Monday, June 15, 2009

Board of Ed Extends Landon’s Contract to 2012

Elliott Landon : Praised for leadership. Dave Matlow/WN file photo The Westport Board of Education has decided to extend Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon’s contract until 2012, board Chair Don O’Day announced tonight. O’Day made the announcement during a board ceremony honoring retiring teachers. Landon, 69, joined the Westport school system in 1999, succeeding Paul Kellerher. His current contact runs until 2010. Current and former board members and PTA presidents praised Continue reading ...

Confused yet? State grad requirements in flux

If you have middle school or high school student in your family, chances are you're at least a little confused about what is required to earn a high school diploma in the state of Washington.

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Richard K. Overton dies at 81; convicted of fatally poisoning his wife

He was the center of a publicized Orange County murder trial after the death of his wife, a popular and outgoing school board member in the Capistrano Unified School District.

Richard K. Overton, the subject of one of Orange County's most riveting trials who was convicted of murdering his wife, a popular school board member, by slipping her poisons in 1988, has died, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has confirmed. He was 81.

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