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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000
I am a student attending North Hollywood High School, and I am a part of the highly gifted magnet program. There have been many protests and activities attempting to stop our school from being on a year-round calendar. I am one of many against year-round schooling. I truly think that it is a very bad idea, and it could affect many students' education, especially those who are not doing so great in school right now. At our school, there were attempted walkouts and sit-ins at lunch to express our feelings about year-round schooling.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of protests by parents and students, one of the preeminent Los Angeles city high schools will begin operating year-round in July, Interim Supt. Ramon C. Cortines announced Friday. With classrooms crowded with 3,500 students, the switch will allow North Hollywood High School to stop busing hundreds of neighborhood students to distant campuses in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of student and parent protests, one of the preeminent high schools in the city--and the nation--will move to a year-round calendar in July, Los Angeles Unified interim Supt. Ramon Cortines announced Friday. In a letter to students, parents and teachers at North Hollywood High School, Cortines said he had no alternative but to force a switch at the campus, which has 3,500 students crammed into its classrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hopes that a year-round schedule could be avoided at North Hollywood High School were all but dashed Wednesday by a letter to parents from interim Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines. In the letter, Cortines said that the overcrowding problem in the North Hollywood area is worse than suspected and other parts of the city already on year-round calendars "must have first priority" for building new schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000
Dampening the hopes of parents and students fighting to keep North Hollywood High School from going to a year-round schedule, interim Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines said Wednesday that overcrowding in the area is worse than suspected. He also said that schools in other parts of the city "must have first priority" over expanding the North Hollywood campus. The news disappointed parents, who on Tuesday presented Cortines with an alternative plan to a year-round calendar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Devouring coleslaw, jalepeno chips, chocolate milk and Oreos, about 150 students protested peacefully Monday against a plan to convert North Hollywood High School to a multitrack, year-round schedule. Although a few students chanted "No year-round" for the benefit of TV cameras, most just stood on the athletic field wearing yellow ribbons, eating their lunches and calmly explaining to administrators why going year-round would be inconvenient and damaging to their education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2000 | Rebecca Harris, (949) 574-4205
Only one parent showed up at Monday's Capistrano Unified School Board meeting to protest the March 13 decision to end year-round calendars at Harold Ambuehl and San Juan elementary schools. Kim Herkewitz said she's not giving up the fight to reverse the board's decision. "The more information I get, I probably will go back," she said. This was part of an effort to shave $331,000 from the budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000
Re "Parents Fighting 12-Month School," March 5. North Hollywood High School being relegated to year-round status reflects a crisis that has been more than 10 years in the making. The Board of Education and city planners saw it coming. They have access to demographics. They know that all the Valley's high schools will be pushed to year-round schedules by the year 2005 when, incidentally, we will also be 40,000 high school seats short district-wide. How could all the powers that be have been so shortsighted?
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