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October 2, 1993
The resurgence of tuberculosis in the United States in the last few years, especially in Eastern cities, is serious enough that health officials have considered rewriting quarantine laws and reopening sanitariums. Moreover, nativist fears have been fueled along the way because in some instances immigrants have carried the contagious disease. So when the Garden Grove school district was hit with a tuberculosis scare recently, much could have gone wrong.
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March 21, 2009 | Gale Holland
A community college professor who lost a lawsuit accusing an Orange County school board of illegally censoring a dissident board member now owes the district nearly $80,000 in attorney fees, the professor said Friday. Richard McKee, who teaches chemistry at Pasadena City College, said he has had his wages garnished and had to borrow against his retirement as a result of his failed suit against the Orange Unified School District. He has delayed his retirement at least a year, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2009 | Gale Holland
A community college professor who lost a lawsuit accusing an Orange County school board of illegally censoring a dissident board member now owes the district nearly $80,000 in attorney fees, the professor said Friday. Richard McKee, who teaches chemistry at Pasadena City College, said he has had his wages garnished and had to borrow against his retirement as a result of his failed suit against the Orange Unified School District. He has delayed his retirement at least a year, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Extracurricular clubs, those mainstays of college applications and the teenage school social scene, are suddenly a matter of hot debate. It's not just the Christian clubs and gay-support groups that are making headlines. One school district--Orange Unified--is now reexamining rules for middle school groups, including service organizations, which help the less fortunate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1991
In an act of political courage, the Santa Ana Unified School District's Board of Education defied the naysayers and approved a controversial plan to establish the first mobile health clinic for elementary pupils in any Orange County school district. It was not easy. The board had to resist strong lobbying from opponents who said such a clinic would pave the way for school-based abortion referrals and for the distribution of birth-control devices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1998
Another Orange County school district released scores in the state's new standardized test of basic skills, the Stanford 9. Statewide results and scores from the remaining Orange County districts are expected to be made public Tuesday. The test was given to students in grades two to 11 from mid-March to mid-May. Editor's note: The percentile figures show how student scores ranked, on average, against a nationally selected group.
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December 16, 1994 | RUSS LOAR and JEFF BEAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thousands of dollars that PTAs and educational foundations have raised for extras such as computers, music and art in Orange County's public schools might end up buying paper and pencils instead. As school districts work to determine how they will deal with losses from the county's investment pool, parents who raise money for schools said the crisis will probably result in fewer computers and enrichment programs for students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1986 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Until 15 years ago, most Orange County public schools had remarkably similar student bodies. The students were virtually all white and all from middle-class families. Now, however, the county's demographics have changed so markedly that at least one school district, Westminster elementary, has been pressed by state administrators to spell out its "integration policy."
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December 10, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Whittier College education professor, using a novel appeal to area school district superintendents, is quietly testing the waters for a bid to unseat controversial longtime Orange County Supt. of Schools Robert D. Peterson. The professor, John F.
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January 29, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wendy Tobiska spends hours on the phone, talking to other parents and quizzing school officials about how Orange County's financial calamity might hurt local schools. She helps organize parent meeting groups, devours school reports and newspaper accounts about the county's bankruptcy and has become suddenly fluent in the language of Wall Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1998
Another Orange County school district released scores in the state's new standardized test of basic skills, the Stanford 9. Statewide results and scores from the remaining Orange County districts are expected to be made public Tuesday. The test was given to students in grades two to 11 from mid-March to mid-May. Editor's note: The percentile figures show how student scores ranked, on average, against a nationally selected group.
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August 19, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Sacramento judge Monday temporarily blocked Orange Unified School District's new English-immersion program for students who speak other languages, reversing a key victory that school administrators had won last month in their campaign to drop bilingual education. The temporary restraining order granted by Judge Ronald B.
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August 19, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Sacramento County judge called a halt Monday to the Orange Unified School District's new English-immersion program for students who speak other languages, reversing a key victory school administrators had won last month in their campaign to drop bilingual education. The temporary restraining order granted by Judge Ronald B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Trustees in the Orange Unified School District will consider a proposal tonight to contract with a private company for cafeteria services, a controversial issue that the board considered six months ago but did not resolve. In August, the seven-member school board decided, over some strong protests, to ask private food-service companies to submit proposals for operating cafeterias in the district's 37 schools.
NEWS
January 29, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wendy Tobiska spends hours on the phone, talking to other parents and quizzing school officials about how Orange County's financial calamity might hurt local schools. She helps organize parent meeting groups, devours school reports and newspaper accounts about the county's bankruptcy and has become suddenly fluent in the language of Wall Street.
NEWS
December 16, 1994 | RUSS LOAR and JEFF BEAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thousands of dollars that PTAs and educational foundations have raised for extras such as computers, music and art in Orange County's public schools might end up buying paper and pencils instead. As school districts work to determine how they will deal with losses from the county's investment pool, parents who raise money for schools said the crisis will probably result in fewer computers and enrichment programs for students.
NEWS
August 19, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Sacramento County judge called a halt Monday to the Orange Unified School District's new English-immersion program for students who speak other languages, reversing a key victory school administrators had won last month in their campaign to drop bilingual education. The temporary restraining order granted by Judge Ronald B.
NEWS
August 19, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Sacramento judge Monday temporarily blocked Orange Unified School District's new English-immersion program for students who speak other languages, reversing a key victory that school administrators had won last month in their campaign to drop bilingual education. The temporary restraining order granted by Judge Ronald B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
A public hearing on a reprimand stemming from sexual harassment charges was postponed Monday by officials of the Orange Unified School District. A new date for the hearing of chief fiscal officer Joyce Capelle--accused last December of tolerating sexual harassment in the workplace--has not been set, according to Supt. Robert L. French.
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March 8, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge sentenced former school finance officer Stephen A. Wagner on Monday to 57 months in prison on federal mail and wire fraud charges, effectively adding about 13 months to the time he is expected to spend behind bars on state charges of embezzling $3.7 million from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
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