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December 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Richmond school board has ousted Supt. Walter Marks amid concern that he was jeopardizing the district's chances of getting a second emergency bailout loan from the state. The district could run out of money by next February, one state legislator said. The district, which faces an estimated $25-million shortfall for next year, received a $9-million loan from the state earlier this year and is forced to ask for an additional $25 million.
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March 12, 1991 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For three heady days in November, 1989, the struggling, working-class Richmond Unified School District basked in the unfamiliar glow of national recognition. Its charismatic superintendent, Walter L. Marks, had seemingly hit pay dirt with his project converting the district's 47 campuses into specialty schools and allowing parents to choose among them.
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November 29, 1989 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Until a year and a half ago, Myron Ho attended a private school. Now he is a seventh-grader at Adams Middle School in the once-declining Richmond Unified School District, and his parents couldn't be happier. "He has a lot more choices here; there are always new challenges," said Myron's mother, Patti Ho, who turned to the public school system because she and her husband were allowed to choose which of the district's schools they felt would be best for their son.
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February 9, 1991 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday named a former Bush Administration official to head the State and Consumer Services Agency, a 15,000-employee bureaucracy with duties ranging from managing the state's property to overseeing the way income taxes are collected.
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February 9, 1991 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday named a former Bush Administration official to head the State and Consumer Services Agency, a 15,000-employee bureaucracy with duties ranging from managing the state's property to overseeing the way income taxes are collected.
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March 12, 1991 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For three heady days in November, 1989, the struggling, working-class Richmond Unified School District basked in the unfamiliar glow of national recognition. Its charismatic superintendent, Walter L. Marks, had seemingly hit pay dirt with his project converting the district's 47 campuses into specialty schools and allowing parents to choose among them.
NEWS
December 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Richmond school board has ousted Supt. Walter Marks amid concern that he was jeopardizing the district's chances of getting a second emergency bailout loan from the state. The district could run out of money by next February, one state legislator said. The district, which faces an estimated $25-million shortfall for next year, received a $9-million loan from the state earlier this year and is forced to ask for an additional $25 million.
NEWS
November 29, 1989 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Until a year and a half ago, Myron Ho attended a private school. Now he is a seventh-grader at Adams Middle School in the once-declining Richmond Unified School District, and his parents couldn't be happier. "He has a lot more choices here; there are always new challenges," said Myron's mother, Patti Ho, who turned to the public school system because she and her husband were allowed to choose which of the district's schools they felt would be best for their son.
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