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    [Updated as data released] LB School Performance & Related School Information

    March 2006: Afternoon Mar 28: LB School Sup't Steinhauser Sends/Posts Letter To Parents: "There Are Consequences When A Student Leaves Class Or Campus Without Permission"

    March 2006: Second Day Of Student Walk-Outs From LB High Schools & Middle Schools

    March 2006: Hundreds of LB High School Students Leave Campuses On Mar. 27, March Thru Large Parts of City, Converge At LB Civic Center & NLB Houghton Park Areas To Protest Congressional Proposals On Immigration Laws; LBPD Deploys Major, Visible Resources; Protests End Peacefully

    March 2006: Ten LB Schools Are Finalists For CA Distinguished School Awards

    Feb. 2006: Further On Fire @ ELB's Emerson School: LBFD Says Evidence Indicates It Wasn't Accidental

    Feb. 2006: Overnight Fire Damages K-Classroom At ELB's Emerson Parkside Academy Charter School; LBUSD Vows Damages Won't Affect Instruction (Moved To Other Campus Rooms) When School Resumes Tuesday

    Dec. 2005: Haunting Words: City Mgt. Recommended But Council Declined "Pending Further Study" Cutting Crossing Guard At 6th/Daisy...One Block From Recent Fatal 7th/Daisy Crash

    Dec. 2005: Letter From Jordan High Tells Parents Efforts Being Made To "Discuss Solutions To The Climate On Our Campus"

    Sept. 2005: Second Off-Campus Shooting Near Poly High, This Time Near Poly PAAL Satellite Campus, LB Blvd/16th St.

    Sept. 2005: Shooting After-School, Off-Campus Just North of LB Poly High; Two Juveniles Involved; Classes Not Disrupted But As Precaution Security Will Be Increased

    Aug. 2005: Aug 05 LB Schools' Scores On Standardized Test & Reporting (STAR) And High School Exit Exam

    July 2005: Council Cuts Nine of Twelve Crossing Guard Locations, Spares Willow/Palo Verde, 6th/Daisy, Willow/Magnolia For Now With Future Uncertain; Add'l Sites To Be Examined For Possible Elimination Next Year

    June 2005: LBUSD Detains & Arrests Jordan High Student -- Without Incident -- Allegedly Carrying Gun

    May 2005: LB PTA Rep Voted As Part Of "Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee" To Support Cutting Twelve Crossing Guard Locations...And Stands By Her Vote

    May 2005: Council Defers Decision On Crossing Guard Cuts, Sends Issue First To Public Safety Committee

    May 2005: Council Slated To Vote On City Mgmt Proposal To Cut Twelve Crossing Guard Locations Now, Possibly More Later; Read Details

    May 2005: Three LBUSD Schools Among Newsweek's Top 1,000 American High Schools

    May 2005: Inspiring Victory! NLB Jordan High Debaters Win Statewide Championship

    March 2005: Harvard Study Says CA High School Graduation Rates Lower Than Officially Claimed, Says LBUSD Graduates Approx. 7 in 10...With Poly & Jordan Defying Odds & Performing Higher Than Expectations

    Feb. 2005: Poly High Students Encounter Searches of Backpacks & Bookbags Feb. 10 After Two Guns Confiscated About A Week Earlier; Principal Says Searches Will Continue Sporadically For Remainder Of Year

    Oct. 2004: LB Elementary School Enrollment Down, Will Cost LBUSD About $7 Million (CA Tax Dollars Per Student), But...

    April 2004: 14 LB Unified School District Schools Win "No Child Left Behind" Awards

    Jan. 2004: LB School Sup't Steinhauser Says Staff Will Recommend School Board Declare Boardmember Jon Meyer Re-Elected; Meyer Has No Ballot Challenger; Move Would Save Money By Canceling Election...And Preclude Write-In Challenge

    Jan. 2004: We List Members Of Non-Elected LBUSD Budget Advisory Committee That Staff Says Will Recommend School District Cuts; Final Decision Rests With Elected School Board Members

    Dec. 2003: W. Mack Tyson to Seek LB School Board Seat Being Exited By Bobbie Smith; Tyson Says He's Endorsed by 7th district Councilwoman Reyes-Uranga + Former Vice Mayor/Current Harbor Comm'r Topsy-Elvord

    Dec. 2003: LBUSD Had Policy Of Spending Down Its Formerly Large Surplus, Now Blames Sac'to For District's Serious Financial Situation

    Dec. 2003: Bombshell LB School District Disclosure:

  • LBUSD Reveals It Has Serious Financial Problems
  • LB School District Has Been Spending More Than Taking In For Years, Now Can't Meet Legally Required Minimum Reserve, May Affect Credit Rating

    Dec. 2003: LB School Board President Bobbie Smith Won't Seek Re-Election

    Sept. 2003: LB School District Chosen As Best Urban School District in U.S. By Broad Foundation

    Aug. 2003: Center For Indiv. Freedom Foundation Urges CA Supreme Court To Decide If LBUSD Improperly Influenced School Bond Measure Election

    June 2003: Meyer Wins 4th Dist. LB School Board Race; Makes Local Media History, Beating Every LB Media Outlet With Returns First

    June 2003: Would School Bd. Candidates Require High School Exit Exam If State Makes It Optional? Read Responses

    May 2003: LB School Board Candidates Take Near Final Shots...In Signal Hill

    May 2003: LB School District Using Its Cable TV Channel & Video Equipment To Show High School Baseball Games, But Not School Board Meetings

  • Additional Game Expense: School Board Members Voted in Jan & March To Spend Several Thousand Dollars More To Hire Sports Announcers

    April 2003: 6 of 7 School Board Candidates Pledge They'll Vote To Televise School Board Meetings; Meyer Says He Needs To Know More, Including Costs

    April 2003: Greet and Grill Candidates For School Board (southern ELB Special Election) At Stearns Park Rec. Ctr., April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    March, 2003: Big Battle Brewing For School Board: Those Obtaining Nominating Papers Include:

  • Norm Ryan (Prop J Utility Tax Cut Advocate)
  • Marilyn Russell Bittle (Former Pres. CA Teachers Ass'n, Former Exec Dir. Teachers Ass'n of LB) Update 3/12: We list early endorsers and other info
  • Richard Green (Former Pres. Long Beach Area Citizens Involved - LBACI)
  • George Nagle (Retired lawyer, Minnie Gant PTA Legis. Rep.)
  • Plus: Yolanda Benavidez, Matt Duggan & Jon Meyer
  • Dinko Bozanich Update 3/12: Won't be filing
  • June 10 Special Election Will Fill Vacant Seat of Late Ed Eveland Covering Southeast LB

    March 2003: Info Re Candidates Filing For LB School Board Special Election (South/East LB/Belmont Shore)

    Nov. 2002: LB Unified School District Board Meetings To Be Televised...In Lakewood, By Lakewood City Hall

    Nov. 2002: LB Unified School District Cancels Nov. 19 Meeting One Day After Lakewood City Council OK's Televising LBUSD Bd. Meetings; LBUSD School Bd. Sec'y Says Supt.'s Office Asked Her To Postpone Nov. 19 Meeting to Nov. 26 Due to Expected Absence of Two Boardmembers...and Supt's Request Came Before Lakewood Acted

    June, 2002: ELB School Board Candidate Choura Seeking City Hall Approval For 1,244 sq ft. Lounge/Bar Expansion at El Dorado Golf Course

    Oct. 2001: LB School Board Votes To Televise High School Sports But Still Doesn't Televise School Board Meetings For Public

    June, 2001: Suja Lowenthal Wins LB School Board Special Election

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