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February 13, 1992 | JOHN PENNER
A proposal for dozens of layoffs and reassignments in the Huntington Beach Union High School District drew sharp reactions Wednesday from employees who said depleting their ranks would hurt learning in the district. Reacting to a proposal by Supt. David Hagen to bridge a $3.1-million budget deficit by eliminating 53 1/2 positions this fall, employees at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting defended their jobs as essential to maintaining current levels of service in the district.
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September 23, 1998 | HARRISON SHEPPARD
School trustees, citing a $150,000 shortfall, recently voted to eliminate 82 bilingual assistant positions and reduce the hours of 100 remaining assistants. Westminster School District board members last week voted reluctantly--but unanimously--to cut the positions after being told by administrators of the funding problem. "None of us likes it," Supt. Barbara DeHart said. "We never even dreamed that we would have to do it, that this would happen."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
The Orange Unified School District has sent layoff notices to 97 certificated employees whose jobs could be eliminated as the district battles an anticipated $2.5-million to $5-million budget shortfall. It is unlikely that all 97 employees will lose their jobs. District officials said they sent the notices to comply with the California Education Code, which requires that employees who might be terminated receive a warning.
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March 22, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of tough talk, some trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District wilted under employee pressure and refused last week to eliminate 17 clerical jobs from district headquarters, drawing criticism from campuses already forced to cut classes and calling into question efforts to reform the financially troubled system. Cutting the positions would have trimmed about $500,000 a year from the cost of operating the district's downtown headquarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Win Hainbuch and his students at Sun Valley Junior High School come from different worlds, but they have one thing in common: a love of nature. Hainbuch, a German-born horticulturist, found refuge from the Allied bombing raids of World War II in the lush forests outside his hometown of Frankfurt, where he would go fishing with his grandfather.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
In the wake of losses from the collapse of the county's investment pool, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board voted unanimously this week to lay off 10 non-teaching employees. The layoffs, coupled with reduced hours for two other employees, are expected to save the district $250,000 a year in salaries and benefits. The district, with an annual budget of $86 million, had $80 million in the county pool, which collapsed in December. Of that, $47 million was borrowed to invest for profit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1993 | TOM McQUEENEY
The Irvine Unified School District Board of Education has begun the process of laying off 68 teachers and other certified employees by the end of the school year. The district, faced with its fourth straight year of funding problems and cutbacks, has never laid off a teacher. "I don't think any of us up here thought this day would come," board President Margie Wakeham said as tears welled in her eyes. "I can't tell you what pain I'm experiencing tonight."
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May 10, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a show of support for schools that surprised even the organizers, nearly 12,000 people swarmed into the stadium at Orange Coast College on Thursday night to protest Gov. Pete Wilson's proposed $2-billion cut in education, which has already forced hundreds of teacher layoffs in Orange County. "This is beautiful," said Santa Ana schools Supt. Rudy M. Castruita as he surveyed the crowd, which filled the bleachers and spilled onto the field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
The Orange Unified School District is eliminating the positions of 10 library assistants at its elementary schools in an effort to cut $1.1 million from its budget. As a result of the cutback, many of the 16 remaining library assistants, who run the 26 elementary school libraries, will each be responsible for operating two libraries instead of one. "The schools will have to do some sharing," Gretchen Hanson, assistant superintendent of educational services, said Thursday.
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March 19, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Community College District has asked employees to take a one-week unpaid furlough to help ease its budget crisis, but the acting chancellor said he did not expect the unions to agree to the request. "I would be plenty surprised if anyone agreed to have a week furlough," said Chancellor James Heinselman, who has been running the besieged nine-college district since December when its former chancellor resigned suddenly to take another job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Community College District has asked employees to take a one-week unpaid furlough to help ease its budget crisis, but the acting chancellor said he did not expect the unions to agree to the request. "I would be plenty surprised if anyone agreed to have a week furlough," said Chancellor James Heinselman, who has been running the besieged nine-college district since December when its former chancellor resigned suddenly to take another job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Community College District board moved to reduce its $13.1-million budget shortfall Wednesday, voting to save $4.5 million by freezing expenses and firing temporary employees, including some student workers. To further pare the projected deficit, which has imperiled the district's standing with the state chancellor's office, the board announced it will pursue concessions from the powerful unions that represent teachers and administrative and maintenance workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1996 | LEN HALL
School officials have signaled their intentions to make deeper cuts in the classified employee staff, in the latest attempt to solve a burgeoning financial crisis before classes begin next week. After a closed-door meeting Tuesday, Board President Jan Vickers announced that trustees had passed a resolution calling for more cuts in classified services but not specifying the number of jobs.
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August 29, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
More than 100 teacher aides and office aides will be laid off, at least temporarily, so that Newport-Mesa Unified School District can cover the costs of reducing class sizes in primary grades, officials said this week. Under a statewide program, schools that limit first- and second-grade classes to no more than 20 pupils are eligible for a $650 bonus for each of those students. But even with the state funds, Newport-Mesa cannot meet the challenge, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
As many as 19 Fullerton School District jobs will be eliminated, officials said Thursday, but the people who hold those positions will not necessarily be laid off. The reduction will be done mostly through attrition, officials said, and the employees whose jobs will be cut--two instructional aides, two bilingual aides, three recreational aides, two clerical assistants and as many as 10 bus drivers--will be offered other positions that are now vacant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
The school district is expected to send notices of potential layoff to 14 employees, but district officials say the positions may be saved if state and federal grants are renewed during the summer. School board members are expected to vote tonight on the recommended layoff notices. The fate of the Irvine Unified School District employees depends on continued funding for a handful of programs, such as the Horizons youth employment program that helps high school students find jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of tough talk, some trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District wilted under employee pressure and refused last week to eliminate 17 clerical jobs from district headquarters, drawing criticism from campuses already forced to cut classes and calling into question efforts to reform the financially troubled system. Cutting the positions would have trimmed about $500,000 a year from the cost of operating the district's downtown headquarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | HARRISON SHEPPARD
School trustees, citing a $150,000 shortfall, recently voted to eliminate 82 bilingual assistant positions and reduce the hours of 100 remaining assistants. Westminster School District board members last week voted reluctantly--but unanimously--to cut the positions after being told by administrators of the funding problem. "None of us likes it," Supt. Barbara DeHart said. "We never even dreamed that we would have to do it, that this would happen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
Continuing to wrestle with a shrinking budget, the Laguna Beach school board agreed Tuesday night to send layoff notices to 23 more workers, most of them part-time classroom aides. Previously, the board had tentatively agreed not to rehire for the 1996-97 school year 13 teachers and 37 classified employees, mostly clerical workers and teachers' aides. "The teacher impact may change in the next couple days as we work through the tentative budget," Supt. Paul M. Possemato said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
In a continuing effort to slash costs in the financially strapped Laguna Beach Unified School District, the school board voted 4 to 0 in closed session late Tuesday to cut 17 jobs, mostly clerical workers and instructional aides. The move will reduce the district's clerical staff by more than 30%, assuming the jobs are not reinstated later in the budget process. Ten instructional aides are scheduled to lose their jobs.
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