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Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District

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October 20, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District trustees this week approved new boundaries for some students attending Glenknoll Elementary. The boundary change drew opposition from some parents who don't want their children to switch schools. About two dozen students are affected. The attendance boundary between Glenknoll and Woodsboro elementary schools was adjusted because of construction on the nearby Fairmont Boulevard overpass and class crowding.
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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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March 14, 1998
Alvin Hawkins, a long-time principal and administrator in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, died Thursday of natural causes. He was 66. Hawkins had been principal of Kraemer and Tuffree junior high schools as well as Esperanza and El Dorado high schools. At the time of his death, he was director of curriculum and instruction for the school district, and was a member of the city's Transportation Circulation Commission.
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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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