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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Should students be allowed to transfer from a poorer school district to a more affluent one? This controversial question is being debated in the San Gabriel Valley, where a group of parents from Sierra Madre are pushing a proposal to switch youngsters out of the Pasadena Unified School District and join the more upscale Arcadia Unified School District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Should students be allowed to transfer from a poorer school district to a more affluent one? This controversial question is being debated in the San Gabriel Valley, where a group of parents from Sierra Madre are pushing a proposal to switch youngsters out of the Pasadena Unified School District and join the more upscale Arcadia Unified School District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying its hands are tied by state guidelines regarding desegregation, a Los Angeles County schools committee Wednesday recommended against a controversial proposal for Sierra Madre to secede from the Pasadena Unified School District. Several members of the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Reorganization expressed frustration at the current state guidelines, saying they are outdated and need revision.
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July 13, 1989 | ASHLEY DUNN, Times Staff Writer
In 1960, parents in Sierra Madre voted to join the Pasadena Unified School District. The decision is one that some parents have come to regret. Nearly 30 years ago, it was an obvious choice: the Pasadena district was considered one of the best in the area and Sierra Madre students had attended Pasadena junior high and high schools, on a contract basis, for years.
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July 6, 1989 | ASHLEY DUNN, Times Staff Writer
In 1960, parents in Sierra Madre voted to join the Pasadena Unified School District. The decision is one that some parents have come to regret. Nearly 30 years ago, it was an obvious choice: the Pasadena district was considered one of the best in the area and Sierra Madre students had attended Pasadena junior high and high schools, on a contract basis, for years.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON,, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether Sierra Madre students should be allowed to switch from the Pasadena Unified School District to Arcadia Unified will get its first public hearing tonight. A final decision isn't expected until the fall of 1990, but at least one of the players has already taken a stance, of sorts. Earlier this week, the Arcadia school board voted to remain neutral, saying its school district of 7,500 students could absorb the 632 Sierra Madre students who now attend Pasadena public schools.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tempers flared Wednesday evening in Arcadia, as an overflow crowd of 350 gathered to debate whether Sierra Madre should be allowed to leave the Pasadena school district and join Arcadia. Although the controversy has raged for several months in Pasadena, some Arcadia residents said that they learned about the issue only last week, when they received flyers announcing a public hearing organized by the Los Angeles County Board on School Reorganization.
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