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May 20, 2011
The Glendale Community College trustees on Friday voted unanimously to ratify an agreement that will enable the campus to offer 200 classes during the six-week summer session. Summer school starts on June 20, with early registration kicking off Monday. College officials and faculty union representatives negotiated on and off for weeks in an effort to maximize the number of summer school classes offered despite multimillion-dollar budget cuts. Without faculty concessions, the school would have offered no more than 100 summer school classes, officials said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 18, 2011
Burbank and Glendale schools will again offer only scaled back summer school programs as officials continue to address reduced state funding. The pared-down programs mean free access will be granted only to students who need summer credits to graduate. All other students will be charged a fee, and even then, the number of available classes will be reduced. Burbank Unified plans to provide free credit recovery classes for high school students only, said Jennifer Meglemre, accountability and program improvement coordinator with the district’s instructional services office.
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By Max Zimbert | January 13, 2010
GLENDALE — Changes that would eliminate summer school altogether, or require a fee to enroll in courses, were tabled during a Glendale Unified School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. The district stands to lose $2.15 million by maintaining the same summer program offered last year, and could increase class sizes for kindergarten through third grade to offset a project $7-million deficit in 2011-12, officials said. Under some of the summer school proposals, students who want to take geometry in the summer to be eligible for Algebra II in the fall, or students who take biology to advance to the next science level would be required to pay a fee. The fees proposal could also extend to students who need credit to graduate and require remediation courses.
NEWS
July 23, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- By the looks of some of the district's busy high school campuses, one might never guess it was summertime. That's because summer school enrollment has swelled this year -- bringing some campuses close to regular school year enrollment levels. "This place looks like it's the middle of November," Jerry Watson, assistant principal of Glendale High, said of the busy campus. This summer there are 6,363 high school students enrolled in summer school, compared to 5,950 students in 2000.
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By Max Zimbert | March 4, 2010
GLENDALE — Students will have to pay $375 if they choose to take two semesters’ worth of classes during summer school, according to a cost-saving plan school board members unanimously approved Tuesday. The Glendale Unified School District plan comes without any guarantee of financial aid or scholarships for students who want to advance through a subject or who want to fulfill a graduation requirement. Students who want to take one semester’s worth of course work, such as health, would pay $190.
NEWS
May 16, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Liz Hannah is looking forward to a productive, but fun, summer. Hannah, a Verdugo Woodlands kindergarten teacher, plans to teach drama and math this summer for an elementary enrichment summer school being administered by Glendale Community College and staffed by Glendale Unified School District teachers. "I think it's a wonderful opportunity for kids and for teachers," Hannah said. "Students will be doing some very fun but academically rich things.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 21, 2013
Success on the high school swimming scene came quicker than expected for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose. An impressive freshman season highlighted by a runner-up finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2012 CIF Southern Section Division I finals certainly raised the stakes for Vose diving into her sophomore season. Vose, a La Crescenta resident, responded by not losing a single race leading into CIF in 2013. She certainly raised the stakes even further when she posted the best times in the Division I prelims in the both the breaststroke and 200 individual medley.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 14, 2012
Glendale Unified is partnering with several local civic organizations to provide free lunches to children who may not know where their midday meals will come from during the summer months. Keeping children fed is important in making sure students remain healthy throughout the summer so they are prepared for the next school year, organizers said. “The lack of nutrition during the summer months could lead to a more challenging school year the next year,” said Jennifer Chin, director of food service with Glendale Unified.
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By Fran Tunno | July 15, 2011
Hoover High School Summer school at Hoover is in full swing. The first semester is complete and second semester is underway. After a brief August break, the 2011-2012 school year begins Monday, Aug. 29. Program Distribution for all students will be Monday, Aug. 22 through Wednesday, Aug. 24. Program Distribution information is available on the Hoover website, by grade, at hooverhs.org. There is also a reminder that all students entering grades 7 through 12 will be required to show proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school in the Fall of 2011.
NEWS
June 24, 2011
It really is not too soon to begin planning for the start of the upcoming school year by marking Monday, Aug. 29 on calendars as the first day of classes. Glendale Unified School District has a three-year calendar available for viewing at its website, www.gusd.net, in order to provide parents, families, community and staff the ability to plan vacations and other events around school schedules. But despite the first day looming early this year, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the summer months with some suggestions from Wilson Middle School Principal Richard Lucas.
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Jo Ann Stupakis | June 19, 2011
Seniors at Crescenta Valley High School graduated Thursday, and many of them spent the rest of the evening and into the wee hours of the morning celebrating at Grad Night at Magic Mountain. The seniors participated in many end-of-year activities, which were planned by class officers, Hannah Park, president; Geena Wheeler, vice president; Jordan Eberhart, secretary; Irene Park, treasurer; and Celeste Lau-Chwierut, class advisor. A big thank you goes to these individuals for their hard work and dedication to making senior year memorable.
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By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 17, 2011
Summer break provides a respite from coursework and testing, but for some school-age children it can also mean more than two months without a nutritious meal. During the recent school year, Burbank and Glendale schools provided free and reduced-price meals to 5,065 students and 12,000 students, respectively — or 33% and 46% of total enrollment at each of the districts. Federal programs allow districts to continue nutritional support during summer school. But for the second consecutive year, Glendale and Burbank schools are enrolling significantly fewer students during the summer session, a result of state budget cuts, officials say. City-specific data on the drop-off rates during summer break were not available, but school officials acknowledged that food instability for their low-income families is a concern come June.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 23, 2011
Glendale Community College officials last week may have been able to extract deep pay concessions from instructors in order to preserve a scaled-back summer session, but some faculty union members reacted to the outcome with indignation, with one calling the process a “big sham.” The college Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously ratified an agreement with faculty members that cut pay by 40% to salvage the summer school session. The deal also included an agreement to credit the $500,000 saved by the pay cut toward any budget reductions to be absorbed by adjunct instructors next fiscal year.
NEWS
May 20, 2011
The Glendale Community College trustees on Friday voted unanimously to ratify an agreement that will enable the campus to offer 200 classes during the six-week summer session. Summer school starts on June 20, with early registration kicking off Monday. College officials and faculty union representatives negotiated on and off for weeks in an effort to maximize the number of summer school classes offered despite multimillion-dollar budget cuts. Without faculty concessions, the school would have offered no more than 100 summer school classes, officials said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 18, 2011
Glendale Community College officials announced Wednesday that they had reached a modified deal with the faculty union that would set the number of classes to be offered during the summer session at 200 — a 70-class reduction as compared to last year but double what might otherwise have been available. The deal, struck during emergency negotiations this week, includes previously agreed upon faculty salary concessions of 40%, saving the college about $500,000 — which would be credited toward any pay reductions that may have to be borne by adjunct instructors next fiscal year, officials said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 17, 2011
The number of Glendale Community College summer school classes to be offered, and the salaries paid to the faculty who teach them, was thrown into doubt this week after the Board of Trustees put off voting on an agreement. College officials and faculty union representatives Tuesday initiated emergency negotiations to rework the provisions of the deal struck on April 22 that would allow them to proceed with summer school, despite a projected budget reduction of $6.7 million to $10.7 million in the coming fiscal year.
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