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January 31, 1997
Anaheim City School District Supt. Roberta Thompson Anaheim City School District started its second semester this week with smaller first- and second-grade classes: no more than 20 pupils to each teacher. That way, the district can take advantage of a state bonus paid to districts that reduce class size in the primary grades.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997
Anaheim City School District Supt. Roberta Thompson Anaheim City School District started its second semester this week with smaller first- and second-grade classes: no more than 20 pupils to each teacher. That way, the district can take advantage of a state bonus paid to districts that reduce class size in the primary grades.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
Anaheim City School District Superintendent Roberta Thompson announced last week that she will retire at the end of the school year. Thompson has been the superintendent for four years. District officials said they have not made any decisions about who will replace Thompson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1997 | VANESSA DeRUYTER
Despite overcrowded conditions in Anaheim City School District campuses, parents seem satisfied with the education their children are receiving, according to survey results recently released by the district Board of Trustees. The survey randomly sampled more than 1,000 parents. About 89% of parents of students in kindergarten through sixth grade cited overall satisfaction with their local schools. The survey indicated that 83% of parents were aware of overcrowding in the 20,400-student district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997
We are delighted that Patricia Clark White is returning to Orange County, this time as superintendent of the Irvine Unified School District (Sept. 3). However, for those who missed the correction Sept. 4, the county's first female district superintendent was Cynthia Grennan, Anaheim Union High School District chief from 1979 to 1996. Former Yorba Linda Elementary School District Supt. Mary Ellen Blanton served from 1985 to 1989, when the district unified with the Placentia District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
Reducing class sizes remains a goal of Anaheim City School District officials, but the challenge is finding enough classroom space. As Supt. Roberta Thompson put it, maintaining a ratio of 20 students per teacher in the first and second grades "is not only desirable, it's critical to improving instruction." But, she added, "we have less facilities than we have kids."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roberta Thompson, director of curriculum and instruction for the Anaheim City School District, has been selected by the Board of Trustees to succeed Jack Sarnicky as district superintendent effective July 1. Sarnicky announced two months ago that he will retire at the end of this school year. He has held the elementary school district's top post since last summer. The board's 4-0 vote to appoint Thompson took place Tuesday night at a special session. Trustee Christopher B.
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August 24, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
For the first time in seven years, the district's students will have new mathematics and language arts textbooks and related materials. Supt. Roberta Thompson said the district spent more than $1 million on the new books and materials, which have been in use since year-round sessions began July 8. "It's been a mountain of textbooks to get out," she said. The new language arts material is for students in kindergarten through third grade, said Sandra E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1996 | JENNIFER LEUER
About 40 teachers and 60 substitutes landed positions with Anaheim City School District schools at a weekend job fair to kick-start the district's plan for reducing class sizes. The Saturday fair, the district's first, drew about 500 applicants to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, surprising district officials who had expected only 200. Most of those hired have emergency credentials, said Ann Beavers, assistant superintendent of personnel administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER
Anaheim City School District trustees will discuss a plan tonight that would redirect limited-English-speaking students into classes taught in English rather than in their native language. Limited-English speakers in the district now attend classes in their primary language and are transitioned into English classes, usually in about three years, Supt. Roberta Thompson said. Students make the transition with a teacher recommendation and a passing score on a language test. Trustee Harald G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1996 | BONNIE HAYES
Third-graders may soon be persuaded by Disney characters to stay off drugs. But not by Mickey, Goofy or Pluto. Instead, Disney Crew, a drug resistance program being prepared for the city's 22 elementary schools by the first of the year, will use specially created puppets to spread the message. Patterned after a similar Walt Disney Co. program in Orlando, Fla., the Anaheim effort will reach 2,700 students.
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