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October 17, 1998 | CHRISTINE CASTRO and DEBRA CANO
Textbooks from the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District that have been declared obsolete will be offered for free next week. The books will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the district's maintenance yard, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda. Books left over will be destroyed and sold for recycling into pulp. Information: (714) 985-8603.
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May 1, 1998 | VANESSA DeRUYTER
After spending months revising its transportation policy, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District trustees voted Tuesday to charge a yearly busing fee. Starting in the 1998-99 school year, the district will charge $180 each for the first two children in a family and $90 for the third child; any additional child in a family rides for free. The fee, which will help the district cover busing expenses, was originally approved in August.
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May 1, 1998 | BY JOHN CANALIS and VANESSA DeRUYTER
The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District has hired Yvonne Davis as assistant superintendent of the Educational Services Division, a position that has been vacant since last year. Davis, 58, who received a doctorate from UCLA, previously served in the Los Angeles Unified School District as chief instructional officer. Her management experience includes roles as regional administrator, director of instruction and school principal.
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April 3, 1998 | VANESSA DeRUYTER
Students may soon lose that morning worry about what to wear because their schools might make the decision for them. In a unanimous vote this week, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District trustees adopted a policy that allows campuses to make uniforms either voluntary or mandatory. District officials said parents have been asking the board to take such measures. Parents have said that uniforms are more cost-effective and that they lessen time spent getting ready for school.
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January 21, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Parents can review elementary-level reading textbooks and other materials proposed for adoption by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. After a 1 1/2-year pilot program to test materials from three publishers, teachers are recommending that the board on Feb. 24 adopt language arts textbooks from Harcourt Brace. Also recommended by teachers are Spanish-language arts materials from MacMillan/McGraw-Hill and transition materials by Houghton-Mifflin for students learning English.
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January 13, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
New language arts materials to teach reading and spelling to students in kindergarten through sixth grade will be considered tonight by Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District trustees. The board will consider approving a 30-day display of the Harcourt Brace textbooks and related materials, which teachers overwhelmingly support. The materials will be on display at the district's Educational Services Center for anyone interested in reviewing them.
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December 31, 1997 | VANESSA DeRUYTER
Despite some improvement, tighter controls are needed on student body funds at high schools in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, according to an annual independent auditors' report. The report, recently presented to district trustees, found that student body leaders are often late in depositing checks, and that money is sometimes left unguarded. Auditors also found negative balances in four campus club accounts monitored by associated student body groups.
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December 31, 1997 | VANESSA DeRUYTER
Despite student complaints, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District officials say El Dorado High School has enough campus parking. Students have complained about a lack of parking since the city recently placed restrictions on streets surrounding the south end of campus. Trustee Craig Olson said a district study found ample campus parking for students, although growing enrollment might pose future problems.
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December 12, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Trustees in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District revised its controversial transportation policy this week and agreed to restore some scheduled reductions in bus service. In August, the board said it would eliminate 31 middle and high school bus stops in January and 17 elementary stops in September 1998, affecting about 600 students. Trustees said the cuts were needed to reduce transportation costs in the growing district and put off the need to acquire at least two new buses.
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November 21, 1997 | VANESSA DeRUYTER
Parents this week urged Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District trustees to drop plans to eliminate dozens of bus stops, saying they would be willing to pay to maintain service levels. Trustees in August approved revamping its transportation system, including reducing bus-riding eligibility zones in neighborhoods closer to schools. Under the action, 38 stops would have been eliminated in January for middle and high schools.
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