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July 27, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
State officials are investigating whether the Val Verde school district gamed the system that parcels out construction funds. A top official at the state's Office of Public School Construction said her office was looking into whether there were any "material inaccuracies" or false certifications in the paperwork the Perris-area district submitted in recent years to get financial aid to build its schools.
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July 27, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
State officials are investigating whether the Val Verde school district gamed the system that parcels out construction funds. A top official at the state's Office of Public School Construction said her office was looking into whether there were any "material inaccuracies" or false certifications in the paperwork the Perris-area district submitted in recent years to get financial aid to build its schools.
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November 23, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reaffirming their belief that their schoolchildren lack a moral compass, trustees of the Val Verde Unified School District nonetheless voted Monday night to rescind their earlier decision to post the Ten Commandments at school offices. The district, said school board President Robert Givens, could not afford the legal fees to fight the issue in court, where the matter was headed after a lawsuit was filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
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November 23, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reaffirming their belief that their schoolchildren lack a moral compass, trustees of the Val Verde Unified School District nonetheless voted Monday night to rescind their earlier decision to post the Ten Commandments at school offices. The district, said school board President Robert Givens, could not afford the legal fees to fight the issue in court, where the matter was headed after a lawsuit was filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
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January 25, 1994
In response to "Ways Sought to Lead Poor Onto Information Highway," Jan. 11: One only needs to look at Val Verde Unified School District to see how it can be done. Val Verde School District, 15 miles south of Riverside, is composed of a very broad socioeconomic group. In five or six years we have gone from a handful of computers to almost 1,000 computers in the district. The article quoted MacWorld Magazine's Charles Piller, saying that the computer in the classroom should go to the teacher first, and that there should be sophisticated in-service training.
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August 29, 1992 | JON NALICK
The Santa Ana Unified School District has announced its administrative changes for the 1992-93 school year, including several new principal appointments. Thomas Reasin, former principal at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, will take over as head of Century High School. Gerald Arriola, Century's former principal, becomes assistant director for the Regional Occupational Program. Jane Russo, who was MacArthur's assistant principal, becomes principal at that school.
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October 22, 2004 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A man driving a stolen pickup smashed into the rear of a school bus carrying high school students in Mead Valley on Thursday morning, leaving 16 students hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries. The driver of the 1999 Ford pickup ran from the scene and was not apprehended, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Jim Whitney. Officers found at least five rifles inside the truck, which had been reported stolen from Orange County this week, Whitney said.
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June 7, 1990
Supervisor District 2 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Melba Dunlap*: 13,813 (60%) John J. Chavez: 4,636 (20%) David Mullendore: 3,125 (14%) Jon Pickard: 1,448 (6%) District 4 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Patricia Larson*: 22,142 (84%) Bradley J. Franks: 4,281 (16%) District 5 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Norton Younglove*: 21,567 (58%) Ruth Russo: 9,101 (25%) Ken Skinner: 6,368 (17%) Assessor 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) James R.
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February 3, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Frank Shyong, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Riverside County prosecutors filed felony charges Monday against a former teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students, one of whom made her accusations public in a video posted on YouTube. A $5-million warrant has been issued for the arrest of 40-year-old Andrea Michelle Cardosa, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. Cardosa has been charged with 16 counts related to aggravated sexual assault and lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, officials said.
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April 21, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
The financially strapped Val Verde Unified School District in Riverside County may be docked more than $53 million in state school construction money after it allegedly failed to disclose some of the special bonds it issued while the state was paying for the district's new schools, according to state officials.
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April 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Perris middle school teacher arrested for allegedly trying to seduce a minor is free on bail, Riverside County jail records show. Jeffrey Rightmire, 41, of Murrieta, was arrested Tuesday by police after he allegedly sent harmful material by text and the Internet with the intent to seduce a minor, a Riverside County Sheriff's Department statement said. A spokesman for the Val Verde Unified School District said two students alerted school officials Monday that a girl was allegedly involved with a teacher on campus, according to a report in the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
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February 4, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Frank Shyong
Officials at three school districts that hired a former teacher now accused of sexually assaulting two female students -- one of whom made her accusations public in a YouTube video -- said that each time, she passed all necessary background checks. Riverside County prosecutors filed felony charges Monday against 40-year-old Andrea Michelle Cardosa, who was arrested later in the day. Cardosa -- who resigned from her post as vice principal at Alhambra High School shortly after the YouTube video surfaced --  faces 16 counts related to aggravated sexual assault and lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, officials said.
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