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SCV Officials Offer Info About Special Education Resources

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. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “SELPA is a support system for neighboring districts to provide special education services,” said Tracy Peyton-Perry, director of ...

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County Puts 2 More Charter School Approvals By AADUSD On Hold

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.

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School Administrators, Teachers Union Split On Budget Reserve Bill

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.

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Voting Rights Expert Looks At Conditions For A CVRA Violation

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. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “If you can prove that the ...

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