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Tag: "Ted Doughty"

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Denuding Slope Part of a Bigger Plan

Denuding Slope Part of a Bigger Plan

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Clearing landscaping along the southwest corner of the Laguna Beach High School field last week was intended to push ahead a plan to re-landscape the area, a school official said this week. Although there is no new landscape plan in hand, preliminary renderings from Valley Crest Landscape Company of […]

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Schools’ Facilities Director Retires

Schools’ Facilities Director Retires

Ted Doughty, director of facilities for Laguna Beach schools for the past two years, will retire, effective June 30, the district announced Monday. Doughty’s retirement reflects continuing turnover among the district’s top ranks, which have included recent departures by the assistant superintendent and  directors of technology and human resources. Doughty has worked for 40 years […]

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Price Spikes for Tennis Court Repairs

Price Spikes for Tennis Court Repairs

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Unexpected costs to replace a wheelchair ramp will hike the estimated price to renovate the high school tennis courts to $1.8 million with another $35,100 approved by a disgruntled school district board Tuesday. The latest expense adds to project costs that have hugely escalated from the original $620,000 estimate […]

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Homeruns Foul Out with Neighbors

Homeruns Foul Out with Neighbors

As Stephen Crawford fetched something from the trunk of his car, a soaring baseball flew over the high school’s athletic field fence, heading straight for his house on St. Ann’s Drive and missing him by less than a yard before bouncing up his driveway. The high school baseball team on Monday, Jan. 27, was in […]

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School District Plans for Disasters

School District Plans for Disasters

As the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Laguna Beach fire approaches, it serves as a reminder that fire season is here, although student safety remains a top priority throughout the year, the school district announced in a statement. “The safety of children is our first priority,” said Superintendent Sherine Smith, adding that district safety coordinator, […]

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Schools Prepare for Opening Day

Schools Prepare for Opening Day

While students anticipate the leisure days of summer in June, the school district’s facilities department gears up for its busiest time. When students return next week, their handiwork will be in evidence, said the district’s construction director Ted Doughty, Jr. These include water-saving irrigation repairs and improvements at all four school sites, athletic field improvements […]

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New Café Adds Grab and Go Lunches at Thurston

New Café Adds Grab and Go Lunches at Thurston

To encourage not only eating better food but eating in general, the new Wave Rider Café next to Thurston Middle School’s lunch lines will offer students grab-and-go selections for quick access to healthier foods. The school board unanimously approved spending $113,130 Tuesday to install the café next to the school’s kitchen and outside lunch windows […]

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Software Helps Schools Consume Less Power

Software Helps Schools Consume Less Power

Nearly 1,400 computers and laptops are currently in use throughout Laguna’s public schools, about twice as many machines plugged in than in 2005, says Chief Technology Officer Victor Guthrie. Since the technological inventory is expected to continue to climb, the district is working on ways to contain its power consumption, Guthrie said. One way is […]

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Schools Hire New Facilities Director

Schools Hire New Facilities Director

Ted Doughty, Jr. recently joined the Laguna Beach school district as the new director of facilities, grounds and construction. He previously worked for a San Diego district. His work experience includes general construction, school maintenance, operations and facilities. Doughty studied operations management and public administration. Doughty’s parents are educators as is his wife, a director […]