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August 24, 1989 | MEG SULLIVAN, Times Staff Writer
A report released this week suggested that Oxnard more aggressively court Los Angeles and Orange County businesses, but critics said such activity would ruin the city's character. To take advantage of the "economic cyclone" in Southern California, the report also recommended that the city improve its schools and turn around its blue-collar image, making itself more attractive to relocating businesses.
Hoping to reverse a trend of high failure rates among students, the Oxnard Union High School District on Friday announced a sweeping new, get-tough proposal to improve academic performance at its six high schools. Prepared by a team of top district officials and principals, the education plan spells out specific responsibilities for teachers, parents, students and even community residents in helping the schools to succeed.
May 9, 1999
"My concern is the implication . . . that we don't care about kids," is a recently published statement by a trustee of the Oxnard Union High School District in regard to the May 3 forum on pesticides and schools. The boycott of the forum by Rio, Oxnard Union and Oxnard school districts, their refusal to study and try to understand the problems involved, their avoidance and suppression of truly valid information on the subject and the determination of the Oxnard School District to site a school on land that would put the students at a health risk--no matter what--raises the point: Are they really concerned about our children or do they have another agenda?
June 6, 1999
Re "District's Transfer of Administrator Raises Questions," May 24. The recent turn of events at the Oxnard Union High School District and the Oxnard School District seems to be a return to the turbulent 1970s. At that time, both boards acted consistently to disregard the wishes of their respective constituencies. The high school trustees chose to spend more than $100,000 of the district's funds to defend their position--unsuccessfully. The transfer of Oxnard High School Principal Daisy Tatum seems to smack of the same kind of wrongheaded arrogance and stubbornness.
August 16, 1998
At my state professional competency hearing, the Oxnard School Board focused its attention on why the school district does not want me to return to work [after being convicted of secretly tape-recording the telephone calls of a school trustee]. It is important to note that my competency and the misdemeanor were not the issues. The two issues presented by school board members were my inability to serve as a role model and their inability to function as a five-member board. With regard to my position as a role model, I called attention to the contents of my personnel file, which includes 25 years of positive job performance evaluations, letters of commendation and recognition for community service.
September 10, 1993 | MATTHEW MOSK
The Oxnard School District and the Rio School District agreed Wednesday to redraw their boundary lines to accommodate a planned housing development in northeast Oxnard. The redrawn boundary will not affect any existing homes, school officials said. The Rio district will now extend south to Colonia Road and west just beyond Del Norte Boulevard. The land that the Oxnard district gives up is presently farm and industrial property.
September 29, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
An Oxnard school district charged the state and federal governments at least $5.6 million for distributing school meals that never existed, according to a two-year investigation triggered by district officials. The Oxnard Union High School District must now come up with the missing funds and is attempting to work out a repayment schedule with the state Department of Education, said Jack Parham, an attorney for the district. Meanwhile, the inspector general's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which pays for discounted and free student meals, is weighing the the possibility of criminal charges.
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