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March 22, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
A total of $12,000 in "mini-grants" will be awarded to teachers at 16 Ventura schools to help cover the costs of new equipment and supplies for their classrooms. Twenty-four teachers will receive grants of $500 each to help purchase books, videos, computer software and other classroom aids, said Sylvia McGinnis, executive director of the Ventura Unified School District Foundation. The grants will be presented to teachers during the school board's meeting Tuesday.
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March 22, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
A total of $12,000 in "mini-grants" will be awarded to teachers at 16 Ventura schools to help cover the costs of new equipment and supplies for their classrooms. Twenty-four teachers will receive grants of $500 each to help purchase books, videos, computer software and other classroom aids, said Sylvia McGinnis, executive director of the Ventura Unified School District Foundation. The grants will be presented to teachers during the school board's meeting Tuesday.
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September 23, 1990
Officials from the Ventura Unified School District Education Foundation will try to raise $50,000 to provide money for educational programs not covered in the district budget. The nonprofit group raises funds to increase the quality of education in Ventura schools. Teachers apply for grants from the foundation to buy materials, classroom equipment or other aids for teaching music, fine arts, math and science.
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May 5, 1992 | KAY SAILLANT
Seven top teachers in the Ventura Unified School District will be honored Thursday during ceremonies at the Doubletree Hotel in Ventura. The teachers will receive Golden Wing awards, so named because the instructors inspire their students to "soar to the heights of their individual potential," said Sylvia McGinnis, the event's organizer. This year's recipients are Bryan Bowman, Chris Mikles, Gregg Norberg, Diane Shaw, Patti Post, Lynn Ramirez and Linda Brug.
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August 28, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS
Fifty-five years ago, the federal government paid workers to build the Ventura High School auditorium as part of the federal Works Project Administration that helped lift the country out of the Depression. Late last week, a group of Ventura parents, students and community residents finished refurbishing the Art Deco-style auditorium. This time, however, public funds were unavailable, so most of the money came from private donors.
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August 13, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
In an effort to raise money for Ventura's public schools, volunteers from a nonprofit educational foundation will go door-to-door to the city's businesses next month to ask for donations. The Ventura Unified School District Educational Foundation will launch the citywide "We Give Back to Schools" campaign in September, hoping to raise thousands of dollars that will provide grants to the district's teachers.
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December 24, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
The Ventura Unified School District Educational Foundation is nearly halfway toward its goal of raising $50,000 this school year for Ventura's public schools, the organization president said last week. The nonprofit group has received donations from corporations and small businesses in the city amounting to about $15,000, foundation president Virginia Mendoza O'Neil said.
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October 6, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
With the goal of raising thousands of dollars to support and improve innovative programs, the Ventura Unified School District Educational Foundation has launched its 1993-94 "We Give Back to School" campaign. Through the program, businesses and private individuals can make donations that the foundation will present to innovative teachers early next year in the form of $500 mini-grants.
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March 19, 1992 | SCOTT GRAVES
Twenty-two Ventura teachers have been awarded grants totaling $11,000 to help aid innovative classroom programs. The 1991-92 "mini-grants" were awarded to teachers in 14 elementary, middle and high schools by the Ventura Unified School District Educational Foundation, said Sylvia McGinnis, the foundation's executive director.
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May 20, 1990 | AMELIA CHAFFEE
At a time when school budget cuts and the loss of arts education often go together, 50 teachers, civic leaders and representatives from the arts community met Saturday to affirm their commitment to the continued integration of arts instruction in the Ventura school curriculum. The symposium was sponsored by the Ventura Unified School District Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for classroom enrichment projects.
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July 27, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Priscilla Flanagin moved to Ventura in 1959, only one elementary school in town had a library. But when Flanagin died in February at the age of 75, the librarian known for her hearty laugh had helped set up dozens of school libraries in Ventura and across the county.
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