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April 17, 1998
The school board for the Redondo Beach Unified School District has named its officers for the next year. Becky Sargent will take over the job of president from Zeke Zeidler. Val Dombrowski will serve as vice president and Robin Shaw will be the presiding officer, with the job of running meetings in the absence of the president and vice president. The positions are effective through April 1998.
August 8, 1997
The Redondo Beach Unified School District has a new assistant superintendent of personnel services to replace Wayne Kurlak, who retired last month. The appointment of William E. Nunan, who has worked for 25 years in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Newport Beach, was approved by the school board on Tuesday night. Nunan, who currently works as the director of human resources and staff development in Newport Beach, will begin his new job on Aug. 18.
March 4, 1998
The Redondo Beach Unified School District has scheduled a memorial service Mondayto celebrate the life of Shirley Rogers, the assistant superintendent who served the district for nearly 50 years and died last week of leukemia. Rogers, who began her career in the district as an elementary school teacher in 1950, will be honored in a service at the Shirley Rogers Student Services Center at 1107 Vincent St. at 3:30 p.m. The district honored Rogers last year by naming the center for her.
July 1, 1997
The last day of school for Robert Paulson, principal at Redondo Union High School, was Monday. Paulson leaves the campus after five years to become the director of student services of the Redondo Beach Unified School District. Paulson's departure leaves a void in the school's administration. Kelly Johnson, principal at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, was planning to step in as principal at Redondo.
June 18, 1996
New math textbooks for the eight elementary schools in the Redondo Beach Unified School District will have to wait another year. The school board decided earlier this month that it would be better to hire a math consultant for two years to train teachers and parents in teaching basic math skills before buying more books.
February 28, 1998
Shirley Rogers, 70, a fixture in the Redondo Beach Unified School District for 47 years. Most recently assistant superintendent of the district, she began her career there in 1950 as an elementary teacher. Rogers rose from teacher to principal and in 1979 joined the district administrative staff as director of pupil personnel.
November 8, 1997
They learned that the heart of blue whale can weigh as much as a Volkswagen, that a whale's blowhole is the equivalent of a human nose and that the rib of a whale is bigger than the average elementary school pupil. Students at Lincoln School also learned the importance of keeping the ocean and beaches clean during one of several presentations conducted by Sea World in the Redondo Beach Unified School District this week.
November 29, 1996
The Redondo Beach Unified School District has filed a lawsuit against the city of Redondo Beach in an attempt to block a binding ballot measure that would ask voters whether they want to limit school board term limits. A city charter provision currently limits elected officials to two four-year terms.
February 3, 1998
Books, films and educational materials that two textbook evaluation committees serving the Redondo Beach Unified School District have proposed for the next school year will be available for review. The proposed materials have been selected for English, language arts and health classes. After hearing public comments, the committees will make a final recommendation to the school board. The instructional tools will be available for review from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
August 14, 1997
The portable classrooms that have been installed on the Alta Vista School playground to accommodate second- and third-graders in the class-size reduction program are causing a safety concern among Redondo Beach parents. More than 150 parents have signed a petition asking the Redondo Beach Unified School District to move the classrooms, arguing that the portable units will block playground supervisors' view of the hallways and bathrooms that students use at recess.
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