60 years ago

Liberty faculty turnover small this year: Stability is being restored on the Liberty Union High School faculty, after the heavy turnover of war years, it was revealed this week when B.J. Callaghan, superintendent, reported that there would probably be only two replacements needed for this year's staff, wood shop and metal shop instructors. At the same time, he has the task of finding three more teachers in addition to replacements to take care of the steadily growing student enrollment.

Of special interest to those following Liberty athletics was announced that Lou Bronzan, who coached football and baseball, has signed a contract to return. He is being made director of athletics, and will have general supervision of all sports, although confining his coaching to football and baseball.

25 years ago

Noted educator to speak to Antioch school's staff: George J. McKenna III, a black educator who transformed an inner-city high school characterized by violence and low achievement into one with an attendance waiting list, will be the keynote speaker at the district's staff development day.

McKenna was the subject of an award-winning CBS television movie "The George McKenna Story" broadcast in 1986.

All Antioch Unified School District employees -- about 1,200 -- will attend the daylong development day at Antioch High School.

The theme is "We Are the World": A Multicultural Experience." The event is being sponsored by the Special Education Department.

A wide variety of education-related topics will be discussed in small group workshops. Following curriculum displays, Superintendent Alan Newell, high school Principal Jerald Kramer and Special Education Supervisor Carol Lee will give opening addresses.

According to a news release, McKenna is a strong advocate of building stable communications from within.

-- Brentwood News and Daily Ledger news files