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October 8, 1993 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the Hollywood version, the George J. McKenna story ended in triumph, with the hero turning a troubled inner-city school into a premier educational institution. The real-life ending might be murkier. McKenna, whose days as crusader principal of Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles were celebrated in a 1986 television movie, is trying to save his career as superintendent of the Inglewood schools.
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March 8, 2001
The Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing 2,200 administrators have reached a tentative contract settlement providing pay and benefits increases totaling about 14%. If approved, the three-year contract would cost the district $18 million. The funds have already been allocated in the budget and would require no cuts in instructional programs, Supt. Roy Romer said. The administrators' raise is about 1% less than the raise the district has agreed to pay its teachers.
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June 17, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The debate over whether to extend the contract of Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Reuben Zacarias another year has triggered an all-out effort by influential Latino political figures to protect his job. The school board Tuesday reportedly gave Zacarias a lukewarm performance evaluation. Although that report remains confidential, some board members characterized his overall performance as deserving a grade of C or C-.
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July 17, 2000 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Irvine Unified School District trustees Thursday bought out the contract of a top official who has been with the district for 27 years, putting to rest a dispute generated during the budget crisis. Months of negotiations came to an end when Paul H. Reed, the deputy superintendent for business services, agreed to resign. Reed, 52, who started working for the district in 1973, has been on sick leave since Feb. 14. On Feb.
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June 23, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the last session of the Los Angeles school board for three lame-duck members, Supt. Ruben Zacarias' contract was extended for one year Monday, a few weeks before a new majority will take their seats on the board. The extension had drawn criticism as an attempt to thwart incoming board members, who are perceived as wanting to get rid of the superintendent as part of a district overhaul.
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October 6, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The presidents of Irvine Valley and Saddleback community colleges were offered new two-year contracts by the South Orange County Community College District's Board of Trustees on Monday night, with pay raises likely to follow within the next month.
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July 17, 2000 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Irvine Unified School District trustees Thursday bought out the contract of a top official who has been with the district for 27 years, putting to rest a dispute generated during the budget crisis. Months of negotiations came to an end when Paul H. Reed, the deputy superintendent for business services, agreed to resign. Reed, 52, who started working for the district in 1973, has been on sick leave since Feb. 14. On Feb.
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July 13, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board has approved a contract extension for Supt. Mac Bernd that will keep him with the district through June, 1998. Bernd was hired under a three-year contract in June, 1993, to succeed John Nichol, who retired for health reasons. The school board does an annual review of Bernd's performance that for the past two years resulted in a one-year contract extension at the same $104,000 annual salary and benefits package.
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June 29, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Sid Thompson is close to winning an extension of his contract beyond its June, 1995, expiration, signaling a vote of confidence from the school board that he is steering district reform efforts in the right direction.
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July 26, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
In a strong vote of confidence for Los Angeles schools Supt. Sid Thompson, the Board of Education announced Monday that he will remain chief of the giant system until 1997, tying his contract to ambitious goals that include raising student achievement, making schools safer and strengthening bilingual education.
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November 5, 1999 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Determined to end a leadership crisis that has paralyzed the Los Angeles public schools for three weeks, the Board of Education agreed unanimously Thursday night on a plan to end the tenure of Supt. Ruben Zacarias and to pave the way for his successor. The board voted 7-0 to pay Zacarias $750,000 to retire, making it one of the most lucrative buyout deals ever for an American superintendent. Ramon C.
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October 30, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
The crisis that has engulfed the Los Angeles school system for weeks crept toward a finale Friday when lawyers representing Supt. Ruben Zacarias and the school board opened negotiations to buy out the 70-year-old educator's contract. After voting 4 to 3 Thursday night to oust the superintendent, board members were hardening their positions on his severance package, indicating that they were not planning to bargain, as one put it, "sky high," or for long.
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October 29, 1999 | DOUG SMITH and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Thursday took the first step toward ousting Supt. Ruben Zacarias when it voted to begin negotiations on terminating his contract. Emerging from a 2 1/2-hour closed session to shouts of "Ruben! Ruben!" from an angry crowd, the board announced the 4-3 vote authorizing its attorney to contact Zacarias' attorney with a buyout offer. The board attorney, Richard Sheehan, will decide how much to offer on the remaining 20 months of Zacarias' contract.
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October 6, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The presidents of Irvine Valley and Saddleback community colleges were offered new two-year contracts by the South Orange County Community College District's Board of Trustees on Monday night, with pay raises likely to follow within the next month.
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June 23, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the last session of the Los Angeles school board for three lame-duck members, Supt. Ruben Zacarias' contract was extended for one year Monday, a few weeks before a new majority will take their seats on the board. The extension had drawn criticism as an attempt to thwart incoming board members, who are perceived as wanting to get rid of the superintendent as part of a district overhaul.
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June 19, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four days before Los Angeles school board member George Kiriyama offered a motion to extend school Supt. Ruben Zacarias' contract, Zacarias had offered Kiriyama a job as a school principal, education officials acknowledged Friday. Both men insist it was a coincidence. But some people are raising questions about the appearance of a conflict of interest. The offer came June 11 at a going-away party for Kiriyama, a former adult school principal who was defeated in the April 13 election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Mac Bernd's contract was extended by one year Tuesday, until June 30, 1997, over the objections of two board members. The dissenters in the 5-2 decision said the board should have waited until after the Nov. 8 election that will replace at least three of seven trustees. Outgoing board member Sherry Loofbourrow said she could not vote in favor of the extension knowing that a month from now, the community's elected representatives would be different.
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August 6, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by news that its already dire financial problems are getting worse, the Antelope Valley Union High School District has decided to speed the departure of Supt. Kenneth Brummel by paying him $100,000 to void the final 2 1/2 years of his contract, district sources said Wednesday. The decision came after the troubled district, already facing a $12.
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June 17, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The debate over whether to extend the contract of Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Reuben Zacarias another year has triggered an all-out effort by influential Latino political figures to protect his job. The school board Tuesday reportedly gave Zacarias a lukewarm performance evaluation. Although that report remains confidential, some board members characterized his overall performance as deserving a grade of C or C-.
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September 2, 1998 | SUE FOX
Pleased with a successful school bond measure and the reduction of some class sizes, the board of the Las Virgenes Unified School District has extended Supt. John Fitzpatrick's contract for another year. "He's a goals-oriented superintendent, and we've been reaching our goals," said board member Judy Jordan. Fitzpatrick, who formerly directed the Rim of the World Unified School District in Lake Arrowhead, was named Las Virgenes superintendent in 1995.
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