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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 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 14, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
School District Budget Would Cut Some Reading Aides The Capistrano Unified School District board has tentatively approved a $136-million budget that includes $3 million in cuts and layoffs of two dozen elementary school reading aides. Trustees voted unanimously Monday to move ahead with the 1995-96 spending plan, with final budget approval set for June 26. School officials said they have not decided which reading aides will be laid off.
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February 15, 2000 | REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dozens of residents packed the board room of Capistrano Unified School District on Monday to hear the decision on new attendance boundaries, but many left as the meeting continued into the night with trustees first addressing a number of other issues on a long meeting agenda. Many parents have said they do not want their children to change schools, citing financial, emotional and social investments made in their current campuses.
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February 15, 2000 | REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dozens of residents packed the board room of Capistrano Unified School District on Monday to hear the decision on new attendance boundaries, but many left as the meeting continued into the night with trustees first addressing a number of other issues on a long meeting agenda. Many parents have said they do not want their children to change schools, citing financial, emotional and social investments made in their current campuses.
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September 25, 1997 | SUSAN DEEMER
A community forum today will focus on goals and other issues affecting Niguel Hills Middle School. A similar meeting earlier this week at Wagon Wheel Elementary School in Coto de Caza stirred a heated debate among residents concerned about the use of portable classrooms on several campuses in San Juan Capistrano Unified School District. Today's session will be at 7:15 p.m. in the performance room of the school at 29070 Paseo Escuela. Information: (714) 489-7350.
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May 31, 2007 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
The man selected to become superintendent of the troubled San Juan Capistrano Unified School District has backed out of the deal, officials said Wednesday. Dennis M. Smith, who had been expected to assume his duties July 1, said in a letter to the district's board that he had reconsidered taking the position because of "uncertainty and instability" facing the district.
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July 14, 1997
Anaheim City Council meeting What: Considering whether to authorize the city manager to sign purchase agreements for amounts up to $50,000. When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. Where: Council chambers, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd. Phone: (714) 254-5166. Cypress City Council meeting What: Debating an ordinance that would limit stays at motels. When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Council chambers, 5275 Orange Ave. Phone: (714) 229-6700.
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May 11, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Philharmonic Society has won its first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, although society Executive Director Erich A. Vollmer said Thursday that the organization's board will meet this weekend to decide whether to accept the $3,500 award. Some arts organizations have recently rejected or threatened to reject NEA grants, objecting to congressional attempts to regulate artistic content.
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February 10, 1997 | DEBRA CANO, LESLEY WRIGHT, BILL BILLITER, KIMBERLY BROWER, MIMI KO CRUZ AND JOHN POPE
Issues Coming Up Anaheim City Council meeting What: Considering an amendment to an agreement with P&D Consultants Inc. for services in the Anaheim Resort Area When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. Where: Council chambers, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd. Information: (714) 254-5166 Buena Park Informational meeting What: Session on the proposed utility tax increase. Public hearing will be Feb. 25. When: Thursday, 5 p.m. Where: Council chambers, 6650 Beach Blvd.
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June 14, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
School District Budget Would Cut Some Reading Aides The Capistrano Unified School District board has tentatively approved a $136-million budget that includes $3 million in cuts and layoffs of two dozen elementary school reading aides. Trustees voted unanimously Monday to move ahead with the 1995-96 spending plan, with final budget approval set for June 26. School officials said they have not decided which reading aides will be laid off.
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