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.
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.
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.
March 17, 1991 |
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.
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.
August 17, 1989 |
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.