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Saugus Union School District Releases Candidate List For Empty Seat

Saugus Union School District Releases Candidate List For Empty Seat

Saugus Union School District officials have a list of 16 candidates for a vacancy on their governing board, officials said Wednesday. Saugus Union School District officials will be making their decision Friday after interviewing all the candidates who submitted valid applications. “The board is looking forward to welcoming a new board member who will provide community leadership and advocacy on behalf of our 10,000 students in our 15 award-winning schools,” stated Paul De la Cerda, SUSD board president, in a news release.

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Judge Finds For Saugus Union In Effort To Oust Stephen Winkler

Judge Finds For Saugus Union In Effort To Oust Stephen Winkler

Stephen Winkler is no longer on the Saugus Union School District governing board, according to a default judgment issued Monday in Los Angeles. Saugus Union School District officials have sought to remove Winkler for more than a year, after his seat was vacated with a 4-1 vote last June. “(Winkler), having been regularly served with process and having failed to appear and answer the verified complaint in quo warranto filed herein... it is ordered, ajudged and decreed... the defendant has usurped, intruded into, and unlawfully held and exercised the office of trustee.”

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While Saugus Union Awaits Lawsuit, Stephen Winkler Remains Absent

While Saugus Union Awaits Lawsuit, Stephen Winkler Remains Absent

Saugus Union School District board members are hoping a lawsuit working its way through court will help them legally oust Stephen Winkler, however he might have abandoned his school board seat already, according to the board’s bylaws. SUSD officials filed a quo warranto lawsuit seeking to remove board member Winkler from office Feb. 25; last week, he indicated plans to fight the suit. SUSD board members voted 4-1 on June 18 to vacate Winkler’s seat, after district officials claimed a private investigator they hired gave proof Winkler violated the law by maintaining a residence outside SUSD boundaries.

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UPDATE: Saugus School Board Candidates Discuss Winkler, Question Each Other At Forum

UPDATE: Saugus School Board Candidates Discuss Winkler, Question Each Other At Forum

Four of the five candidates running for a spot on the Saugus Union School District board met at SCVTV studios in Newhall, where local journalists asked the candidates questions on a variety of topics, including the board’s decision to remove Stephen Winkler from office. But what the candidates did not know was that they would be asking each other questions as well.

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