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October 27, 1991
Many residents and business owners are angry about a new school fee they must pay. The school board unanimously approved the fee June 17 as a way to maintain and improve recreational facilities such as auditoriums and football fields. District officials say it is fair for the public to pay some upkeep costs for facilities it uses. Critics call the $22.50 annual fee for each residence and business an illegal property tax.
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September 4, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A site for a proposed elementary school has Whittier residents and officials debating an increasingly common public policy question: Is it safe to build a new school here? Residents are suing the Whittier City School District to block construction of a $16-million campus in a controversy expected to last well beyond the fall semester, which begins Tuesday.
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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
October 7, 1993
Enrollment: 6,300 Areas served: Parts of Whittier and nearby unincorporated areas. On the ballot: Seven candidates, including one incumbent and six challengers, for three seats. Trustee David R. Thomas resigned in June and will not seek reelection. Incumbent J.C. (Mac) McFarland did not file for reelection.
NEWS
November 13, 1986
The executive board of the Whittier Elementary Teachers Assn. has requested audits of the Whittier City School District's books to determine whether the district can afford to meet the teachers' pay demand. Tuesday's vote by the teachers association came four days after the Whittier City School District board unanimously approved an update of a resolution that authorizes Supt. Neal J. Avery to take "reasonable and necessary steps" to keep schools open in the event of a work stoppage.
NEWS
May 28, 1989
Teachers in the Whittier City School District, who earlier this month authorized union leaders to call a strike if salary negotiations fell apart, on Saturday voted to ratify a new two-year contract. The new agreement--the culmination of more than a year of often-bitter negotiation--calls for a 5% salary increase for the current academic year, retroactive to last September, with the 1989-90 school year salary increase to be determined by increases in the district's enrollment. Teachers in the 5,800-student district had demanded 7%-a-year salary increase.
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
August 5, 1993
Two Whittier-area school districts have approved charging property owners a fee to help maintain district athletic fields, basketball courts and other recreational facilities open to the public. Board members from the Whittier Union High School District unanimously approved the fee Tuesday. Owners of single-family homes will pay $20 a year. Condominium, mobile home and apartment owners will be charged $15.76 per unit. Commercial, business and industrial property owners will be billed $25 to $50.
NEWS
December 25, 1986
The Whittier City School District board has voted 4-1 to stay in the Pupil Transportation Cooperative for at least another year, setting aside a recommendation to withdraw by district Business Manager Connie Fong. She said the board could save at least $62,000 a year and improve service by operating its own school bus system. Supt. Neal J.
NEWS
May 20, 1989 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, Times Staff Writer
An 11th-hour decision means that Whittier elementary school teachers will be in the classroom Monday, while union leaders and the school district renew settlement efforts, representatives said late Friday. In a joint statement released by the 265-member Whittier Elementary Teachers' Assn. and the Whittier City School District, Supt. Neal J. Avery said, "The teachers will be in the classrooms on Monday. The parties have reached a sensitive point in the bargaining. Any comment would jeopardize that."
NEWS
August 5, 1993
Two Whittier-area school districts have approved charging property owners a fee to help maintain district athletic fields, basketball courts and other recreational facilities open to the public. Board members from the Whittier Union High School District unanimously approved the fee Tuesday. Owners of single-family homes will pay $20 a year. Condominium, mobile home and apartment owners will be charged $15.76 per unit. Commercial, business and industrial property owners will be billed $25 to $50.
NEWS
September 22, 1991
More than 30 parents, left, carried signs and chanted their displeasure Thursday over conditions at Wiggins School near Whittier. The school is the temporary site of Dexter Intermediate and its 720 students. Dexter is closed while the Whittier City School District completes a $1.9-million renovation of the 39-year-old campus. The parents complained that Wiggins has no showers, no changing rooms for physical education classes and no lockers.
NEWS
March 17, 1991 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teachers and parents at Phelan Elementary School have rallied around Principal Kirk Reeve, fired last month by the Whittier City School District. Parents held two rallies last week demanding that the popular principal be rehired. A demonstration before school Monday drew 75 parents. Later that day, close to 100 parents with signs gathered with their children at the board meeting at Dexter Intermediate School. "Parents are backing him 100%," said Deborah Buff, president of the school PTA.
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
September 22, 1991
More than 30 parents, left, carried signs and chanted their displeasure Thursday over conditions at Wiggins School near Whittier. The school is the temporary site of Dexter Intermediate and its 720 students. Dexter is closed while the Whittier City School District completes a $1.9-million renovation of the 39-year-old campus. The parents complained that Wiggins has no showers, no changing rooms for physical education classes and no lockers.
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