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September 5, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM and SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An emergency $88-million bailout for the Los Angeles Unified School District to help avoid layoffs of 1,900 teachers was sent by the Assembly to Gov. Pete Wilson's desk Wednesday without a vote to spare. A spokesman for the governor said Wilson was still studying the bill and had not yet taken a position on the legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Dave Elder (D-Long Beach). The bill received a 41-30 lower house vote, the exact number required for approval.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
New laptop computers. Kid-friendly furniture. Books for classroom libraries. White boards to replace dusty blackboards. These are among the myriad ways that California public schools plan to spend the $227 million in taxpayer-funded rewards that will soon begin flowing under Gov. Gray Davis' school accountability program. Today, the California Department of Education will post on its Web site the list of 4,502 schools that will receive this windfall, along with the amount each will get.
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NEWS
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 6, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN and KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Administrators of two public elementary schools in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys that lost ground on California's new ranking of public schools pledged Thursday to redouble their efforts to raise student achievement. Calabash Street Elementary in Woodland Hills and Peachland Avenue Elementary in Newhall saw a significant decline this year over last in their Academic Performance Index, dropping 14 and 12 points, respectively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2000 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
California school districts and the state appear to be on the verge of settling a two-decade squabble over the cost of special-education services. Under terms of a settlement still being hammered out, the state would agree to pay schools about $520 million, according to individuals familiar with the negotiations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Fullerton School District officials are taking steps to reduce first-grade class sizes to 20 pupils in an effort to capitalize on a state program offering financial rewards for smaller classes. School board members said they will hire 31 first-grade teachers by September in order to achieve the class reduction goal, which is based on the theory that smaller classes will translate into higher reading scores statewide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Over the objections of some teachers, the school board has decided to use a $432,000 state grant to upgrade security systems, fund school telephones and intercoms, increase handicapped access and purchase instructional materials. Under state law, the grant could only be used for one-time expenses, which ruled out salary increases or other employee benefits, Westminster School District officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Camarillo's elementary school district is slated to get $5.2 million to fix leaky ceilings, replace corroded plumbing and make other improvements at half a dozen schools that were built more than 30 years ago. But school officials may not take the money.
NEWS
August 24, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. George Deukmejian on Thursday offered to free up $97 million for public schools in 1990-91 but insisted that the money be spent for specific purposes and not left to the discretion of local school districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
Administrators in the Capistrano and Saddleback Valley unified school districts say they may be forced to cut programs and deny salary increases in order to absorb their share of $462 million cut by Gov. George Deukmejian from the state education budget last month. In the Saddleback Valley district, officials estimate that the state cuts amount to $1.3 million in lost revenue. To make matters worse, this year's $96.4-million budget already suffers from a $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2000 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
California school districts and the state appear to be on the verge of settling a two-decade squabble over the cost of special-education services. Under terms of a settlement still being hammered out, the state would agree to pay schools about $520 million, according to individuals familiar with the negotiations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Fullerton School District officials are taking steps to reduce first-grade class sizes to 20 pupils in an effort to capitalize on a state program offering financial rewards for smaller classes. School board members said they will hire 31 first-grade teachers by September in order to achieve the class reduction goal, which is based on the theory that smaller classes will translate into higher reading scores statewide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1996 | JEFF KASS
School board members say they will consider a state proposal to pay a bonus for reducing class size, but for now they will focus only on first grade. Gov. Pete Wilson has offered $650 a student to school districts that reduce class size to 20 students through third grade. The proposal is expected to pay for about 80% of the cost associated with the reduction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Over the objections of some teachers, the school board has decided to use a $432,000 state grant to upgrade security systems, fund school telephones and intercoms, increase handicapped access and purchase instructional materials. Under state law, the grant could only be used for one-time expenses, which ruled out salary increases or other employee benefits, Westminster School District officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Camarillo's elementary school district is slated to get $5.2 million to fix leaky ceilings, replace corroded plumbing and make other improvements at half a dozen schools that were built more than 30 years ago. But school officials may not take the money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Trustees from the Huntington Beach Union High and Huntington Beach City school districts last week approved final 1991-92 budgets that include deep spending cuts proposed earlier this year. The high school district board, which was forced to slash $3.5 million from the budget during the past year, on Tuesday approved a $79.3-million spending plan. Despite the previous cuts, the board still needed to draw $1.8 million from district reserves to balance the new budget.
NEWS
August 2, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY and SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It would be hard to find a more popular state endeavor than the student testing program that Gov. George Deukmejian stripped of funds in his budget vetoes Tuesday. Called the California Assessment Program (CAP), it is the linchpin of the state's education reforms and is widely praised by educators, business leaders and parents. The California Assessment Program "is probably the best student assessment program in the country," Allan Odden, professor of education at USC, said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1990 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District finance chief Robert Booker has recommended that the district delay any further cuts in its proposed $3.96-billion budget, despite state funding reductions that could cost the district $77 million in the coming year. In presenting the budget to the school board on Monday, Booker expressed confidence that the state Legislature will restore the 4.76% cost-of-living increase that Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1991 | ZION BANKS
Saddleback Valley Unified School District trustees have passed a $162-million budget that reinstates nearly half of the programs and employees cut in the spring. After a brief public hearing Thursday, the trustees unanimously passed the budget, which restores $1.9 million of the $4.8 million for programs and employees eliminated this spring in anticipation of lower state funding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM and SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An emergency $88-million bailout for the Los Angeles Unified School District to help avoid layoffs of 1,900 teachers was sent by the Assembly to Gov. Pete Wilson's desk Wednesday without a vote to spare. A spokesman for the governor said Wilson was still studying the bill and had not yet taken a position on the legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Dave Elder (D-Long Beach). The bill received a 41-30 lower house vote, the exact number required for approval.
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