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    SCV Officials Offer Info About Special Education Resources

    Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area, or SELPA, officials are encouraging parents with children who may have special needs to contact their local school district office.

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    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.

    SCV Education Foundation To Award Student Enrichment Grants

    The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation will award 14 Student Enrichment Awards on Thursday, to teachers from across the valley's school districts. The grants will be used to purchase educational tools.

    State Funds Local School Districts To Implement Common Core Standards

    Three years after the state Department of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards, school districts are receiving $622 million to begin implementing the standards. CCSS are designed to create a deeper learning and critical thinking experience.

    Voting Rights Expert Looks At Conditions For A CVRA Violation

    A voting rights expert who is been involved as an expert witness in dozens of lawsuits of the California Voting Rights Act said such cases usually come down to two things and there are few remedies outside of districting.

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    Legislation Could Take Aim At California Voting Rights Act

    Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, said there's legislation in the works that could take aim at the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit

    Voting Rights Lawsuits Against School Districts Could Cost Millions

    Lawsuits facing two local school districts and the city of Santa Clarita over alleged violations of the California Voting Rights Act could cost local taxpayers millions of dollars

    Report Cites 'Some Vulnerability' To Voting Rights Act Lawsuit

    A demographer's report cites a potential "vulnerability" for Santa Clarita Valley school districts

    Charter School Law Leaves SCV Districts In Limbo

    Santa Clarita Valley educators cite problem with Einstein Academy's recent charter school petition and state law