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June 21, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
The school board Monday is expected to adopt the district's preliminary $180-million budget for the 1997-98 school year, which is up about $7 million from this year. The increased money comes in part from the district's growth and the state's improved economy. Gov. Pete Wilson's budget for the 1997-98 year proposed a statewide increase in funding of nearly $1.7 billion, including $500 million to help expand the primary class size-reduction program.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
Students from Western Avenue Elementary's special education classes sat in the shade and counted rings on "tree cookies" taken from redwoods on a recent field trip. "This is where learning comes alive and is more meaningful," said teacher Mysie Dela Pena about the Christensen Math Science and Technology Center in San Pedro. "We talk about a lot of these elements in the classroom, but this is where they get the experience firsthand. " The interactive life science classroom is a beleaguered survivor of the Los Angeles Unified School District's budget cuts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
The Ventura County schools office has appointed an Oak Park school official as assistant superintendent of business and personnel, overseeing $881 million in school district budgets countywide. Stan Mantooth, now assistant superintendent of business services with Oak Park Unified School District, will begin his new job July 22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2010 | By Howard Blume
Los Angeles voters will be asked in June to approve a temporary $100-per-parcel annual tax to help fund city schools, but Supt. Ramon C. Cortines warned Tuesday that the increase still would not be enough to head off bigger class sizes, teacher layoffs and, possibly, a shorter school year. Facing a projected $640-million budget shortfall, officials said the parcel tax would yield $95.2 million annually for the four years it would be in effect. The school board needed to act quickly, Cortines said, so the money could offset some cutbacks for the upcoming school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Conejo Valley school board members have approved a $72.1-million budget that reflects more than $2.8 million in budget cuts and 19 fewer positions districtwide. School officials are bracing for the possibility of more cuts if legislators make drastic reductions in the state's budget, which is still under debate. The school district has 45 days to make changes to its budget once the state budget is approved. The Conejo Valley Unified School District will take in $69.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
The fiscal black cloud that has hovered over the Inglewood Unified School District for the last three years is starting to clear, officials at the Los Angeles County Office of Education said Wednesday as they approved the district's $100-million budget and applauded its efforts to stave off insolvency. The Los Angeles County Office of Education approved 81 school district budgets Tuesday. The Inglewood budget was passed despite a $4.7-million shortfall in the 1995-96 school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
Eliminating programs, reassigning teachers and reducing employee benefits are some of the things Laguna school board members will discuss tonight as they seek to cut $700,000 from the district budget to avoid a fiscal crisis. A financial consultant announced to school officials Tuesday night that the Laguna Beach Unified School District will not have money to operate legally unless it makes the substantial cut in the budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1986
Peirce's reaction to the recent report by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is a giant, radical leap from the report's recommendation that the effectiveness and visibility of boards of education must be enhanced. Citing problems facing schools and the apparent lack of leadership from boards, Peirce questions the need for locally elected school boards. This question ignores the IEL's own finding that "strong support exists for maintaining the basic institutional role and structure of the school board.
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April 9, 2005 | John McDonald
I live in a small town by the ocean, a slice of the paradise that is California. People have nice homes and new cars. We also have some very good schools with talented teachers and high-achieving students. People move here just for our schools. But our schools are going broke, and have been for years. Every year the school district is forced to look for places to cut.
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July 25, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Young athletes in the South Pasadena Unified School District might have to pay as much as $113 a year to play school sports starting this fall. Music students at Hacienda La Puente Unified might have to make do without their instruments for a time if they break down, because the repair budget is being cut. First-graders entering Duarte Unified will get less individual attention from teachers, as class size swells from 25 to 29 students.
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April 9, 2005 | John McDonald
I live in a small town by the ocean, a slice of the paradise that is California. People have nice homes and new cars. We also have some very good schools with talented teachers and high-achieving students. People move here just for our schools. But our schools are going broke, and have been for years. Every year the school district is forced to look for places to cut.
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June 11, 2002 | Sandy Banks
I'm beginning to wonder if it has something to do with my kids. It seems that whenever I enroll one of them in a neighborhood public school, the bottom drops out of the Los Angeles Unified district. Twelve years ago, I sent my daughter off to kindergarten at the public school three blocks away, bucking a trend in my San Fernando Valley neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2002 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teachers are calling the painful cuts made by the Los Angeles Board of Education last week the Tuesday Night Massacre. To many, they are a tragic replay of a budget meltdown that scalded the schools 10 years ago. During that crisis, the board leaned on teachers to make up the deficit by taking a 10% pay cut.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
The school board Monday is expected to adopt the district's preliminary $180-million budget for the 1997-98 school year, which is up about $7 million from this year. The increased money comes in part from the district's growth and the state's improved economy. Gov. Pete Wilson's budget for the 1997-98 year proposed a statewide increase in funding of nearly $1.7 billion, including $500 million to help expand the primary class size-reduction program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Employees of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District will receive pay raises of at least 2.65% in the coming year. The raises, which may be slightly higher if the state decides to give school districts money to cover cost-of-living increases, were passed this week by the school board as part of a $76.7-million budget for the 1997-98 fiscal year. The raise is also part of a three-year contract agreement, which last year gave teachers a 5% pay increase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
In 1993, a management audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District suggested that broad savings could be realized by paring back bureaucracy and interweaving computer systems. But making those very changes, a process that began even before the audit, sent district costs soaring in one area--overtime.
NEWS
June 11, 2002 | Sandy Banks
I'm beginning to wonder if it has something to do with my kids. It seems that whenever I enroll one of them in a neighborhood public school, the bottom drops out of the Los Angeles Unified district. Twelve years ago, I sent my daughter off to kindergarten at the public school three blocks away, bucking a trend in my San Fernando Valley neighborhood.
NEWS
March 5, 1993 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Because property tax revenues have fallen short of expectations, the Los Angeles Unified School District may need to cut an additional $20 million from this year's budget, calling into question the district's ability to keep the commitment it made to reduce teachers' salary cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As expected, a state education panel has rejected the Laguna Beach Unified School District's deficit-ridden budget, but it supported the district's actions to balance the spending plan and avoid future fiscal problems. "They essentially endorsed the plan that we had already working, and they confirmed the numbers we were working with," acting Supt. Jackson E. Parham said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
The fiscal black cloud that has hovered over the Inglewood Unified School District for the last three years is starting to clear, officials at the Los Angeles County Office of Education said Wednesday as they approved the district's $100-million budget and applauded its efforts to stave off insolvency. The Los Angeles County Office of Education approved 81 school district budgets Tuesday. The Inglewood budget was passed despite a $4.7-million shortfall in the 1995-96 school year.
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