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Education news in the Santa Clarita Valley

Santa Clarita education coverage of all the school districts including William S. Hart School district, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, Sulphur Springs School District, Castaic Union School District, and College of the Canyons. 

    Placerita Eighth Grader Honored Nationally As One Of Brightest Students

    An eighth grader from Placerita Junior High School was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a regional awards ceremony.

    COC Foundation To Host Golf Tournament For Student Scholarships

    College of the Canyons Foundation officials will be hosting the 24th Annual Golf Tournament in August for local golfers to 'Swing for Scholarships'.

    Assembly Education Committee Approves Santa Clarita Valley Charter School Bill

    Santa Clarita Valley officials addressing what Senate Bill 1263 supporters call a “loophole” in charter school law garnered a victory Wednesday with in the bill’s passage in the Assembly Education Committee. Opponents of the bill called it an unnecessary statewide reaction to “a neighborhood brawl” in the Santa Clarita Valley during a committee hearing in Sacramento this week. The bill authored by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, is a response to Santa Clarita Valley superintendents seeking to stop the alleged “shopping” of charter school petitions to the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District’s governing board.

    Education Department Offers Site On School District Funding

    State officials released a website allowing California residents to find out how the state's dollars are making their way into their classroom

    College Of The Canyons Announces New Summer Session

    College of the Canyons officials have announced the addition of a new five-week summer session beginning on July 14 to ensure that all students and members of the community are able to enroll in the courses needed for graduation, transferring or pursuing career goals.

    County Puts 2 More Charter School Approvals By AADUSD On Hold

    Los Angeles County education officials put two more charter school approvals from the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District on hold recently, in light of continued concerns about the district’s finances. A letter sent June 12 to school board President Mark Distaso was the second in a month, which sought to hold off on additional charter school petition approvals until the district’s budget and planned approvals can be reviewed by a Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team. “As with our stay of five board actions taken on May 22, 2014, and communicated to you in a letter dated May 30, 2014, (attached), we believe there is a high probability that these Board actions may be inconsistent with the fiscal recovery of the district,” the letter states.

    School Administrators, Teachers Union Split On Budget Reserve Bill

    Santa Clarita Valley school district officials said Friday lawmakers were attaching an “irresponsible” bill to California's proposed budget by suggesting districts have a limit on their financial reserves. Proponents of the bill say it’s needed to make sure Proposition 30 funds are directed into the classroom. Administrators say the state is usurping local control. The state’s Legislature is expected to vote Sunday, the constitutional deadline to pass a budget.

    COC Board Agrees To Settlement In Voting Rights Act Lawsuit

    College of the Canyons governing board agreed Wednesday to terms for the settlement of a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, according to a report out of closed session. 

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    The terms of the deal were filed Tuesday confidentially at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, according to a court official.

    College Of The Canyons Faculty Rejects Contract Offer From COC Officials

    College of the Canyons faculty members are seeking a better offer from COC officials, citing a better financial situation, administrator pay and a 7-year span since their last pay increase

    County Education Officials Put Acton-Agua Dulce Charter Plans On Hold

    A county education official recently ordered the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District to hold off on the approval of five new charter schools by its governing board, citing concerns about the district's finances