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January 6, 1988 | DAVID HALDANE and ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writers
The state was ordered Tuesday to pay up to $35 million to the Long Beach Unified School District for money spent on voluntary desegregation efforts from 1977 to 1984, a ruling that could affect dozens of school districts around California. The order by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert I. Weil followed more than five years of efforts by the Long Beach district to recover the expenses of its desegregation program, which began in 1972.
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February 27, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers will take their first official look at Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to overhaul the state's public school financing system at a Sacramento hearing on Thursday. The Senate Budget Committee is scheduled to hear from Brown administration officials, the Legislature's own budget analysts and state schools superintendent Tom Torlakson as they discuss Brown's plan to give school districts more control over their budgets while directing more state dollars to districts that serve higher numbers of poor and non-native English-speaking students.
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September 28, 1990 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As their contest for governor approaches a critical test in October, Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Sen. Pete Wilson have established sharply divergent positions on key issues like higher taxes, school finance and the environment--defying the perception that there are no substantial differences between the two political moderates.
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December 8, 2004 | Evan Halper, Times Staff Writer
A deal Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made last year with one of the state's most powerful political groups may be coming back to haunt him as he copes with a projected $6.7-billion budget gap. The problem for the governor: He promised schools he would not cut their funding any more or block scheduled increases. But now those increases are projected to boost education funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, money that lawmakers are eyeing to narrow the shortfall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Remington Elementary School, there are twice as many students in portable classrooms as there are in the school's main building. Because of the exploding population in the Santa Ana Unified School District, Remington Elementary, built for 240 students, must now accommodate 750 pupils, with little space left over for a playground. In fact, no school in the district meets state standards for space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Antelope Valley's troubled high school district is starting the new year with a lot of new faces confronting familiar old problems that are fallout from last year's $12-million budget shortfall, an ousted superintendent and about 170 eliminated jobs. Supt.
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May 13, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When United Airlines decided to adopt a local third-grade class, it assumed it would be easy to give away $1.5 million and provide a decade-long cultural enrichment program led by employee mentors and studded with dazzling field trips. Then reality intervened. School officials did a poor job of advertising the proposal to principals. Medical tests and law enforcement checks of prospective mentors took months to complete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1990 | JAMES TORTOLANO
Bingo games on high school campuses have gotten the green light from the City Council, but school authorities must approve the games before they can begin. After an hour of testimony and debate, the council Monday voted, 4-1, to amend the city's bingo ordinance to allow nonprofit organizations, such as school booster clubs, to hold bingo games on campus to benefit extracurricular activities. Mayor W.E. (Walt) Donovan cast the sole dissenting vote.
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October 24, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brother, can you spare a dime? How about 50 bucks? Your local high school's athletic department could use a little spare change. How about dropping a few clams at a car wash? Bingo game? Pancake breakfast? Golf tournament? How about dropping by to see the Lakers' A.C. Green speak? Admission last week at Newport Harbor High School was $5 for students, $7 for adults. Money is tight everywhere these days, especially when it comes to fielding high school athletic teams.
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September 16, 1988 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, Times Staff Writer
Beverly Hills' glitzy name, which has helped turn T-shirts and movies into gold mines, is being pressed into service again--but this time by the city's financially strapped schools. School district officials are lending the Beverly Hills High School name to a line of fall clothing, watches, beach towels, sneakers and other items.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Francisco federal grand jury is probing the financially troubled West Fresno School District. The grand jury subpoenaed documents earlier this month about funds that were supposed to be spent to upgrade school technology, the Fresno Bee reported. The district received $6.5 million over three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state superintendent of public instruction has ordered an investigation of an East Palo Alto school district's finances. The superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District, Charlie Mae Knight, is already facing 19 felony conflict-of-interest charges. Prosecutors say Knight stood to benefit when the school district gave loans to employees who rented housing from her or who owed her money.
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July 11, 2001 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial bill that seeks to bolster classroom-based charter schools in poor urban areas by slashing state funding to their home-based counterparts cleared a legislative committee Tuesday. Fallout from the measure extends beyond the realm of charter schools, however. The bill is among a variety of issues dividing Republicans and Democrats over passage of the state's next budget.
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May 2, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to move forward with its work on a major education bill as negotiators neared a deal to boost federal aid to schools serving impoverished children while demanding better academic results. The 96-3 vote cleared the way for the Senate to begin debate as early as today on a bill to reauthorize federal programs and funding for elementary and secondary schools.
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April 15, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget the bake sale. In upscale La Canada Flintridge, the latest school fund-raiser was a ballroom affair packed with more than 600 donors hobnobbing in tuxedos and formal gowns. The local congressman, Democrat Adam Schiff of Burbank, was there. So was Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), the town's former mayor. After dinner, dancing, three auctions and the raffle of a new car, the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation had about $200,000 for local public schools.
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February 10, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS
Crediting hard work by students, faculty and parents, Gov. Gray Davis gave Tarzana Elementary School a check Friday for $31,406 for meeting its Academic Performance Index growth target. Tarzana--one of 4,500 schools in the state sharing in $227 million in performance awards--achieved 107 performance index growth points, well above its target of 13. "Your numbers went off the charts," Davis told the students assembled in the school's auditorium.
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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
April 15, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget the bake sale. In upscale La Canada Flintridge, the latest school fund-raiser was a ballroom affair packed with more than 600 donors hobnobbing in tuxedos and formal gowns. The local congressman, Democrat Adam Schiff of Burbank, was there. So was Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), the town's former mayor. After dinner, dancing, three auctions and the raffle of a new car, the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation had about $200,000 for local public schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Fernando Valley's only school for blind adults could close unless it can find funding to replace two crucial grants, the president of its board says. Having to operate on a fraction of its onetime budget is the latest in nearly three decades of challenges for Visually Handicapped Adults of the Valley. The school, which offers programs out of a church in Van Nuys, has endured dwindling private donations, eviction and an investigation into misuse of funds.
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June 6, 2000 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After failed negotiations between California school districts and the Davis administration, a state commission voted Monday to begin reimbursing schools for about $1 billion in special education costs. The money was spent by districts over the past 20 years to cover aspects of the program required by the state, ranging from smaller caseloads for speech therapists to a longer school year. The state has contended that budget appropriations have covered the costs.
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