September 2, 1993
The Compton Citizen's Power Action Committee takes issue with your paper, The Los Angeles Times, and the obvious slant in an Aug. 5 article in the Long Beach section by Howard Blume, entitled "3 Emerge as Front-Runners for School Superintendent." The article includes information about the three candidates. However, two of the candidates have accolades and compliments offered as testimonies to their achievements and experiences. Both have others say "wonderful and glowing words" about them.
August 19, 1993 |
State officials have resumed their search for an administrator to run the Compton school system following the surprise announcement that Oakland schools chief Richard P. Mesa has turned down the job. Mesa had applied for and accepted the Compton post, but he changed his mind Tuesday after a show of support from community members and the Oakland school board. The task of picking another administrator for the Compton Unified School District falls to acting state schools Supt. William D. Dawson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1993
State officials announced Thursday that they have expanded their search for an administrator to run the Compton Unified School District. The state's first choice for the job, Oakland schools Supt. Richard P. Mesa, turned down the post last week. The financially and academically struggling school system fell under state control as a condition for receiving a $10.5-million emergency state loan. Acting state schools chief William D.
November 18, 1993
Two private firms have assembled a list of finalists after a nationwide search for an administrator to run the Compton Unified School District, which came under state control in July. Five to 10 finalists will be interviewed by acting state schools chief William D. Dawson, who will make the final choice. Officials said they hope to announce an appointment by the end of November. Since July, the district has been run by retired superintendent Stanley G.
January 25, 1990 |
In an extraordinarily blunt report, the state auditor general charged Wednesday that the troubled Oakland Unified School District knowingly hired a convicted drug user, paid administrators for days they did not work or degrees they had not earned and granted an inflated contract to an underqualified consultant.
August 5, 1993 |
State education officials have selected three front-runners for the job of running the financially strapped Compton Unified School District, which is under state control, sources close to the selection process said. Each of the three is a member of a minority group and has experience as a school district superintendent, the sources said. The front-runners are: Fernando R. Elizondo, an education consultant who formerly headed the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera; McKinley M.