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June 14, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During 28 years as a teacher in the Santa Paula Elementary School District, Norma Paillette doesn't remember a year quite as bad as this one at Isbell Middle School. Insulted, ignored and sworn at with regularity by students, the 63-year-old math teacher also has been punched in the arm by a student and had her classroom trashed at lunchtime, she said.
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March 18, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outraged by a policy that allows police dogs to sniff out drugs on this city's middle school campus, some parents and community leaders have launched a campaign to outlaw the searches, saying they violate students' privacy rights. The policy was adopted in 1998 by the Santa Paula Elementary School District board and put into effect this year at Isbell School after a flurry of drug-related expulsions at the 1,200-student campus. The practice isn't universally condemned, though.
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June 16, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The superintendent of the Santa Paula elementary schools will not be charged with battery over his run-in with a 14-year-old middle school student because of conflicting eyewitness testimony, Santa Paula police said Tuesday. Supt. David Philips, who was suspended for five days by trustees of the 3,300-student Santa Paula Elementary School District after the May 27 incident, still faces possible disciplinary action by the district. In a prepared statement, Police Chief Walter H.
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March 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
No criminal charges will be filed against a high school teacher arrested in her classroom after showing students the R-rated, Oscar-nominated film "American Beauty." Mary Louise Peterson was arrested March 6 for investigation of trespassing because she refused to leave her classroom after being placed on administrative leave. "Both the Santa Paula School District administrators and the Santa Paula Police Department bent over backward to avoid an arrest," Assistant Dist. Atty. Greg Totten said.
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March 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
No criminal charges will be filed against a high school teacher arrested in her classroom after showing students the R-rated, Oscar-nominated film "American Beauty." Mary Louise Peterson was arrested March 6 for investigation of trespassing because she refused to leave her classroom after being placed on administrative leave. "Both the Santa Paula School District administrators and the Santa Paula Police Department bent over backward to avoid an arrest," Assistant Dist. Atty. Greg Totten said.
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June 5, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The superintendent of the Santa Paula Elementary School District was suspended Friday for allegedly roughing up an eighth-grade student at Isbell Middle School, district officials said. At a special board meeting Thursday, the board of trustees voted in closed session to suspend Supt. David Philips for five days with pay while an independent private investigator hired by the district and Santa Paula police look into the May 27 incident, board President Janet Grant said.
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July 5, 1996 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Classes are out, but a lunch at Santa Paula's Glen City Elementary School this week consisted of a corn dog, baked curly fries, fruit salad and small carton of milk. A modest repast to be sure, but a whole lot better than the endless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Steve and Linda Meisel of Santa Paula have had to feed their four children since he got laid off by a trucking company. "We're lucky to make enough money to make our rent, let alone feed the kids," said Linda Meisel, 41.
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March 18, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outraged by a policy that allows police dogs to sniff out drugs on this city's middle school campus, some parents and community leaders have launched a campaign to outlaw the searches, saying they violate students' privacy rights. The policy was adopted in 1998 by the Santa Paula Elementary School District board and put into effect this year at Isbell School after a flurry of drug-related expulsions at the 1,200-student campus. The practice isn't universally condemned, though.
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May 28, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
It was a tough crowd. The 60 students who attended Frank Johnson's motivational speech at Santa Paula Union High School on Thursday were invited because of poor attendance records and behavioral problems. But Johnson, a former professional football player, alternately joked with the students and scolded them when they became boisterous. Johnson told the students how he overcame the pressures of a tough neighborhood and a reading disorder to eventually learn the value of education.
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June 23, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Employees of the Santa Paula Union High School District will receive a 2% raise next year and will have a greater say in school decisions, district and union officials said Tuesday after agreement was reached on a new three-year contract. Under terms of the pact, which will take effect July 1, the district's 57 teachers and 49 non-teaching personnel are assured of receiving a raise only during the first year, said Tahir Ahad, the district's finance director.
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July 5, 1996 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Classes are out, but a lunch at Santa Paula's Glen City Elementary School this week consisted of a corn dog, baked curly fries, fruit salad and small carton of milk. A modest repast to be sure, but a whole lot better than the endless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Steve and Linda Meisel of Santa Paula have had to feed their four children since he got laid off by a trucking company. "We're lucky to make enough money to make our rent, let alone feed the kids," said Linda Meisel, 41.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Employees of the Santa Paula Union High School District will receive a 2% raise next year and will have a greater say in school decisions, district and union officials said Tuesday after agreement was reached on a new three-year contract. Under terms of the pact, which will take effect July 1, the district's 57 teachers and 49 non-teaching personnel are assured of receiving a raise only during the first year, said Tahir Ahad, the district's finance director.
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June 16, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The superintendent of the Santa Paula elementary schools will not be charged with battery over his run-in with a 14-year-old middle school student because of conflicting eyewitness testimony, Santa Paula police said Tuesday. Supt. David Philips, who was suspended for five days by trustees of the 3,300-student Santa Paula Elementary School District after the May 27 incident, still faces possible disciplinary action by the district. In a prepared statement, Police Chief Walter H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During 28 years as a teacher in the Santa Paula Elementary School District, Norma Paillette doesn't remember a year quite as bad as this one at Isbell Middle School. Insulted, ignored and sworn at with regularity by students, the 63-year-old math teacher also has been punched in the arm by a student and had her classroom trashed at lunchtime, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The superintendent of the Santa Paula Elementary School District was suspended Friday for allegedly roughing up an eighth-grade student at Isbell Middle School, district officials said. At a special board meeting Thursday, the board of trustees voted in closed session to suspend Supt. David Philips for five days with pay while an independent private investigator hired by the district and Santa Paula police look into the May 27 incident, board President Janet Grant said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
It was a tough crowd. The 60 students who attended Frank Johnson's motivational speech at Santa Paula Union High School on Thursday were invited because of poor attendance records and behavioral problems. But Johnson, a former professional football player, alternately joked with the students and scolded them when they became boisterous. Johnson told the students how he overcame the pressures of a tough neighborhood and a reading disorder to eventually learn the value of education.
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