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May 13, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Maria G. Ott, the second-highest ranking official in the Los Angeles Unified School District, will leave her post this summer to take the helm of another school district. Trustees of the high-performing, 18,000-student Rowland Unified School District unanimously chose Ott as the district's new superintendent after a four-month search.
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May 13, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Maria G. Ott, the second-highest ranking official in the Los Angeles Unified School District, will leave her post this summer to take the helm of another school district. Trustees of the high-performing, 18,000-student Rowland Unified School District unanimously chose Ott as the district's new superintendent after a four-month search.
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August 22, 1996
Four years after prodding the Department of Justice into a civil rights investigation of the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District, Manuel Maldonado is still worried that his eight kids are being shortchanged in their education because they're Latino. One year after bureaucrats nixed a plan for Maria Calzada and 59 other parents to volunteer at a school in the Bassett Unified School District, Calzada remains angry that she is being ignored.
NEWS
March 24, 1988
The Rowland Unified School District will conduct its first districtwide earthquake drill on April 19. The district will simulate an earthquake at 8:40 a.m. as part of "Be Aware . . . Prepare," the theme for California Earthquake Preparedness Month. During the "quake," all students, staff and visitors at the district's schools in Rowland Heights, La Puente, Walnut and West Covina will seek protection. The district office in Rowland Heights will act as central headquarters.
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May 23, 1985
A teen mother program that builds student confidence and encourages further education brought special honors to the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District when awards were given this week by the Los Angeles County superintendent of schools office. The third annual Exemplary Programs Awards competition also gave recognition to an attendance improvement program in the Rowland Unified School District and a program of media communications for students in the Claremont Unified School District.
NEWS
February 7, 1993
The superintendent of the Rowland Unified School District has been named one of the 100 best school managers in North America by the Executive Educator, a magazine for school professionals. Sharon S. Robison, who has headed the district since 1987, was cited for her leadership and professional achievements. The educational listing is similar to the Fortune 500 or the Forbes 400 for business and industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1995
The Rowland Unified School District posted a $5,000 reward Monday for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for a pipe bomb explosion at Nogales High School in La Puente on Oct. 30 that injured three youths. "The Board [of Education] and the community want to know who did this," said Supt. Ron Leon. He said the award was approved at Thursday's Board of Education meeting to aid police in their search for suspects in the case.
NEWS
October 1, 1987
The Rowland Unified School District board has adopted a resolution to consider year-round scheduling as a possible solution to significant growth anticipated in the next five years. The district has no formal plans to go to year-round schooling, but adopted the resolution to keep its options open and to meet state requirements by filing intent a year before any action, Supt. Sharon Robison said.
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September 23, 1990 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Committee on School District Reorganization will hold two public hearings on possible redrawing of school district boundaries in Rowland Heights and Walnut. The hearings are in response to a group of Walnut parents whose children attend schools in the Rowland Unified School District. The parents want district lines redrawn so their children can attend school in the Walnut Valley Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1995
The Rowland Unified School District posted a $5,000 reward Monday for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for a pipe bomb explosion at Nogales High School in La Puente on Oct. 30 that injured three youths. "The Board [of Education] and the community want to know who did this," said Supt. Ron Leon. He said the award was approved at Thursday's Board of Education meeting to aid police in their search for suspects in the case.
NEWS
February 7, 1993
The superintendent of the Rowland Unified School District has been named one of the 100 best school managers in North America by the Executive Educator, a magazine for school professionals. Sharon S. Robison, who has headed the district since 1987, was cited for her leadership and professional achievements. The educational listing is similar to the Fortune 500 or the Forbes 400 for business and industry.
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May 22, 1992 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That unusual silence around schools in Rowland Heights on Thursday wasn't a lack of classroom activity, just an extraordinary absence of teachers' voices. The 630-member teachers union in the San Gabriel Valley city staged a one-day job action to protest a plan by the fund-strapped Rowland Unified School District to increase class sizes. The teachers called it a "Day of Silence." They were supposed to conduct their regular classes, but without uttering a sound, which was frustrating, they said.
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November 7, 1991 | MICHAEL UTLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Election Day proved to be a boon for incumbent city council members seeking to retain their seats in the San Gabriel Valley. Of the three area cities with council elections Tuesday--Diamond Bar, Duarte and Walnut--not one elected incumbent lost his or her job. "I think it's just the public saying, if the thing ain't broken, why fix it?," said Bertha (Bert) Ashley, a 12-year Walnut City Council member who will begin her fifth term Nov. 27.
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September 23, 1990 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Committee on School District Reorganization will hold two public hearings on possible redrawing of school district boundaries in Rowland Heights and Walnut. The hearings are in response to a group of Walnut parents whose children attend schools in the Rowland Unified School District. The parents want district lines redrawn so their children can attend school in the Walnut Valley Unified School District.
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May 22, 1992 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That unusual silence around schools in Rowland Heights on Thursday wasn't a lack of classroom activity, just an extraordinary absence of teachers' voices. The 630-member teachers union in the San Gabriel Valley city staged a one-day job action to protest a plan by the fund-strapped Rowland Unified School District to increase class sizes. The teachers called it a "Day of Silence." They were supposed to conduct their regular classes, but without uttering a sound, which was frustrating, they said.
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October 15, 1989 | MARY R. HEFFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rowland High School was just a year old when Dick Ferrell, fresh out of college, began teaching there in 1965. "Back then," he said last week in his office in a portable classroom, "you could have shot a cannon down Colima." Now, Colima Road is lined with fast-food outlets and gas stations and strip shopping centers, and behind them are houses and apartments and garages that spew people and cars by the thousands onto Colima and Nogales and all over Rowland Heights to the Pomona Freeway.
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October 15, 1989 | MARY R. HEFFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rowland High School was just a year old when Dick Ferrell, fresh out of college, began teaching there in 1965. "Back then," he said last week in his office in a portable classroom, "you could have shot a cannon down Colima." Now, Colima Road is lined with fast-food outlets and gas stations and strip shopping centers, and behind them are houses and apartments and garages that spew people and cars by the thousands onto Colima and Nogales and all over Rowland Heights to the Pomona Freeway.
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February 9, 1989 | SIOK-HIAN TAY KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
His fingers moving rapidly over the computer keyboard, Musa Mustafa "sketched" a hat on the screen and maneuvered it onto Gumby's head as a visiting Soviet animator shook his head in delight. Fedor Khitruk, president of the Union of Soviet Animators, was tickled again when Mustafa, selecting from a computer display of colors, created green eyes for a cartoon alien. "I would like to take this toy," Khitruk said finally.
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