February 4, 1988
Supt. Ted D. Kimbrough of Compton has been named California Superintendent of the Year by the American Assn. of School Administrators. Kimbrough, 52, has led the Compton Unified School District for five years. He is being honored for his work in eliminating the district's continuation schools and helping problem students back into mainstream classes. He also has instituted various programs to improve communication between the district and its employees.
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August 18, 1990
J.L. Handy, former assistant superintendent of the Sacramento schools, was named Friday to head the Compton Unified School District. He has a three-year contract and an annual salary of $100,000. Handy was chosen by trustees of the 26,000-student district after a nationwide search. Among the five finalists for the job was Compton Deputy Supt. Elisa L. Sanchez, who has been acting superintendent for the past seven months. She will return to her post as deputy on Sept.
October 9, 1986
A Compton school board member has blamed Supt. Ted D. Kimbrough for fostering emotional stress that now has her seeking lifetime medical benefits from the district. At a hearing on her claim for worker's compensation, Compton Unified School District Trustee Bernice Woods complained of a variety of mental and physical ailments that have plagued her since Kimbrough was hired in 1981. Kimbrough and the school system deny causing any of Woods' discomfort.
October 26, 1989
In a special meeting last week, the Compton Unified School District board agreed to let Supt. Ted D. Kimbrough out of his contract so that he can become head of the Chicago public school system. The 54-year-old Kimbrough has been selected by the Chicago school board to head the third-largest school district in the country. He is to assume his new job in January and will resign his Compton post the same month, although the exact date has not been set.
September 5, 1985
Bitter division suddenly melted into unanimity Tuesday, when the Compton Unified School District board voted 7 to 0 to approve a $96.5-million operating budget submitted for the coming year by Supt. Ted D. Kimbrough. "I think everyone realized that the law requires you to have a budget," said board president Kelvin Filer. "Of course, it's not etched in stone--there is some flexibility."
January 29, 1987
Public school administrators and striking teachers have agreed to ask an administrative law judge to help negotiate a settlement in the two-month contract dispute that has cost the Compton Unified School District at least $3 million. Although most of the district's 1,400 teachers did not show up for work Wednesday morning for the eighth time since the on-again, off-again strike began, Supt. Ted D.