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January 24, 1992 | Associated Press
Oakland's schools chief has recommended that three schools be shut and hundreds of employees laid off in the face of a projected $10-million to $12-million budget deficit next year. Supt. Pete Mesa recommended the cuts to the Board of Education on Wednesday. The new shortfall is attributable to Gov. Pete Wilson's proposed state budget, which allots only a $400,000 increase for the district next year, Mesa said. "These are very, very difficult cuts because they affect the classroom," Mesa said.
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January 9, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc and Carla Rivera
Hundreds of students and faculty at a financially troubled South Gate trade school were left angry and unsure of their fate Thursday, after the school abruptly closed its doors and federal officials said students would no longer be eligible for financial aid. Authorities confirmed that accreditation and eligibility to offer student loans, grants and other assistance had been withdrawn from Career Colleges of America amid ongoing financial problems....
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1990
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss a draft environmental impact report on school closures districtwide. The hearing was requested by the consultant hired by a parents group that challenged the school board's 1987 decision to close Miraleste High School because of declining enrollment. The board later rescinded its action.
NATIONAL
September 14, 2012 | By Stephanie Chavez
A tentative deal has been reached between striking Chicago teachers and the city's school district, an agreement likely to end a five-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district and allow classes to resume on Monday, leaders from both sides said. “The heavy lifting is over,” school board President David Vitale said Friday after leaving labor talks. Added Chicago Teachers Union attorney Robert Bloch: “The outlines of an agreement on the major issues” has been reached, the Chicago Tribune reported.
NEWS
November 6, 1986 | BOB WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
"We have one community, one unified school district, one budget and one big problem," Trustee Jeffrey Younggren reminded about 130 parents who turned out for another hearing this week on proposals to solve the financial crisis in the Palos Verdes Peninsula's public school system.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
State lawmakers in Richmond approved $1 million to fund scholarships for people who were denied an education when public schools shut down in the late 1950s to avoid racial integration. Nearly 100 former students from Prince Edward County, where public schools closed for five years, stood in the gallery and burst into applause after the House approved the funding, 94 to 4. The Senate later approved the measure 36 to 0.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990 | TIM WATERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anticipating a large crowd, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District board members decided Monday to use a high school gymnasium to hold a public hearing on school closures. The hearing--the final step in completing an environmental impact report on school closures districtwide--will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Rolling Hills High School gym.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
A budget-cutting plan that would force nearly 20% of the students in the Ocean View School District to switch schools next fall will be considered by the board tonight. The emotion-laden issue, marked by two weeks of parents protesting the proposed closure of Golden View, Haven View and Lake View elementary schools and radical boundary changes at other schools, was intensified Monday when the advisory committee making the recommendation refused to fully endorse its own plan.
NATIONAL
August 8, 2009 | Seema Mehta
Educators should be conservative when they consider shutting schools because of outbreaks of swine flu, or the H1N1 virus, federal officials said Friday as they released guidelines for school districts. While emphasizing that such matters are local decisions, the officials said a desire to prevent the virus' spread must be balanced with the fallout from school closures -- parents struggling to find child care, children left unsupervised, and disruption to education. "Once you close a school, as we saw last spring, that causes a very significant ripple effect because children need to stay home," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at a morning news conference with education and health officials in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
With two incumbents stepping down and a group of political hopefuls demanding change, the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees race is likely to be among the county's liveliest contests in the Nov. 6 election. Eleven candidates are seeking four seats on a school board that has experienced one of its stormiest years in recent memory, including protests by angry parents over proposed school closures and demonstrations by teachers over stalled contract talks.
NATIONAL
August 8, 2009 | Seema Mehta
Educators should be conservative when they consider shutting schools because of outbreaks of swine flu, or the H1N1 virus, federal officials said Friday as they released guidelines for school districts. While emphasizing that such matters are local decisions, the officials said a desire to prevent the virus' spread must be balanced with the fallout from school closures -- parents struggling to find child care, children left unsupervised, and disruption to education. "Once you close a school, as we saw last spring, that causes a very significant ripple effect because children need to stay home," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at a morning news conference with education and health officials in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2009 | Seema Mehta and Jason Song
After voters rejected ballot measures that would have restored state funding for schools, educators across California on Wednesday braced for $5.3 billion in cuts over the next 13 months. State and district officials predicted increased class sizes, additional teacher layoffs, more school closures and fewer arts and music offerings. Some districts could face insolvency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2007
The fires that have swept through Southern California forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, triggered numerous road closures and prompted school officials to cancel classes throughout the region. Below is a partial list of closures in the region. For the latest updates, check www.latimes.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Two popular charter schools that faced immediate closure because of low test scores won a one-year reprieve Thursday from the Los Angeles Board of Education. Discovery Preparatory high school in Pacoima and Pacifica Community Charter, a kindergarten through eighth grade school in West Los Angeles, will use the time to make the case to local and state officials that their schools are getting better and are worthy of keeping open.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2005 | Tanya Caldwell, Times Staff Writer
It was the last song of the last winter program that Pasadena's Allendale Elementary School might ever have, and the mood was somber. The night before the show, Pasadena Unified School District officials voted to close Allendale indefinitely. Come fall, the 55-year-old elementary school will be shuttered. And so will Noyes. And Linda Vista. And Edison. The Pasadena school board voted last week to close the four elementary schools because of declining enrollment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2005 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the Hare Krishna faith last week began carrying out the terms of a $9.5-million settlement that closes the books on a long-running child abuse scandal. Under the plan, the International Society of Krishna Consciousness organization has filed for bankruptcy in Los Angeles while it determines how to compensate 535 former students who say they were abused in the 1970s and '80s by adults at boarding schools run by the society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991
Absurdities will never cease! The Huntington Beach City School District at present has closed four schools in close proximity of a new housing project in Huntington Beach--Holly Seacliff, which will eventually have approximately 5,000 homes--and now deems it necessary to construct a new school. Have citizens seen an assessment study to warrant a school of any size? School closures, teachers losing their jobs, school districts attempting to tax homeowners, a city in the red, and now this irresponsible misuse of funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1985
Two public hearings on the future of eight West San Fernando Valley schools that were closed because of low enrollments have been canceled because there were fears that a meeting this week would conflict with Public School Week activities, according to a school district spokesman. The Tuesday meeting had been scheduled to be held at Northridge Junior High School.
NATIONAL
June 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Parents angry that the Boston Archdiocese abruptly locked their kids out of school before graduation ceremonies have camped out to protest in a city square across from the school. About 50 people stayed in the 10 tents across from Our Lady of Presentation School. The archdiocese permanently closed the school Wednesday, two days ahead of schedule, after officials heard reports that protesters of the school's closure were planning to take over the school building.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
State lawmakers in Richmond approved $1 million to fund scholarships for people who were denied an education when public schools shut down in the late 1950s to avoid racial integration. Nearly 100 former students from Prince Edward County, where public schools closed for five years, stood in the gallery and burst into applause after the House approved the funding, 94 to 4. The Senate later approved the measure 36 to 0.
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