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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1999
A county grand jury has indicted three Los Angeles Unified School District maintenance workers and two painting contractors on 20 felony charges of taking bribes and embezzling thousands of dollars in federal and school repair funds. A sixth defendant is to be arraigned Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, said Thomas Krag, a deputy Los Angeles County district attorney. He declined to provide a name or say whether the person is a contractor or school district employee.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
A Huntington Beach City School District maintenance worker is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography. Roger Scott Hewson, 51, of Fountain Valley, has been charged with one count of possession and control of child pornography and one count of distributing obscene matter, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. District Supt. Gregg Haulk told the Huntington Beach Independent on Friday that Hewson was put on unpaid leave after being arrested in November.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
Classified employees in the Orange Unified School District are poised to strike over the district's refusal to renegotiate a school board-imposed contract, which union officials say amounts to "union-busting." At a 5 p.m. meeting today, union employees will decide whether to strike in the wake of a controversial contract approved by the Board of Education in March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton
L.A. County prosecutors have charged 13 employees in four of the region's most financially strapped school districts with stealing thousands of textbooks for a book buyer, who allegedly paid them $200,000 in bribes. A 37-page indictment unsealed Thursday tells of a book-selling scheme in which book buyer Corey Frederick recruited two librarians, a campus supervisor and a former warehouse manager, among others, to allegedly steal thousands of books from schools in Los Angeles, Inglewood and Bellflower.
NEWS
April 27, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
At the request of worried California education officials, President Clinton on Tuesday revised his executive order declaring today a day of mourning for Richard Nixon to make clear there was no intent to create a state or local holiday. The President's original declaration urging Americans to honor the 37th President had raised the possibility of an overtime bill totaling $20 million for schools in California.
OPINION
April 12, 2004
So, according to Lydia Segal, all problems with the nation's schools are the result of paying tradespeople to make repairs (Commentary, April 7). She can't be serious. Inadequate funding of public schools and the resulting poor student performance are not only the result but the goal of conservative politics. It's no accident that schools are broke. That's more money for doctrinaire religious, private and home schools. If Segal believes that fair wages are responsible for the fact that Americans can't read or add, or that they believe in creationism and angels, she probably didn't go to public school.
NEWS
November 16, 1999 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of teachers, bus drivers and lunchroom workers went on strike Monday, protesting a $30,000 raise for the city school superintendent at a time of meager pay increases for other school system employees. Many of the system's 75 schools were virtually empty as teachers picketed the school board office. School officials said 1,264 of the 2,100 to 2,200 teachers in the system were absent--as were about 30,000 of its 38,000 students.
NEWS
July 14, 1988
Glendale Unified School District maintenance workers and custodians voted Tuesday to renew their contract with the union that has represented them for 30 years. The 85-68 vote confirmed the employees' ties to the California School Employees Assn., to which 146 of the district's 196 maintenance and custodial workers belong. The election was held after more than a third of the employees represented by the CSEA signed a petition expressing dissatisfaction with the union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
Approval of a collective bargaining agreement between the Anaheim City School District and its 750 non-teaching employees is among the items for consideration today by the Board of Education. Included in the proposal is a 2.5% salary increase for the 1995-96 school year, retroactive to July 1. For fiscal 1994-95, the district's classified employees received a 3% raise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1997
Re "L.A. Unified OKs Benefits for Partners," June 3: Once again, the Los Angeles Board of Education has shown complete disregard for the needs of the schools' clerical staff. I am a self-motivated, single, 20-year employee, with outstanding evaluations, running a stressful front office at a school, earning less than $21,000 (gross) a year. I and other clerical staff have been denied raises for the last seven years due to "lack of school budget." How very sad that the board feels obligated to spend millions of dollars each year extending health benefits to domestic partners of the LAUSD employees, rather than increase salaries of dedicated school workers or even upgrade our sad medical benefits!
NATIONAL
December 22, 2012 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - As Congress gears up for a fight over possible new gun restrictions, lawmakers in some states have pushed in the opposite direction - to ease gun rules - since the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 first-graders and six women at a school in Newtown, Conn. None exactly matched the proposal Friday by Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Assn., to train and deploy armed volunteers to help guard schools around the country. Legislation has been proposed, however, to allow teachers or other school workers to carry firearms in schools in at least seven states: Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
NATIONAL
February 1, 2009 | Janet Hook
With Congress moving toward passage of an $800-billion-plus economic stimulus plan, big government is back. Unabashed. With a vengeance. The stimulus is bigger than the Pentagon's entire budget. It's more than the United States has spent on the war in Iraq. And its hundreds of provisions reach into almost every aspect of American life -- including workers' paychecks, local schools, digital television and modernizing medical records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2008 | Evelyn Larrubia
As a disagreement continues over health benefits and cost of living increases, members of various school worker unions will be picketing and passing out fliers at Los Angeles Unified schools this morning. Organized by United Teachers Los Angeles, the effort aims to tell parents that the district is misspending millions of dollars on consultant salaries and luxuries, such as flat screen televisions and state-of-the art security measures at its headquarters, which the union said should be spent on the schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2007 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Janett Humphries, former president of the union representing Los Angeles school workers, was sentenced Monday to five years' probation for embezzling funds to pay for her own travel and for campaign workers for the City Council campaign of Martin Ludlow in 2003. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real rejected a request by prosecutors that Humphries get jail time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The athletic coordinator at a Christian school was charged Monday with molesting a 14-year-old girl and sexually annoying two others, authorities said. Armondo Lucero, 26, works at Mission Viejo Christian School, where the three girls are students, said Susan Kang Schroeder, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office. The alleged molestations began in April 2005 and continued until last month, she said.
WORLD
August 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A school employee with a history of mental illness slashed 15 pupils and three teachers with a kitchen knife at a Beijing kindergarten, killing one child and leaving terrified classmates covered with blood, police and news reports said. Two children were seriously injured in the attack at the school, which is run by the No. 1 Hospital of elite Beijing University, police said.
NEWS
February 13, 1987 | LARRY GREEN and WENDY LEOPOLD, Times Staff Writers
Ereatha Clayborn, 35, a Blue Cross service representative, a Bible instructor at her church and a former high school biology teacher, just spent a week studying how to write and speak in her native tongue--English. Glenda Saffold, 41, a cutter-grinder at a Ford Motor Co. plant in Rawsonville, Mich., recently gave up her 30-minute lunch breaks to relearn high school mathematics--something she last studied a quarter of a century ago. USX Corp. accountant Edward C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At a raucous school board meeting this week, more than 250 Inglewood teachers and school employees angrily protested a proposal to cut their annual pay by 2.5%. The board postponed making a decision after the five-hour public hearing Tuesday night, which had to be moved from the district headquarters to Morningside High School to accommodate the overflow crowd. The board will consider the measure again at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Morningside High.
OPINION
April 12, 2004
So, according to Lydia Segal, all problems with the nation's schools are the result of paying tradespeople to make repairs (Commentary, April 7). She can't be serious. Inadequate funding of public schools and the resulting poor student performance are not only the result but the goal of conservative politics. It's no accident that schools are broke. That's more money for doctrinaire religious, private and home schools. If Segal believes that fair wages are responsible for the fact that Americans can't read or add, or that they believe in creationism and angels, she probably didn't go to public school.
NATIONAL
July 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- A school board meeting erupted in violence Thursday when a school maintenance worker doused two audience members with gasoline, then fired several shots from an assault-style rifle, wounding one person, police said. Several people quickly subdued Richard Dean "Rusty" Bright, 58, at the Kanawha County Board of Education meeting, police Chief Jerry Pauley said. Bright, of Rand, W. Va., was charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.
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