August 3, 1989 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 20, 1989 |
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."