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July 2, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Declaring himself "very happy" with the accord reached on school funding, California Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig on Saturday said that schools--particularly in the Los Angeles Unified School District--will no longer be able to use money as an excuse for poor academic achievement. Schools now will begin to receive their "fair share" of state revenues, he said. "From that standpoint, we're very happy. Schools are going to get a big infusion of funds.
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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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June 2, 1994 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
As the Los Angeles Unified School District embarks on a new way of funding its 650 schools, it finds itself stumbling over the most basic of questions: How much does it cost to educate a child?
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 23, 1999 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Irvine Unified board members squeezed every budget dollar available at their Monday meeting in an attempt to save the school district's arts and science programs. Earlier in the evening, the board voted unanimously to put a $95 parcel tax on the November ballot. If approved by a two-thirds majority of voters, the tax might ease the district's financial problems. But the board still needs to cut into its money reserves to pay for the coming school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1999 | David Morrill, (949) 574-4268
The Board of Education on Monday approved a 1999-2000 final budget for the Brea Olinda Unified School District that will give a financial boost to campus safety, teacher development, and employees. Responding to the April shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., where two students shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher before taking their own lives, the district received a $125,540 increase that will be spent on staff and equipment to reduce school violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to close a projected $13.1-million budget gap before June 30, the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees considered several options Saturday, including two-week unpaid furloughs for district employees, which would make up about $8 million of the shortfall. The trustees, meeting in a special session at Southwest College, took no action but will take up the issue again Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think of district headquarters as the sun around which the nine Los Angeles Community College campuses orbit obediently, going around in circles but not getting anywhere. That comfortable dependency, many district officials agree, has led to stagnation. The time has come, so to speak, to set the campuses off on their own courses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District administrators unveiled a $6.3-billion budget Monday for next school year that will provide a 2% pay hike for district employees and more money for textbooks. But even as administrators presented the largest spending plan in district history, they warned that the system still faces budgetary constraints. L.A. Unified, which relies largely on state funding, is required to devote nearly all its money to specific services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Voting on a new budget and a commercial airport at El Toro are on the agenda for Saddleback Valley Unified School District's trustees when they meet today. The board is expected to approve a $152.7-million spending plan for fiscal 1997-98. The proposal projects increases in revenue and reserves and compares with a budget of $146 million for the year just ending. Reserves will be increasing by about $400,000, district spokeswoman Elaine Carter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1999 | David Morrill, (949) 574-4268
The Board of Education on Monday approved a 1999-2000 final budget for the Brea Olinda Unified School District that will give a financial boost to campus safety, teacher development, and employees. Responding to the April shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., where two students shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher before taking their own lives, the district received a $125,540 increase that will be spent on staff and equipment to reduce school violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1999 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Irvine Unified board members squeezed every budget dollar available at their Monday meeting in an attempt to save the school district's arts and science programs. Earlier in the evening, the board voted unanimously to put a $95 parcel tax on the November ballot. If approved by a two-thirds majority of voters, the tax might ease the district's financial problems. But the board still needs to cut into its money reserves to pay for the coming school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1999 | Jessica Garrison, (949) 574-4221
County education officials have warned Newport-Mesa Unified School District to develop a plan to avoid having any more budget deficits; the district has projected a $4.8-million shortfall. "They are not going to go bankrupt this year, but they have to do something within the next couple of years," said Wendy Margarita, director of business services for the Orange County Department of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1999
The L.A. Unified Board of Education ended a two-month tug-of-war over a budget surplus Tuesday, approving the last items on a list of $64 million in new programs recommended by Supt. Ruben Zacarias. In contentious meetings since November, the board has approved pieces of the plan, including teacher and administrator training, tutoring for failing students, library books and technology initiatives.
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September 9, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think of district headquarters as the sun around which the nine Los Angeles Community College campuses orbit obediently, going around in circles but not getting anywhere. That comfortable dependency, many district officials agree, has led to stagnation. The time has come, so to speak, to set the campuses off on their own courses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District administrators unveiled a $6.3-billion budget Monday for next school year that will provide a 2% pay hike for district employees and more money for textbooks. But even as administrators presented the largest spending plan in district history, they warned that the system still faces budgetary constraints. L.A. Unified, which relies largely on state funding, is required to devote nearly all its money to specific services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The North Orange County Community College District has approved a $98-million budget that includes funding for seven new faculty members, new instructional equipment and construction. The 1996-97 budget, which includes a $9.9-million reserve fund, comes a year after major job cuts had to be made, district officials said. Last year's $89.3-million budget was balanced by the Board of Trustees by not replacing 35 instructors who retired or resigned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
School District Budget Would Cut Some Reading Aides The Capistrano Unified School District board has tentatively approved a $136-million budget that includes $3 million in cuts and layoffs of two dozen elementary school reading aides. Trustees voted unanimously Monday to move ahead with the 1995-96 spending plan, with final budget approval set for June 26. School officials said they have not decided which reading aides will be laid off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to close a projected $13.1-million budget gap before June 30, the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees considered several options Saturday, including two-week unpaid furloughs for district employees, which would make up about $8 million of the shortfall. The trustees, meeting in a special session at Southwest College, took no action but will take up the issue again Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997
The Los Angeles County office of education says it cannot approve the Inglewood Unified School District's 1997-1998 budget because several issues remain unresolved. After the annual review of all 81 county school districts, county officials notified Inglewood last week that its $110-million budget had been disapproved. The review found that several funds had negative balances and business operations needed to be improved.
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