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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. 

    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

    Charter School Bill SB 1263 Passes In Senate, Headed To Assembly

    A bill sponsored by Santa Clarita Valley educators, which would reform charter school law in the state's education code, passed a Senate floor vote

    New Principals For Rio Norte And Sierra Vista Junior High Schools Announced

    The Hart School District is happy to announce two new Junior High School Principals were selected at the regular Hart District Governing Board meeting held on May 21, 2014, to replace two principals who were promoted to high school positions, following the announcements of two high school principal retirements at the end of this school year.

    SCVi Learners Create Living History For Civil War Reenactment

    Instead of studying the Civil War in a textbook, 8th grade learners at SCVi Charter School created their own Civil War Living History at Rancho Camulos on Thursday. They staged mock battles and sold handmade souvenirs.

    Five Santa Clarita School District Superintendents Support SB 1263

    Five Santa Clarita Valley school district superintendents sent out a letter calling on legislators to support SB 1263, which would reform charter school law

    Vasquez High School Breaks Ground For Permanent Campus This Week

    The recent groundbreaking for a permanent Vasquez High School campus means more than just a few classrooms; it's everything to the students and staff, said Principal Ty Devoe. The new campus will open for classes in 2015.

    White Ribbon Campaign Kicks Off At Golden Valley To Encourage Safe Driving

    The White Ribbon Week campaign’s “drive safe” message and ribbons will be presented to students from the Golden Valley High School graduating class on May 23, event officials announced Friday.

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