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May 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
  The San Diego school board has declined to overturn the two-day suspensions meted out to 31 high-school students for being part of a "twerking video" shot on campus. After hearing complaints from parents that the suspensions were too harsh and could hurt their children's chances of being admitted to college, the San Diego Unified School District governing board met in closed session Tuesday night. Board members emerged to announce that the state Education Code bars them from overturning the suspensions given out by administrators to students at Scripps Ranch High School.
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October 24, 1985
The San Diego school board voted 3 to 2 to ban all students with AIDS from classrooms but to evaluate each employee with AIDS separately, because it would be illegal to automatically ban them from work. Rejecting medical opinion that the fatal disease cannot be transmitted through casual contact, the trustees elected to instruct students with acquired immune deficiency syndrome in their homes through visiting teachers or by phone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An agonized San Diego city schools board worked late into the night Tuesday, but failed to cut $21.5 million from its 1992-93 budget because of California's financial shortages. They put off further decisions until July 14. Trustees were facing proposed elimination of supplemental English, elementary music, basic sex education and career counseling programs as well as reductions in nurses, high school athletics, basic secondary counseling, night school patrols and maintenance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1986
Was the Federal Communication Commission's "fairness doctrine," which requires equal time for competing political candidates, really intended for San Diego school board elections? Your March 14 article, "School Board Race Scratches Padre Record," provides an outstanding example of a horrendous misapplication of government regulation. Mr. Steve Vaus is a concerned parent with young children in a school district in which he wished to become responsibly involved. He also happens to earn a living writing jingles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1991
A proposal by two San Diego secondary schools for a one-year pilot of the controversial commercial news program Channel One poses a conflict between two worthy goals: protecting classrooms from the encroachment of commercialism versus decentralized decision making. Channel One is a daily 12-minute TV news show with two minutes of advertising, which is distributed free to schools by Whittle Communications, along with television sets, VCRs and a satellite dish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1985
How sad to see the San Diego school board voting to fuel the fires of fear and ignorance in our community and to disregard all available expert advice on AIDS. If only we had one more trustee the caliber of Dorothy Smith and Susan Davis, the board could assume a position of leadership and promote education and understanding. Instead, the majority doubted that all the researchers and medical authorities had as great an understanding of AIDS as they did. Following the lead of Trustee Kay Davis, who prides herself on not being "avant-garde or liberal," they voted to substitute their amateur judgment for that of the scientists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1988
An all-school special magnet program centering on the study of marine science will begin at Emerson Elementary in Southeast San Diego beginning in September, 1989. The San Diego school board voted Tuesday to approve the marine science emphasis, with the cooperation of Sea World, as a replacement for the current fundamental studies magnet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1990
The decisions by San Diego school board members Shirley Weber and Kay Davis to send their children to non-public schools ("2 Board Members Put Children in Private Schools," Sept. 27) should educate, not shock the public. Leading scholars on the subject of what it takes to make public schools effective increasingly find that this is not possible without the competition that non-public schools afford. One part of the solution to today's educational problem therefore is to offer more choice to parents about the schools their children will attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1991
The San Diego school board set back the level of trust with the community after the Nov. 12 meeting when it voted against the Channel One news program. The Channel One pilot program was supported unanimously by the district's Inter-divisional Curriculum Committee and the 27 people who testified at the meeting. Channel One keeps students on top of the events shaping our world. Coverage of the crisis in Yugoslavia and the historic Middle East peace talks helps to bring students' textbooks to life and sparks interest in national and world affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the crescendo of criticism and debate over public education, the number of candidates for San Diego city school board races is the lowest in more than a decade. Of the three races up for grabs, only one had a contested race as of Thursday. A potential candidate went to court Thursday to try to get on the ballot in a second race, even though she fell short of the required number of nominating signatures. The third contest has only two contestants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1991
The San Diego school board set back the level of trust with the community after the Nov. 12 meeting when it voted against the Channel One news program. The Channel One pilot program was supported unanimously by the district's Inter-divisional Curriculum Committee and the 27 people who testified at the meeting. Channel One keeps students on top of the events shaping our world. Coverage of the crisis in Yugoslavia and the historic Middle East peace talks helps to bring students' textbooks to life and sparks interest in national and world affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1991
A proposal by two San Diego secondary schools for a one-year pilot of the controversial commercial news program Channel One poses a conflict between two worthy goals: protecting classrooms from the encroachment of commercialism versus decentralized decision making. Channel One is a daily 12-minute TV news show with two minutes of advertising, which is distributed free to schools by Whittle Communications, along with television sets, VCRs and a satellite dish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1991 | DARRYL W. WHITE, Darryl W. White is a vice principal at Bell Junior High School in San Diego and is president of the African-American Assn. of Educators
The texts are greatly improved over what we have today, but the publishers did not go far enough. The first problem is ethnocentrism. The texts come from a European perspective, which is detrimental to the psyche of kids from other backgrounds. It's detrimental to their esteem and their sense of belonging to society as a whole. Also, some of the information is not truthful, or it is distorted. African-Americans have made many contributions that are not mentioned: advances in computers and open heart surgery and hundreds of inventions, such as making light bulbs more practical.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1990 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Both Sue Braun and Lynette Williams bring years of experience with San Diego city schools to their increasingly heated race for the District B city school board seat--Braun as a longtime volunteer and community adviser and Williams as a substitute teacher. Both have sent their children through the public schools here. Both find fault with more than a few elements of the present school system, ranging from principal-teacher relations to priorities for high school and elementary classroom reforms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1989 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, Times Staff Writer
A legal claim has been filed against the San Diego Unified School District on behalf of a woman who alleges that her 6-year-old daughter was sexually molested by a janitor at the elementary school the girl attended. The claim, filed May 9 by attorney John Clifton Elstead of Pleasanton in Alameda County, is the first step in filing a lawsuit against the school district. The mother's name is not listed in the claim. A criminal investigation by the San Diego Police Department is continuing, Lt. Kraig Kessler said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1985 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego school board voted narrowly Tuesday to ban all students with AIDS from city schools but to evaluate each employee with AIDS separately because it would be illegal to automatically ban them from work. Rejecting medical opinion that the fatal syndrome cannot be transmitted through casual contact, the trustees voted, 3-2, to teach students with AIDS in their homes by a visiting teacher or over the telephone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1990
The decisions by San Diego school board members Shirley Weber and Kay Davis to send their children to non-public schools ("2 Board Members Put Children in Private Schools," Sept. 27) should educate, not shock the public. Leading scholars on the subject of what it takes to make public schools effective increasingly find that this is not possible without the competition that non-public schools afford. One part of the solution to today's educational problem therefore is to offer more choice to parents about the schools their children will attend.
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