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April 5, 1995
The Times today is publishing key scores from The California Learning Assessment System (CLAS) tests, which were designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities against objective standards. To do that, CLAS establishes six performance levels in each of the three subject areas covered by the test--reading, writing and math--and every student scores at one of those levels.
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July 3, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new $3-million gymnasium in El Rio, just north of Oxnard, was meant to be a haven for the low-income community's youth, but instead has remained mostly unused for weeks. Rio School District Supt. Yolanda Benitez and Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn are at odds over what has kept the 6-month-old gym from becoming the lively youth center the community envisioned. The district and county are responsible for its operation under a 1997 joint agreement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1993
Ending a year of negotiations, trustees of the Rio Elementary School District in Oxnard unanimously ratified two union contracts. Approved at a board meeting Wednesday night were two-year contracts with the 110-member Rio Teachers Assn. and the 200-member California School Employees Assn. The contracts are retroactive to the beginning of the 1992-93 school year, district business manager Mary Anne McCabe said.
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July 27, 1998 | JOEL P. ENGARDIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She likes to call herself the oldest sitting school board member in America, and at 81, Mildred Lynch doesn't waste any time speaking her mind. Pleasantries and diplomacy take too long. After 60 years in education, this great-grandmother knows who she is, what she wants and how to get it done. She bristles at today's curriculum, calling it too "touchy feely" and "stupid." Teachers are too timid. Federal and state governments too intrusive.
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July 27, 1998 | JOEL P. ENGARDIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She likes to call herself the oldest sitting school board member in America, and at 81, Mildred Lynch doesn't waste any time speaking her mind. Pleasantries and diplomacy take too long. After 60 years in education, this great-grandmother knows who she is, what she wants and how to get it done. She bristles at today's curriculum, calling it too "touchy feely" and "stupid." Teachers are too timid. Federal and state governments too intrusive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The superintendent of the Santa Paula Elementary School District, suspended for five days after he was accused of assaulting a junior high student, will be allowed to return to work today, district trustees said Thursday. But after discussing an investigative report on the case for 2 1/2 hours, the trustees said they will not make any final determination until they give Supt. David Philips an opportunity to defend himself against the allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new $3-million gymnasium in El Rio, just north of Oxnard, was meant to be a haven for the low-income community's youth, but instead has remained mostly unused for weeks. Rio School District Supt. Yolanda Benitez and Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn are at odds over what has kept the 6-month-old gym from becoming the lively youth center the community envisioned. The district and county are responsible for its operation under a 1997 joint agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991
Sarah Hart, Assistant superintendent, Conejo Valley Unified School District The Conejo Valley Unified School District has collected a bus transportation fee for extracurricular activities since 1978, and therefore, we've been able to have full athletic and extracurricular programs. The district has carefully reviewed throughout the years the legality of the fee. We've received several legal opinions in the past, including two recent legal opinions, that support the legality of the fee. There is currently a case before the state Supreme Court addressing home-to-school transportation fees, and we, like many districts, are carefully watching for the outcome of that case, which would affect our decision on extracurricular transportation fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997
Among the school districts in Ventura County, El Rio has been the stepsister, struggling for money, recognition and pride. The possibility of a community center or gym will do much to restore respect to the area. Students will have a place to come to play, socialize, study and grow. It should be a place offering a multitude of choices--basketball, game room, library, study cubicles and a schedule of planned activities. If done right, the center could be a jewel. GARY F. TRAXLER Oxnard
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1995
The Times today is publishing key scores from The California Learning Assessment System (CLAS) tests, which were designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities against objective standards. To do that, CLAS establishes six performance levels in each of the three subject areas covered by the test--reading, writing and math--and every student scores at one of those levels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The superintendent of the Santa Paula Elementary School District, suspended for five days after he was accused of assaulting a junior high student, will be allowed to return to work today, district trustees said Thursday. But after discussing an investigative report on the case for 2 1/2 hours, the trustees said they will not make any final determination until they give Supt. David Philips an opportunity to defend himself against the allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1993
Ending a year of negotiations, trustees of the Rio Elementary School District in Oxnard unanimously ratified two union contracts. Approved at a board meeting Wednesday night were two-year contracts with the 110-member Rio Teachers Assn. and the 200-member California School Employees Assn. The contracts are retroactive to the beginning of the 1992-93 school year, district business manager Mary Anne McCabe said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991
Sarah Hart, Assistant superintendent, Conejo Valley Unified School District The Conejo Valley Unified School District has collected a bus transportation fee for extracurricular activities since 1978, and therefore, we've been able to have full athletic and extracurricular programs. The district has carefully reviewed throughout the years the legality of the fee. We've received several legal opinions in the past, including two recent legal opinions, that support the legality of the fee. There is currently a case before the state Supreme Court addressing home-to-school transportation fees, and we, like many districts, are carefully watching for the outcome of that case, which would affect our decision on extracurricular transportation fees.
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