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March 25, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An elementary school shells out $9,400 on consultants to help teachers build "team cohesion." A central office administrator spends $14,500 for a consultant to make a video on life at the school district's outdoor mountain camp for sixth-graders. The arts coordinator approves $9,999 for a consultant to provide African-American dance at 20 schools for a month. The personnel department forks over $3,600 for a consultant to tell workers how to coordinate consultants better.
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October 28, 2012 | By Tony Perry and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - The days when auto shop was a major part of the high school curriculum have long since been consigned to revivals and reruns of the musical "Grease. " But auto shop's long skid in the face of budget cuts and a shift toward college-prep classes may be reversing. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the San Diego Unified School District, where officials have built automotive program facilities at three high schools and hope to upgrade shops at two other schools if voters approve a bond issue next month.
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October 3, 1988
Concerned about cuts in art instruction for schoolchildren, philanthropist Muriel Gluck has donated $4 million to hire 50 visual arts teachers for the San Diego schools. Gluck, a Los Angeles resident who also maintains a home in San Diego, made the donation through the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, in memory of her late husband, founder of a chain of women's clothing stores. The gift will go to the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Museum of Art.
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February 29, 2008 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
The mayor's office acknowledged Thursday that two top hires it introduced this week are technically on loan from the San Diego Unified School District. One of the employees is Angela Bass, who was presented at a Monday news conference as the superintendent of instruction for the two academically struggling high schools and four middle schools that will fall under the stewardship of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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June 10, 1987
All applicants for police officer, bus driver or auto mechanic jobs with the San Diego Unified School District will be required to take pre-employment drug tests under a proposal passed Tuesday by the Board of Education. The move will affect about 300 people a year who apply for those positions, which are identified as "sensitive," at an initial annual cost of about $9,600. Should an applicant test positive for either drugs or alcohol, a second confirmation test will be given.
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June 5, 1988
The Candidates City of San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor County Board of Supervisors District 1 Brian Bilbray District 2 George Bailey District 3 Susan Golding The Propositions Countywide Proposition A YES Half-cent sales tax increase for jails and courts Proposition B YES Increase in Gann spending limit Fallbrook Proposition V YES Incorporation of Fallbrook San Diego Unified School District Proposition Y YES Property tax increase to build and expand schools
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July 1, 1998 | Ruben Carriedo, Carriedo is assistant superintendent for planning assessment and accountability for the San Diego Unified School District
The impending release of test scores from the statewide assessment program (STAR) includes results for California students in grades two through 11 on the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (SAT 9), in language arts, mathematics, science and history/social studies. These data will provide valuable information about student learning for nearly 100,000 students in San Diego city schools and 4 million across California.
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March 20, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Five years after embarking on a plan to aggressively integrate disabled children into regular classes, the San Diego City Unified School District sends these warnings to Los Angeles Unified as it begins a similar landmark undertaking this week: Parents: Expect your disabled children to receive fewer support services than promised and don't assume that your fight for equal treatment is over the day that they begin school in a regular classroom.
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February 9, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with mounting political and community pressure, the teachers union and school board reached an agreement in the predawn hours Thursday to end a bitter five-day strike and start what both sides believe will be a lengthy healing process. "It feels like Christmas around here," said Jefferson Elementary School Principal Bonnie Russell. "The parents are happy, the students are happy, and the principal is very, very happy." The deal provides teachers with raises totaling 14.
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February 8, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite an impassioned plea from Mayor Susan Golding, the school board and teachers union failed Wednesday to reach an accord to end a five-day teachers strike that at some schools has virtually halted the educational process. "The matter has gone beyond the schools, it is impacting the entire community," Golding said. "The longer the strike continues, the more difficult it will be to get past the ill will and bad feelings."
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December 12, 1994 | TONY PERRY
San Diego Unified School District offers breakfast daily at 138 schools to an average of 17,041 students. The reason is simple. "What we know from our research is that you can't teach a hungry child," said Jane Boehrer, food services director. Of those students, 15,515 come from low-income families and thus qualify for a free breakfast. Since not all schools have kitchen facilities, many have breakfast delivered by the district's fleet of 31 food trucks.
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January 13, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego school board, objecting to the anti-gay policy of the Boy Scouts of America, voted unanimously Tuesday to oust the Scouts from running school-day programs in the eighth-largest district in the nation. "We have to send a message to Scout leaders locally and nationally," school board member Ron Ottinger said. "We will welcome you back into our school district when you end this discrimination." The board's action was decried by Boy Scout leaders but praised by gay activists.
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October 23, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While controversial and major challenges await the winners of San Diego-area education races next month, the election campaigns themselves have been decidedly low-key. There are two contested races for the San Diego Unified School District and two races for the equally sprawling San Diego Community College District.
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