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November 15, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two teachers who took a day off to demonstrate at the opening of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library have filed grievances against the Simi Valley Unified School District because it refused to pay them while reimbursing others who joined in the celebration. Susan English of Hillside Junior High and Kenneth Butts of Sequoia Junior High filed the grievances Tuesday. They said they will meet with Assistant Supt.
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March 4, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Simi Valley school officials can move forward with new construction and building improvements. Oak Park school officials will be able to keep a lid on class sizes. And Santa Paula residents will see their library's hours expanded. Voters in each community demonstrated their generosity this week by passing bond measures and property tax increases to help pay for these school and library programs. More than 14,650 Simi Valley voters, or 61.
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May 17, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As they studied the ecosystem of a pond in the fall, a group of Simi Valley second-graders didn't need to search far for samples of tadpoles, lily pads, snails and water hyacinths. Sitting on a counter in their classroom at Township School was a 10-gallon tank containing freshwater plants and the food chain of a typical pond. "They saw an interdependence," teacher Gail Penn said. "They were able to see the roots grow darker as the plants cleaned the water in the pond."
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July 28, 2002 | GREGORY W. GRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans to build a retail and housing complex on Tapo Canyon Road east of the Simi Valley Civic Center advanced last week when escrow closed on the sale of a 35-acre site to a Westlake Village firm. When complete, El Paseo Simi will contain up to 190 townhomes, 176 apartments for senior citizens and a 201,111-square-foot shopping center featuring a Kohl's department store, a Pavilions grocery and a Borders bookstore. Selleck Properties spent $13.
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November 3, 1996
In Simi Valley, the departure of school board President Judy Barry has left two incumbents and seven challengers battling for three seats. Key issues are avoiding deficit spending and mending the bruised relationship between trustees and City Council members.
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June 28, 1997
Eager to fill a leadership void at the top, Simi Valley school trustees have tapped a retired superintendent from the Las Virgenes school district to guide local schools through the summer. Albert "Bud" Marley will take charge of the 18,400-student Simi Valley Unified School District while trustees hunt for a permanent replacement for Supt. Tate Parker, who announced his resignation last week after a falling-out with the school board.
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April 16, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
Simi Valley Unified School District officials plan a community meeting next week to discuss a district proposal to build a shopping center and housing on property once reserved for a new high school. The meeting on Tuesday will allow district officials to respond to residents' questions and concerns on the proposal before the City Council addresses the issue on the following Monday.
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May 23, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS
As a result of $100,000 in budget cuts to the Simi Valley school district office, calls from the public will soon be answered by voice mail rather than a receptionist. The board of the Simi Valley Unified School District has voted 3 to 2 to eliminate the switchboard operator, along with a part-time clerk and an employee who catalogued videotapes in the district resource center. In addition, the board cut temporary clerks to replace absent employees. The cuts were part of $2.
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May 11, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER
A hearing to determine whether Mike Scyphers can return to coaching is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. today at Ventura County Superior Court in Ventura, said Lawrence Trygstad, an attorney representing parents of Simi Valley High players. The parents are seeking a temporary restraining order that would reinstate Scyphers, who has been suspended as Simi Valley High baseball coach pending a police and school district investigation into possible financial and disciplinary improprieties. If Judge John J.
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December 11, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's largest school districts could each lose up to $1 million in state funding next month when the Legislature ponders unprecedented midyear budget cuts. Though school officials from Oxnard to Simi Valley say they can weather the hit, they are bracing for more devastating funding slashes next year. The business chiefs for 20 school districts met last week to discuss Gov. Gray Davis' proposed cuts in K-12 education spending, part of a $2.
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July 31, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A former Simi Valley student was awarded a $6.3-million verdict Monday after a jury found school officials liable for a 1989 accident in which she was struck by a car while walking to class. Jennifer Joyce will recover only about half of the award, however, because the jury apportioned fault on other parties who were no longer part of the case, lawyer Gary A. Dordick said.
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February 23, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
Eight Ventura County elementary schools were nominated as California Distinguished Schools, and six others received honorable mention for the statewide award.
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January 4, 2000 | MIKE MCCARTHY
Although Moorpark students returned to school Monday, their counterparts in Simi Valley have an extra week off. The Simi Valley Unified School District decided to add an extra week to winter break to deal with any Y2K problems that might arise, said Cary Dritz, assistant superintendent. "We thought we were being proactive in trying to avoid any serious concerns that would come up," he said.
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September 26, 1999 | MILO PEINEMANN
Simi Valley school officials say they could lose as much as $56 million in state matching funds if a buyer cannot be found for 36 acres the school district owns at Tapo Canyon Road and Alamo Street. Simi Valley Unified School District officials hope DR Horton Custom Homes is still interested in buying the property for about $14 million, after Santa Monica-based New Urban West pulled out of its agreement to purchase the property in a dispute over an 8-inch sewer line that runs beneath it.
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November 10, 1998 | TONY LYSTRA
At the end of a first-period science class, Simi Valley High School junior Mike Staton tore the cardboard backing from his notebook. In large letters he wrote "Ban Dissection" and in parentheses he wrote, "Murder." On his way out of class, he taped the sign to the door. That day last school year launched Mike's campaign to ban the dissection of animals in the Simi Valley Unified School District. Soon after, he wrote a three-page letter to his teacher, outlining his views.
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March 17, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
Simi Valley business people and other community leaders can shadow a principal Monday to learn about the city's schools and what it takes to run them. Almost all of the Simi Valley Unified School District's 27 principals have been paired with a community member who will follow them on regular duties from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is room for three or four more participants in the event, said Dr. Susan Parks, assistant superintendent of educational services.
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August 16, 1994
The Simi Valley Unified School District hopes to receive up to 10 energy-efficient school buses by participating in a statewide program that is demonstrating the new environmentally-friendly vehicles. District officials have recommended that the school board pay a consultant $3,300 to write a grant proposal to the California Energy Commission to get the new buses. The board will vote on the expenditure at tonight's meeting.
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March 19, 1998 | LISA FERNANDEZ
Simi Valley's latest interim superintendent, the third in eight years, has signed a $510-a-day contract with the school board, agreeing to start work in early April until a permanent leader is found. Award-winning educator Kenneth L. Moffett and trustees from the Simi Valley Unified School District completed the agreement Tuesday.
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February 25, 1998 | LISA FERNANDEZ
Simi Valley school trustee Norm Walker will field questions at the regular meeting of the California Republican Assembly on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Walker's talk, titled "Agenda for Education," will include his vision for the Simi Valley Unified School District, which recently lost its seventh superintendent in as many years.
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