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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1998
In a unanimous vote, trustees have extended the contracts of Fullerton Joint Union High School District's top administrators. Supt. Michael Escalante, who earns an annual salary of $109,627, was granted a three-year contract extension. Assistant superintendents George West, Greg Bice and Ken Stichter received two-year extensions. They each earn $92,906. School board members Tuesday expressed confidence in Escalante, West, Bice and Stichter by casting the unanimous vote for the contracts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997 | JEFF KASS
The school board has indicated that it probably will reverse its decision designating Wallace R. Davis Elementary School as a so-called fundamental school that stresses back-to-basics themes. During a discussion session last week, Santa Ana Unified School District trustees heard from almost 20 angry parents opposed the fundamental designation because they fear it would exclude bilingual education. The vast majority of people who live in the school's surrounding area are Latino, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997 | JOHN POPE and JENNIFER LEUER
The city school district's trustees have approved sweeping boundary changes to help alleviate overcrowding in elementary schools for the next five years. The changes, which will take effect in the fall, were the result of months of study by a citizens group and several public hearings attended by hundreds of parents. Board members considered four options, then chose a plan that was a composite of two. Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
Nine candidates for a vacancy on the Anaheim City School District Board of Education will be interviewed by the four board members at a public session today. The trustee appointed by the board will serve the remainder of Jeanne Blackwell's four-year term, which expires in November. Blackwell, first elected to the board in 1983, resigned in February for health reasons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1996 | JOHN POPE
Hoping to gain about $2.3 million in state grants, Tustin Unified School District has approved a plan to decrease class sizes by fall to a 20-to-1 student-teacher ratio in the first three grades. Some parents criticized the proposal, saying that it could result in as many as 40 students being assigned to a particular classroom with two teachers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1996 | DAVID PHINNEY, STATES NEWS SERVICE
The reluctance of Orange Unified School District officials to accept a $25,000 grant intended for needy students has been criticized by People for the American Way, which warned that public education is under assault across the country.
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