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April 11, 1999 | ALLISON COHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newport-Mesa school officials are quickly learning how to avoid biting the hand that feeds them after a $1.1-million donation fell short of funding staff positions the district had counted on having. It's a problem every school district should have. For years now, a secret donor has given more than $1 million a year to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for selected programs to enrich the educational experiences of the district's 20,000 students.
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March 7, 2000 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Irvine Unified School District trustees are expected to accept more than $200,000 from the city to restructure their administration when they meet today, although some said the school district may be moving too fast. Board members voted 3 to 2 last month to introduce changes, which include hiring an outside chief financial officer and a human resources consultant. They had not decided, however, whether to use district funds or accept the city's offer of funds.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1998 | JAMES MEIER
The Irvine Public Schools Foundation handed a $450,000 check to the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education at the board's meeting Tuesday night. Another $105,000 will be given directly to specific programs in the next few months. The contributions will fund $375,000 for computer technology, $80,000 for health information services, $75,000 for fine arts programs and $25,000 for grants to teachers. "This is an exceptional donation," said Hank Adler, school board president.
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March 1, 2000 | DANETTE GOULET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Newport-Mesa Unified school board voted Tuesday night to ask residents to pass a $110-million bond issue to repair deteriorating schools--the first measure of its kind in the history of the 35-year-old district. "This sends a message home to students that they are a priority," school board President Dana Black said after the 7-0 vote.
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October 14, 1999 | Jessica Garrison, (949) 574-4221
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees told their staff Tuesday to research the possibility of selling two pieces of district property for cash that would be used to renovate existing school facilities. The properties, a parcel in an unincorporated area of Newport Beach near the proposed Banning Ranch development and another in Costa Mesa, were declared surplus by the board a few years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2000 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Irvine Unified School District trustees are expected to accept more than $200,000 from the city to restructure their administration when they meet today, although some said the school district may be moving too fast. Board members voted 3 to 2 last month to introduce changes, which include hiring an outside chief financial officer and a human resources consultant. They had not decided, however, whether to use district funds or accept the city's offer of funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR and MATHIS WINKLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Irvine Unified trustees, driven to slice $5 million from the coming school year's budget, have voted to send layoff notices to 182 teachers. The decision on what would be one of the largest layoffs in the history of Orange County schools had been expected for months. The school board's decision Tuesday night nonetheless cast a pall over this suburban school district, known for its skilled staff, strong curriculum, dedicated parents and high-striving students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2000 | DANETTE GOULET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Newport-Mesa Unified school board voted Tuesday night to ask residents to pass a $110-million bond issue to repair deteriorating schools--the first measure of its kind in the history of the 35-year-old district. "This sends a message home to students that they are a priority," school board President Dana Black said after the 7-0 vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1998 | Husein Mashni, (949) 574-4221
Despite smaller-than-expected enrollment, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is financially solvent, officials said. A shortfall of about 200 students has translated into a $695,000 budget shortfall in the current school year, but the district will be able to maintain the state-mandated 3% budget reserves, or about $3 million, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR and MATHIS WINKLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Irvine Unified trustees, driven to slice $5 million from the coming school year's budget, have voted to send layoff notices to 182 teachers. The decision on what would be one of the largest layoffs in the history of Orange County schools had been expected for months. The school board's decision Tuesday night nonetheless cast a pall over this suburban school district, known for its skilled staff, strong curriculum, dedicated parents and high-striving students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2000 | Danette Goulet, (949) 574-4221
The Newport-Mesa Unified school board laid the groundwork Tuesday night for an oversight committee that would ensure that the funds raised to repair the district's schools are spent properly. Officials are considering asking voters to approve a bond measure later this year to raise money for the district. Although no official decisions have been made, the oversight committee is expected to involve a citizens' review panel. Specifics will be presented at the Feb. 22 study session.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1999 | ALLISON COHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newport-Mesa school officials are quickly learning how to avoid biting the hand that feeds them after a $1.1-million donation fell short of funding staff positions the district had counted on having. It's a problem every school district should have. For years now, a secret donor has given more than $1 million a year to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for selected programs to enrich the educational experiences of the district's 20,000 students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1998 | Husein Mashni, (949) 574-4221
Despite smaller-than-expected enrollment, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is financially solvent, officials said. A shortfall of about 200 students has translated into a $695,000 budget shortfall in the current school year, but the district will be able to maintain the state-mandated 3% budget reserves, or about $3 million, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1998 | JAMES MEIER
The Irvine Public Schools Foundation handed a $450,000 check to the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education at the board's meeting Tuesday night. Another $105,000 will be given directly to specific programs in the next few months. The contributions will fund $375,000 for computer technology, $80,000 for health information services, $75,000 for fine arts programs and $25,000 for grants to teachers. "This is an exceptional donation," said Hank Adler, school board president.
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