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October 31, 1991
The issues include crosswalk safety and whether the tiny district should merge with other Whittier-area districts in a unified system. Crosswalk safety became an issue after a vehicle struck and killed a girl last year and a crossing guard died nearby in a similar incident.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1997
The South Whittier School District Board has voted unanimously to put a $15-million bond measure on the April ballot to finance new classrooms, asbestos removal, seismic upgrades and general repairs. "Our schools are 35 years old," board President Terri Halstead said. "The classrooms need new wiring for computers, the schools need new roofs and South Whittier Intermediate needs additional classrooms."
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NEWS
January 9, 1986
Joe Durado, a trustee in the South Whittier School District, has become the first Latino elected president of the 6,000-member California School Boards Assn. He was elected at the organization's annual meeting in December in San Francisco. Durado, a research scientist for Xerox, has been a member of the South Whittier Board of Education since 1974. Durado said his top priority will be to secure more money for California's 1,043 school districts.
NEWS
October 7, 1993
Enrollment: 3,647 students, kindergarten through 8th grade. Area Served: Unincorporated South Whittier and part of Santa Fe Springs. On the Ballot: Seven candidates, including three incumbents and four challengers, for three seats. INCUMBENTS *David Gonzales Hayes Board member since 1985 Age: 44 Residence: South Whittier Occupation: Retired officer, L.A. County Sheriff's Department Remarks: The most important issue facing the district is financing, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1997
The South Whittier School District Board has voted unanimously to put a $15-million bond measure on the April ballot to finance new classrooms, asbestos removal, seismic upgrades and general repairs. "Our schools are 35 years old," board President Terri Halstead said. "The classrooms need new wiring for computers, the schools need new roofs and South Whittier Intermediate needs additional classrooms."
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | TINA DAUNT, Times Staff Writer
With eight days left before the Aug. 11 filing deadline, 19 candidates, including six incumbents, are seeking election to seats on six Whittier-area school boards this November. The hottest contests are expected in districts where the hottest issues have developed. The Whittier City and Whittier Union High school districts have been racked by debates and controversies and have drawn the largest number of candidates for the Nov. 7 election.
NEWS
February 23, 1986
In addition to Santa Fe Springs, seven other programs in southeast Los Angeles County were notified last week that they will receive a share of the $8 million the state has allocated for latchkey child care. Bellflower Unified School District received $300,402, the largest grant in the area. Others are Lowell Joint School District, $65,129; Long Beach Unified School District, $136,270; Comprehensive Child Development Inc.
NEWS
February 28, 1985
Supt. Rudy Valdez is resigning as chief of the South Whittier School District at the end of the school year. Valdez, 60, has been the district's top administrator since June, 1981. He told trustees he is retiring to pursue other interests, including college teaching and candidacy for the Whittier Union High School District board of trustees next November. Valdez's contract does not expire until June, 1987. His resignation is effective June 30, 1985.
NEWS
August 17, 1989 | TINA DAUNT
Forty-five candidates, including 14 incumbents, are vying for election this November to eight school boards in the Whittier, Santa Fe Springs and Pico Rivera areas. Three school districts in Whittier have drawn the most candidates, with 24 people signing up to run in the Nov. 7 election. In the Whittier Union High School District election, seven candidates, including two incumbents, are competing for three board spots.
NEWS
November 2, 1989
Still frustrated by their longest-ever contract dispute last year, teachers in the Whittier City School District want their voices to be heard in Tuesday's election--making the quest for three open school board seats one of the hottest battles in the Southeast area. For the first time, teachers in the 6,000-student district in the heart of Whittier have formed a political action committee and pledged to support three candidates: Owen Newcomer, Reed Wilson and Dave Thomas.
NEWS
November 2, 1989
Still frustrated by their longest-ever contract dispute last year, teachers in the Whittier City School District want their voices to be heard in Tuesday's election--making the quest for three open school board seats one of the hottest battles in the Southeast area. For the first time, teachers in the 6,000-student district in the heart of Whittier have formed a political action committee and pledged to support three candidates: Owen Newcomer, Reed Wilson and Dave Thomas.
NEWS
August 17, 1989 | TINA DAUNT
Forty-five candidates, including 14 incumbents, are vying for election this November to eight school boards in the Whittier, Santa Fe Springs and Pico Rivera areas. Three school districts in Whittier have drawn the most candidates, with 24 people signing up to run in the Nov. 7 election. In the Whittier Union High School District election, seven candidates, including two incumbents, are competing for three board spots.
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | TINA DAUNT, Times Staff Writer
With eight days left before the Aug. 11 filing deadline, 19 candidates, including six incumbents, are seeking election to seats on six Whittier-area school boards this November. The hottest contests are expected in districts where the hottest issues have developed. The Whittier City and Whittier Union High school districts have been racked by debates and controversies and have drawn the largest number of candidates for the Nov. 7 election.
NEWS
February 23, 1986
In addition to Santa Fe Springs, seven other programs in southeast Los Angeles County were notified last week that they will receive a share of the $8 million the state has allocated for latchkey child care. Bellflower Unified School District received $300,402, the largest grant in the area. Others are Lowell Joint School District, $65,129; Long Beach Unified School District, $136,270; Comprehensive Child Development Inc.
NEWS
January 9, 1986
Joe Durado, a trustee in the South Whittier School District, has become the first Latino elected president of the 6,000-member California School Boards Assn. He was elected at the organization's annual meeting in December in San Francisco. Durado, a research scientist for Xerox, has been a member of the South Whittier Board of Education since 1974. Durado said his top priority will be to secure more money for California's 1,043 school districts.
NEWS
October 10, 1985
The Whittier City School District Board of Education has ratified a new, two-year contract with teachers granting them a 6.75% salary increase in the first year. Terms of the contract's second year--salaries, benefits and class size--will be negotiated at a later date, Supt. Neal Avery said. With the increase, Avery said the district's minimum salary for teachers has gone from $19,084 to $20,265, while salaries for the highest paid instructors jump from $34,942 to $37,556.
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