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    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

    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.

    Hart District Announces Intent To Look At District-Based Elections

    Hart district officials announced their intent to look at district-based elections for the junior high and high school district's governing board Wednesday.


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    Mormon Helping Hands Day Of Service To Support Santa Clarita Schools

    More than 80,000 volunteers are expected to extend a helping hand to support West Coast communities on Saturday.


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    Free Santa Clarita Parents Group For IEP, 504 Plan Students

    A Santa Clarita Valley mother and education advocate is looking to unite parents seeking help with their children’s educational plan with an online community, she said in an interview with KHTS AM-1220.Hadassah Lynn Foster, of Newhall, started a group on meetup.com called “The SCV IEP & 504 Plan Improvement Project: Making It Work!” The first meeting is April 29. “I think there is a national groundswell, I think it’s just starting, to really push to help parents to develop communities around these topics,” said Foster. Foster, a Newhall resident, has experience as a parent with IEPs, or Individualized Educational Program, through Santa Clarita Valley school districts, and through her business, H and H Associates, which helps parents address concerns about their student’s education.

    Saugus Union Officials In Holding Pattern With Winkler

    Saugus Unfaion School District officials have not yet filed quo warranto proceedings against Stephen Winkler, whose seat on the governing board was vacated July 1

    Acton Agua Dulce School Board OKs K-6 For Einstein Academy In The SCV

    Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District board members voted 3-2 to approve a K-6 charter in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday

    Knight Bill Would Require Consent For Kids Under 16 To Leave School

    SCV NEWS

    State Senator Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, recently introduced legislation that he believes would provide security to parents when they drop their children off at school each morning.