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By Candice Baker | April 20, 2007
Laguna Beach may soon have a new superintendent of schools. The Laguna Beach Unified Board of Education has selected Robert Fraisse of Newbury Park as the single finalist in its search for a new district superintendent. Pending any last-minute discoveries, the board expects to confirm Fraisse at its Tuesday board meeting, board President Betsy Jenkins said. Fraisse, a veteran superintendent and educational leadership professor, would begin his new role this summer, as current Supt.
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By Ashley Breeding | June 11, 2010
The guard is changing at the Laguna Beach Unified School District, which announced last week that Sherine Smith will be the new superintendent effective July 1. Smith, who received unanimous approval from the Board of Education, served as assistant superintendent of Fullerton Joint Union High School District for the past year. She succeeds Robert Fraisse, who is retiring after three years of service. The incoming superintendent describes education as her career, and is enthusiastic about her new position.
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April 27, 2007
The following is from the April 24 meeting of the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education. New superintendent appointed Robert Fraisse was officially approved as the new district superintendent. Fraisse will begin his tenure in July, after current Superintendent Theresa Daem steps down. Daem recognized for district leadership Daem was recognized for being a finalist in the 2007 Innovation in Education Awards, held by Project Tomorrow.
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By Jonathan Oyama | March 5, 2010
Parents and teachers got a chance Monday to help determine the type of person who will be the next superintendent for Laguna Beach Unified School District. Three members of the Cosca Group, consultants for the district in the search, met with a small eight-person audience at Laguna Beach High School. The participants outlined the qualities they wanted in a candidate to replace Supt. Robert Fraisse, who is retiring at the end of the school year after three years with the district.
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By Cindy Frazier | September 15, 2009
All Laguna Beach school district students will hear President Barak Obama’s “back to school” speech to U.S. students this week, Supt. Robert Fraisse said Tuesday. Students didn’t hear the message in school when it was broadcast on Sept. 8. Fraisse’s decision not to arrange for the message to be broadcast to schools on the first day of school was prompted by threats of some parents to keep their children home on that day, and also due to practical considerations, he said.
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By Candice Baker | May 23, 2008
Top of the World Elementary School students and staff celebrated Monday morning with a special ceremony in which they raised their newest flag, honoring their selection as a California Distinguished School. The school was selected to be one of 370 campuses out of 5,700 across the state to be honored for its academics and focus on the whole child. El Morro Elementary, Laguna Beach’s other public elementary school, is holding its own Distinguished School celebration this morning “This is a very special day, and we’re here for a very special reason,” Principal Ron La Motte told students.
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By Cindy Fraizer | September 12, 2008
Patty Beaver became the first recipient of the Laguna Beach Unified School District?s ?Spirit of LBUSD? award during a recent ?welcome back? breakfast for district staff returning to work after the summer break. Beaver, who is human resources coordinator for the district, got a standing ovation when the award was announced in a surprise ceremony. ?There is no question that Patty Beaver?s quality of service to the students and staff makes her the perfect recipient of this award,?
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January 13, 2011
Another year has rolled in and out, and with it a wave of many new achievements and proud moments for Laguna's schools. In 2010, the district welcomed a new superintendent, honored some of its top faculty and staff and took fundraising to a whole new level. Here are some of the most memorable moments: The Laguna Beach Unified School District welcomed a new superintendent in July. Sherine Smith, who formerly served as assistant supt. of Fullerton Joint Union High School District, succeeded Robert Fraisse, who retired after three years of service.
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July 1, 2010
The following is from the June 22 meeting of the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education. Helping students to succeed Assistant Supt. of Instructional Services Nancy Hubbell announced that the Collaborative Academic Support Team program is yielding positive results at both Top of the World and El Morro elementary schools. Elementary school principals Chris Duddy and Ron LaMotte presented the board with a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate the learning benefits and advancement of students with the CAST system, which includes universal screening three times a year and helps identify struggling students.
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By Ashley Breeding | June 11, 2010
The guard is changing at the Laguna Beach Unified School District, which announced last week that Sherine Smith will be the new superintendent effective July 1. Smith, who received unanimous approval from the Board of Education, served as assistant superintendent of Fullerton Joint Union High School District for the past year. She succeeds Robert Fraisse, who is retiring after three years of service. The incoming superintendent describes education as her career, and is enthusiastic about her new position.
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By Jonathan Oyama | March 5, 2010
Parents and teachers got a chance Monday to help determine the type of person who will be the next superintendent for Laguna Beach Unified School District. Three members of the Cosca Group, consultants for the district in the search, met with a small eight-person audience at Laguna Beach High School. The participants outlined the qualities they wanted in a candidate to replace Supt. Robert Fraisse, who is retiring at the end of the school year after three years with the district.
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By Ashley Breeding | January 14, 2010
Laguna Beach Unified School District Supt. Robert Fraisse announced earlier this week that he will retire at the end of the 2009-10 school year, ending a 37-year career in academia in California, the last three of which he served in Laguna Beach. “It has been an honor to be part of the legacy of this community’s culture of continuous improvement and to work with our teachers, staff, parents, administrators and school board members in an effort to add value to this great school system,” Fraisse said.
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By Cindy Frazier | September 18, 2009
Almost all Laguna Beach school district students were expected to hear President Barack Obama?s ?back to school? speech to U.S. students by today, Supt. Robert Fraisse said. Students didn?t hear the message in school when it was broadcast Sept. 8. Principals at all four schools have confirmed to the superintendent that the speech will be delivered in lessons at all grade levels by today, he added. Parents were given the ability to ?opt out? their children from hearing the speech, but so far only one student had been opted out by a parent, Fraisse said Thursday.
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By Cindy Frazier | September 15, 2009
All Laguna Beach school district students will hear President Barak Obama’s “back to school” speech to U.S. students this week, Supt. Robert Fraisse said Tuesday. Students didn’t hear the message in school when it was broadcast on Sept. 8. Fraisse’s decision not to arrange for the message to be broadcast to schools on the first day of school was prompted by threats of some parents to keep their children home on that day, and also due to practical considerations, he said.
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