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February 19, 2000 | REBECCA HARRIS and KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bucking an educational trend, officials in the Capistrano Unified School District are considering a cost-saving plan that would switch some year-round schools back to a more traditional calendar. That would make the district a rarity in California, where the proportion of students enrolled in year-round schools more than doubled in the last decade.
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July 24, 2000 | REBECCA HARRIS and LISA RICHARDSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While most public schools head back to basics, assign extra homework and focus on standardized test scores, a new charter school in San Juan Capistrano will discard just about every hot trend in education. In an era of concern over social promotion, Journey Charter School in Capistrano Unified School District will move children to tougher tasks when each is ready, not by age.
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March 18, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
With one new high school under construction, trustees in the Capistrano Unified School District this week approved a tentative site for yet another campus, which would be the fifth in the fast-growing district. In a unanimous vote, trustees identified a 50-acre Chiquita Canyon site near Rancho Santa Margarita, just south of Oso Parkway and west of the planned Foothill Transportation Corridor, as a potential site for a new high school.
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July 12, 2000 | Rebecca Harris, (949) 248-2154
Some San Juan Elementary School parents believe their school has been "neglected" for too long for it to have more students foisted upon it. At a Capistrano Unified School Board meeting Monday night, two parents asked trustees to scrap plans allowing a new charter school to operate there. The parents railed against the crowding and noise complications they say could occur if 60 students from Journey Charter School, the district's first charter program, inhabit the campus.
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June 23, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After laboring for a year under a mandate to raise their school's already good standardized test scores, teachers at Truman Benedict Elementary School in Capistrano Unified headed off for summer vacation Thursday not knowing they had accomplished their mission. They had finished their last day of school and filed out the door just three hours before newly released Stanford 9 results showed that Benedict's scores had soared.
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June 9, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
Trustees in the Capistrano Unified School District have tentatively adopted a dress code that prohibits the district's 30,000 students from wearing clothing associated with gangs or otherwise deemed disruptive.
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January 24, 2000 | By KATE FOLMAR,
Frustrated by what they see as an erosion of local control, the trustees of Capistrano public schools have come out with their own personal legislative agenda, advising lawmakers on what educational issues they consider most important.
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June 11, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
After years of planning, the Capistrano Valley Christian Schools will break ground today on a $750,000 library and 10-classroom complex. The private school for K-12 students is accepting applications for the 1999-2000 fall semester, summer camp and preschool programs. A groundbreaking ceremony for the complex begins at 8:30 a.m., 32032 Del Obispo St. Information: (949) 493-5683.
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November 1, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The communities are different, but their educational straits are similar: campuses crammed with portable buildings, electrical wiring too feeble to support the latest technology, sagging infrastructure, and heating and cooling systems on the fritz. It's a lousy setting for teaching kids, school officials in the Capistrano, Huntington Beach and Santa Ana districts decided. So all three this month are seeking multimillion-dollar school bonds to repair aging campuses and build new ones.
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October 6, 1999 | REBECCA HARRIS and LISA RICHARDSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From cocktail parties to voter registration blitzes, the push is on as three Orange County school districts--Huntington Beach Union, Santa Ana Unified and Capistrano Unified--urge residents to vote for millions of dollars in bonds to repair old schools and build new ones. A fourth, Irvine Unified, is seeking voter approval of a parcel tax to salvage that district's arts, music and science programs.
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June 23, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After laboring for a year under a mandate to raise their school's already good standardized test scores, teachers at Truman Benedict Elementary School in Capistrano Unified headed off for summer vacation Thursday not knowing they had accomplished their mission. They had finished their last day of school and filed out the door just three hours before newly released Stanford 9 results showed that Benedict's scores had soared.
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June 3, 2000 | REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Capistrano Unified School District scored a victory this week in its ongoing effort to run its 41 schools outside the bounds of the state Education Code. By a 33-1 vote, the state Senate approved a bill aimed at streamlining the process for Capistrano Unified to draft a charter district proposal. SB 1705, sponsored by Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside), goes next to the Assembly. If passed and signed into law, it would ease the path for the district to become the state's largest charter district.
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March 23, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN and REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Officials at a San Juan Capistrano elementary school were besieged Wednesday with angry parents complaining that they had not been told for two months that two brothers at the school had hepatitis A. Health officials defended their decision as they prepared to inoculate hundreds of students and some staff today against the disease at Harold Ambuehl Elementary School, where a third student was reported with the illness last week.
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March 22, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county Health Care Agency reported three cases of hepatitis A at a San Juan Capistrano elementary school and, in letters sent home to parents Tuesday, recommended injections of immune globulin for the school's 850 students. "Everybody is kind of alarmed," said Debby Lienhop, president of the PTA at Harold Ambuehl Elementary School, where the cases were reported. She said parents had been told that county health officials would be on campus to administer the injections Thursday and Friday.
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February 19, 2000 | REBECCA HARRIS and KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bucking an educational trend, officials in the Capistrano Unified School District are considering a cost-saving plan that would switch some year-round schools back to a more traditional calendar. That would make the district a rarity in California, where the proportion of students enrolled in year-round schools more than doubled in the last decade.
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February 16, 2000 | REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Capistrano Unified School District board Monday quickly approved the attendance boundary changes suggested by Supt. James A. Fleming, ending six months of contention in less than five minutes. Following Fleming's short presentation, trustees said they will reassess the issue in two years and voted 7 to 0 to uphold his recommendations. Boundaries were redrawn in an effort to fill four new schools scheduled to open this fall to ease districtwide overcrowding.
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February 14, 2000 | KENNETH MA and REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Education has always been a top priority for Patricia Fisher. As the mother of two elementary students in San Juan Accelerated School, Fisher wants her children to achieve what she did in Mexico: a college degree. "If you don't do well in school, you end up working in the kitchen or cleaning people's houses," she said. "There is nothing wrong with that, but I want them to be better."
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