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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993
El Modena High School Principal Gail Richards has been named Secondary Principal Administrator of the Year by the Assn. of California School Administrators. Richards, El Modena's principal for the past five years, has spent her entire teaching career in the Orange Unified School District. She began as a teacher at El Modena in 1972 and was promoted to principal after teaching and administrative assignments.
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NEWS
November 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
A gay man who was beaten and tormented in school for years won a $900,000 out-of-court settlement Wednesday, ending the first federal trial of a school district for not protecting a gay student from harassment. Jamie Nabozny had been regularly spat on and beaten up, subjected to a mock rape and kicked in the belly so many times over the years that he needed surgery, court testimony showed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A group of parents and students have filed a federal lawsuit against the Compton school district alleging a pattern of abuse and racial profiling of Latinos by school police. One family alleged that school police targeted a student's father for arrest and deliberately got him deported to Mexico after he filed a complaint against an officer. In another incident, school officers allegedly beat, pepper sprayed and used a chokehold on a bystander who was taking video of an arrest on his iPod, and erased cellphone videos taken by students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Lauren Williams and Jeremiah Dobruck
Costa Mesa schools were hit by a second incident of students becoming sick after eating pot-laced brownies at school. Three TeWinkle Middle School students were hospitalized for observation Wednesday after eating a pot brownie. This incident is unrelated to a similar situation at Pomona Elementary School last month when a student brought a brownie containing pot to school and was later arrested, officials said. Two seventh-graders went to the TeWinkle front office at 12:40 p.m., complaining of stomach issues, Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman Laura Boss said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1996
Julie Hume, director of curriculum planning for the Tustin Unified School District, has been named the 1996 Curriculum and Instructional Administrator of the Year for Orange County by a statewide school administrators' organization. The award makes her eligible for the Assn. of California School Administrators' top award, the State Administrator of the Year, which will be announced in October.
OPINION
May 12, 2005
Re "A Call for Grown-Ups," editorial, May 10: The cellphone incident involving a 17-year-old high school student in Columbus, Ga., talking to his mother who is serving in Iraq was handled poorly. I am a veteran and know firsthand what it is like to be stationed halfway around the world. Just a word of encouragement from home is salvation for a weary soul. School administrators in this case do not have a clue about being understanding. They need to be retrained in human relations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1990
This is regarding "A Bitter Pill" (Dec. 13), about Mexican-trained professionals, specifically medical doctors. It is a shame that these fine people have to beg to work for manual labor positions due to the existing "racial prejudice" mentality of Orange County. That does not speak well of our county, considering its wealth and the population being mostly of Latino descent. It is interesting to note that when Civil Rights Commissioner Phil Montez goes to audit universities on their "affirmative action" programs that the school administrators always claim that there are "not any qualified minorities to fill existing positions."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993
James Monahan, principal of Hilton D. Bell Intermediate School, has been selected to lead the 130-member Garden Grove School Administrators' Assn. this year. A graduate of Rancho Alamitos High School, Monahan joined the district staff in 1970 as a teacher at James Irvine Intermediate School, and since has worked at Bolsa Grande, La Quinta and Santiago high schools. He has been in his current position at Bell since 1991. The other Garden Grove School Administrators' Assn.
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