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March 31, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County plans to head off a measles epidemic that has struck much of Southern California by inoculating young school-age children, the health coordinator for the county superintendent of schools said Friday. Ventura County Public Health Services plans to offer free immunization clinics at area schools, but the schedule for those clinics has not been announced, a health department spokeswoman said.
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April 6, 1993
Besides hitting the books today, students at more than 100 Ventura County public schools will hit the deck in drills that kick off statewide observance of Earthquake Preparedness Month. The drills will be triggered by an Emergency Broadcast System test beginning at 10:10 a.m. and aired over several local radio stations. The test will feature a 30-second live message from Gov. Pete Wilson, followed by a shrill tone for 30 seconds.
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March 22, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National School Safety Center in Thousand Oaks advises school districts across the country on how to deal with campus crime, but it has had almost no contact with Ventura County schools. Until now. Simi Valley Unified School District officials called the safety center recently because of concern over the rising tide of violence in surrounding districts. "We've never met with them before," Supt. Robert Purvis said.
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March 21, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simi Valley High School's victory at the California Academic Decathlon last weekend shows that Ventura County is emerging as a powerhouse in the contest traditionally dominated by schools in Orange and Los Angeles counties, educators said Monday. That assessment came one day after Simi won the top title in the state by edging last year's national winner, Moorpark High, by a razor-thin 21 points.
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May 10, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine Ventura County campuses will be among 200 California high schools to participate in a field test of the state's first exit exam, which students will soon be required to pass to graduate. Participating high schools in the county include Oak Park, Nordhoff, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Newbury Park, Westlake and Buena Vista, a continuation school in Ventura.
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March 13, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suspension just isn't what it used to be. Once, frustrated school officials could rest assured that if they kicked a misbehaving student out of school, the student's angry and embarrassed parents would do the rest in terms of punishment. But these days, too many parents are working, while others couldn't care less, to be effective jailers. For some students, suspension has become another holiday, all the sweeter because everyone else is in class.
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December 2, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying they now have a friend in the governor's office, boosters of Ventura County's first public university Tuesday applauded the appointment of former state Sen. Gary K. Hart as Gov.-elect Gray Davis' education secretary.
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December 24, 1990
Christmas decorations and celebrations at some Ventura County schools are restricted as districts seek to comply with state laws requiring that a variety of religions be represented in holiday celebrations, or none at all. Should Christmas decorations or celebrations be allowed on public school campuses? Rabbi Moshe D.
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May 7, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To make sure this year's graduation ceremonies aren't disrupted by flying Frisbees, beach balls or even tortillas, two Ventura County high schools are requiring seniors to sign a contract agreeing to be frisked for objects that can be sailed into the air, school officials said Thursday. Although all other Ventura County high schools also take precautions against pranks at graduation ceremonies, only Rio Mesa and Camarillo are making students sign the contracts.
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August 11, 1990 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent rash of destructive rampages through Ventura County schools signals a disturbing rise in the number of costly vandalism incidents, according to officials and superintendents throughout the county. Major incidents this summer include: * A $60,000 arson fire Aug. 2 at Madera Elementary School in Simi Valley. * The $30,000 destruction on July 26 of a computer lab and four school buildings in Ojai.
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