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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | October 26, 2007
The subject of Glendale Teachers Association members missing class for union related issues has become a hot button issue between the Superintendent Dr. Michael Escalante and association President Allen Freemon. As of Oct. 19, Escalante sent a message to the staff that the district will not approve any more time for teachers to be absent from class to conduct union business until there is a dialogue between the association and superintendent outlining further days required. The issue came to public light at the Oct. 2 district school board meeting where John Garcia, assistant superintendent of human resources, made a presentation to the board outlining the days missed by teachers tending to association business.
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By Mary O'Keefe | May 4, 2007
After serving as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Skills for the Glendale Unified School District, Dr. Greg Franklin will be leaving the district to take a position as Superintendent of Schools at Los Alamitos. "Los Alamitos has 9100 students and ten schools," Franklin said. Franklin came from the Fullerton district three years ago where he served as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. He began working immediately to familiarize himself with the district, the schools and the parents.
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By Max Zimbert | September 21, 2009
LA CRESCENTA ? About 35 residents peppered local education officials Thursday with questions about teen drug use and school funding during a meeting at Rosemont Middle School. In addition to a large contingent from Glendale Unified School District, officials from Glendale Community College, including interim President/Supt. Dawn Lindsay, briefly addressed the crowd, asking to be called directly for suggestions. She was joined by a few college board trustees. The question-and-answer session came in the middle of a Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting and quickly evolved into a dress rehearsal for Glendale Unified Supt.
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 2, 2004
After eight years of weekend commutes to Ventura, Mary McKee is finally moving home. McKee is leaving her position as the assistant superintendent of secondary education for the Glendale Unified School District to become superintendent of Somis Union School District in Ventura. She will give up the day-to-day workings at the middle and high school levels of a 29,000-students district to take over responsibility of a district of just 500 students. With the blessing of a very understanding husband, McKee has been living, since she took the GUSD job in 1996, in an apartment in Glendale Monday through Friday and traveling home to Ventura on the weekends.
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By Mary O’Keefe Valley Sun | November 9, 2007
?Enough is enough? was the attitude taken by Superintendent of Glendale Unified School District Michael Escalante at Tuesday?s school board meeting. For some time the dialogue between the Glendale Teachers Association and the district has been contentious. Despite both sides making statements that contradicted each other, Escalante had said that he did not want to promote a confrontational atmosphere but at Tuesday?s meeting he stated that misconceptions had to be dealt with. At the Oct. 16 board meeting President Allen Freemon of the Glendale Teachers Assn.
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By Max Zimbert | April 14, 2010
GLENDALE — Retiring Supt. Michael Escalante’s future beyond Glendale Unified has begun to take shape, with a part-time job at an executive search firm already lined up and a teaching gig at USC in the works. As a consultant for Leadership Associates, which has also employed his predecessors, Escalante would likely help school districts hire senior leaders. “It seems like all the old superintendents go work for this firm,” he said. “They know what a great district Glendale is and what a great reputation it has.” He’s also a contender for an executive in residence position at the USC Rossier School of Education, where he would teach leadership classes and mentor doctoral students.
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By Zain Shauk | December 16, 2008
GLENDALE — Teachers say their latest contract proposal would ask for no salary increases for three years, but their claims are misleading, Glendale Unified School District Supt. Michael Escalante said. The proposal, which was presented to district negotiators last week, would ask for a continuation of current teacher contracts for the next three years, dropping all additional requests made from both the district and association negotiators and calling for no across-the-board increases in salaries, Glendale Teachers Assn.
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By Max Zimbert | January 13, 2010
GLENDALE — Glendale Unified School District Supt. Michael Escalante will resign at the end of the school year, he said Tuesday. Escalante, 60, said he wants to spend more time with his two sons after his 13-year run as a superintendent in Glendale Unified and Fullerton Joint Union High school districts. “I have a good friend who does a workshop that’s filled with superintendents each January, and it’s entitled, ‘How you know it’s time to go,’” he said.
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November 19, 2009
Escalante returns to work after crash Michael Escalante, superintendent of Glendale Unified School District, returned to work this week after suffering broken ribs and bruises when his car overturned on the Glendale (2) Freeway Nov. 8. California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident, but Escalante said he believes it to be the result of a burst tire that caused the car to turn onto the shoulder and overturn. Escalante and his passenger, Fremont Elementary School Principal Cynthia Livingston, were traveling north on the freeway.
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December 10, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Michael Escalante, superintendent of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, will become the new chief of Glendale schools Feb. 1. School board members voted 5-0 to hire Escalante during a special meeting Tuesday at district headquarters. Board members said they were still negotiating Escalante's salary. Escalante said he was excited to work with a "high quality" district with an "outstanding reputation" like Glendale Unified.
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By Max Zimbert | April 14, 2010
GLENDALE — Retiring Supt. Michael Escalante’s future beyond Glendale Unified has begun to take shape, with a part-time job at an executive search firm already lined up and a teaching gig at USC in the works. As a consultant for Leadership Associates, which has also employed his predecessors, Escalante would likely help school districts hire senior leaders. “It seems like all the old superintendents go work for this firm,” he said. “They know what a great district Glendale is and what a great reputation it has.” He’s also a contender for an executive in residence position at the USC Rossier School of Education, where he would teach leadership classes and mentor doctoral students.
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By Max Zimbert | January 13, 2010
GLENDALE — Glendale Unified School District Supt. Michael Escalante will resign at the end of the school year, he said Tuesday. Escalante, 60, said he wants to spend more time with his two sons after his 13-year run as a superintendent in Glendale Unified and Fullerton Joint Union High school districts. “I have a good friend who does a workshop that’s filled with superintendents each January, and it’s entitled, ‘How you know it’s time to go,’” he said.
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By Max Zimbert | September 21, 2009
LA CRESCENTA ? About 35 residents peppered local education officials Thursday with questions about teen drug use and school funding during a meeting at Rosemont Middle School. In addition to a large contingent from Glendale Unified School District, officials from Glendale Community College, including interim President/Supt. Dawn Lindsay, briefly addressed the crowd, asking to be called directly for suggestions. She was joined by a few college board trustees. The question-and-answer session came in the middle of a Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting and quickly evolved into a dress rehearsal for Glendale Unified Supt.
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By Zain Shauk | December 16, 2008
GLENDALE — Teachers say their latest contract proposal would ask for no salary increases for three years, but their claims are misleading, Glendale Unified School District Supt. Michael Escalante said. The proposal, which was presented to district negotiators last week, would ask for a continuation of current teacher contracts for the next three years, dropping all additional requests made from both the district and association negotiators and calling for no across-the-board increases in salaries, Glendale Teachers Assn.
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By Mary O’Keefe Valley Sun | November 9, 2007
?Enough is enough? was the attitude taken by Superintendent of Glendale Unified School District Michael Escalante at Tuesday?s school board meeting. For some time the dialogue between the Glendale Teachers Association and the district has been contentious. Despite both sides making statements that contradicted each other, Escalante had said that he did not want to promote a confrontational atmosphere but at Tuesday?s meeting he stated that misconceptions had to be dealt with. At the Oct. 16 board meeting President Allen Freemon of the Glendale Teachers Assn.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | October 26, 2007
The subject of Glendale Teachers Association members missing class for union related issues has become a hot button issue between the Superintendent Dr. Michael Escalante and association President Allen Freemon. As of Oct. 19, Escalante sent a message to the staff that the district will not approve any more time for teachers to be absent from class to conduct union business until there is a dialogue between the association and superintendent outlining further days required. The issue came to public light at the Oct. 2 district school board meeting where John Garcia, assistant superintendent of human resources, made a presentation to the board outlining the days missed by teachers tending to association business.
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By Mary O'Keefe | May 4, 2007
After serving as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Skills for the Glendale Unified School District, Dr. Greg Franklin will be leaving the district to take a position as Superintendent of Schools at Los Alamitos. "Los Alamitos has 9100 students and ten schools," Franklin said. Franklin came from the Fullerton district three years ago where he served as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. He began working immediately to familiarize himself with the district, the schools and the parents.
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 2, 2004
After eight years of weekend commutes to Ventura, Mary McKee is finally moving home. McKee is leaving her position as the assistant superintendent of secondary education for the Glendale Unified School District to become superintendent of Somis Union School District in Ventura. She will give up the day-to-day workings at the middle and high school levels of a 29,000-students district to take over responsibility of a district of just 500 students. With the blessing of a very understanding husband, McKee has been living, since she took the GUSD job in 1996, in an apartment in Glendale Monday through Friday and traveling home to Ventura on the weekends.
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