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Newhall School District

    Newhall School Superintendent Marc Winger Announces Retirement Plans

    Longtime Newhall School District Superintendent Marc Winger announced Friday his plan to retire in February, according to school district officials. Marc Winger told administrators, teachers and staff of his plans today in meetings, Winger said, of his plans to wrap up a 41-year career in education. Winger was named superintendent in 1997, it was a homecoming of sorts -- Winger was an elementary school teacher in the district for 10 years, starting in 1974.

    Newhall School District Officials To Host Literacy Fair 2014

    Officials of the Newhall School District are planning to host Literacy Fair 2014 with several activities planned for the students.

    Assembly Passes SB 1263 To Limit Charter School Approvals

    California Assembly members approved SB 1263 Tuesday, a Santa Clarita Valley bill targeting a local school district’s proliferation of charter school approvals.

    School District Officials Offer Back To School Advice

    Students of the Newhall, Saugus Union, Sulphur Springs, Castaic Union and William S. Hart Union High school districts return to school this week and district officials offered some helpful tips for parents and students who are new to the Santa Clarita Valley or its public schools.

    Marc Winger: California Needs A School Bond For Construction, Modernization

    For years California has had a model school facility program that is a partnership between the state, local school districts and developers to share funding for new school construction and classroom renovation.

    Newhall School District Looking At Moving Elections, Cumulative Voting

    Newhall School District governing board members directed Superintendent Marc Winger to “investigate the process of initiating a change to cumulative voting and even-year elections in order to address potential concerns under the California Voting Rights Act,” an official said Tuesday. The election change was approved at the governing board’s meeting in response to the district’s monitoring of recent CVRA lawsuits in the area, according to district officials. The Newhall School District will change its elections “assuming recent settlement agreements initiating the transition to cumulative voting and even year elections are held to be legally valid,” according to officials.

    Castaic School District To Look At Elections, Lawsuit, Budget Tonight

    The Castaic Union School District is looking at a pair of separate legal actions at a special board meeting Monday night, district officials said. A lawsuit against another school district and the potential for changing the election of the governing board are two items of discussion on the agenda. The meeting was called to formally approve the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan, a state-mandated spending plan the school district reviewed at a public hearing on Thursday. The district will also be adopting a general fund budget of $21.5 million.

    4 Santa Clarita Valley School Districts Sent Letters On Voting Rights Act

    Four Santa Clarita Valley school districts, Newhall, Saugus Union, Castaic Union and Hart, were sent letters warning of California Voting Rights Act violation by a law firm Saturday. The letter was sent by the law firm Shenkman & Hughes, which represented two plaintiffs in three other similar Santa Clarita Valley lawsuits. The letters come days after the Santa Clarita Community College District disclosed the costliest Santa Clarita Valley settlement terms yet in three lawsuits over similar allegations.

    Music Makers PTA To Give $35,000 To Newhall School District

    The Music Makers PTA is preparing to give $35,000 to the Newhall School District in support of music programs.

    Newhall School District Files Lawsuit Over AADUSD Einstein Academy Approvals

    The Newhall School District filed a lawsuit Friday against the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District seeking to overturn the school district's approval of a charter school for Einstein Academy