July 17, 2003
Gary Moskowitz School board members Wednesday began the process of replacing a superintendent they had hoped would stick around a little while longer. Supt. Jim Brown announced Tuesday that he will retire from the Glendale Unified School District on Jan. 31. Brown, 60, has been superintendent of the district since 1996, and his career in education spans more than 38 years. Board members gathered for a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to approve a letter that spells out their plans for finding his replacement.
April 14, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Supt. Jim Brown will ask the school board Tuesday to approve a plan that would keep smaller class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, as well as ninth grade, in the coming school year. Brown's plan is to staff the elementary and ninth-grade classes slightly higher than they have been, from 19 students to each teacher to 20 students per educator. An estimated $1 million in combined federal and district funds could be saved by changing the ratio, Brown said.
October 17, 2002
Gary Moskowitz "Who is your boss?" a student in Asken Hagopian's Edison Elementary School third-grade class asked Supt. Jim Brown during a class interview of Brown this week. Brown, superintendent of Glendale schools since summer 1996, replied simply, "Of course, my wife, Mrs. Brown." Brown was invited by Hagopian and her students to be interviewed for the class newspaper, The Gazette, a monthly publication for which students conduct interviews of staff, write poetry and draw pictures.
September 27, 2002
1. Linda Maxwell and Jose Quintanar 2. Jim Starbird 3. Jim Brown 4. James Rogan 5. Adam Schiff 6. Russell Siverling 7 . Kevin Welsh and Pamela Good 8. Mark Geragos 9. Dave Weaver 10. Jack Scott 11. Jerry Fulwood 12. Carol Liu 13. Scott Wildman 14. Rafi Manoukian 15 Gus Gomez 16. Ginger Bremberg 17. Sheldon Baker 18. John Harris 19. Jeanne Armstrong ...
May 15, 2002
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE -- The school district is seeking four qualified people to fill four positions on its Measure K "Building for Excellence" Advisory Bond Committee. The deadline to be considered for a spot on the committee is May 24. The four selected individuals will begin serving on the committee July 1. The 11-member committee is responsible for advising the school board on projects and expenditure of funds generated by Measure K. Measure K funds are being used for construction and renovation throughout Glendale Unified School District.
October 3, 2000
When Glendale's public school students sit down to take the state's new high school exit exam, they can do it with the knowledge it was prepared with the help of someone who knows what it means to be a Glendale student. The state Board of Education recently approved the recommendations for course content by the High School Exit Exam Panel. The new exit exam will be given three times a year to all California high school students. Passing the three-part test will be a requirement for graduating high school.
September 27, 2000
1. Linda Maxwell and Jose Quintanar 2. Jim Starbird 3. Jim Brown 4. James Rogan 5. Adam Schiff 6. Russell Siverling 7. Kevin Welsh and Pamela Good 8. Mark Geragos 9. Dave Weaver 10. Jack Scott 11. Jerry Fulwood 12. Carol Liu 13. Scott Wildman 14. Rafi Manoukian 15. Gus Gomez 16. Ginger Bremberg 17. Sheldon Baker 18. John Harris 19. Jeanne Armstrong ...
July 13, 2000
Jim Brown All labor contract negotiations are eventually resolved. Some take longer than others, depending on the issues, available resources, the actual willingness of each party to reach agreement, and the ability to compromise or find creative solutions that meet the fundamental interests of each party. Despite having reached agreement upon more than 20 issues, the Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Teachers Assn. remain apart on several key issues.