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Newhall School District Says Goodbye To Administrator

Newhall School District administrator Candace Fleece, left, recently retired

Newhall School District Board officials recently recognized retiring administrator Candace Fleece, a teacher and administrator in the Newhall School District for 23 years. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. “She left a deep footprint in this district,” said Jeff Pelzel, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services.  Fleece started out as substitute teacher at Meadows ...

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Castaic Teacher Recovering From Illness To Get Help From Co-Workers

Castaic Teacher Recovering From Illness To Get Help From Co-Workers

A Castaic Middle School teacher is receiving a lesson in paying it forward while recovering from a kidney transplant, grateful for the support of family members, and his “second family,” he said Thursday. The latter is how Ro Osano, 54, identifies with his co-workers at the Castaic Union School District. Osano also loves his job teaching in the 2,565-student, kindergarten-to-eighth-grade school district, clearly, and since he was diagnosed with kidney failure about two and a half years ago, both families have really come through for him, he said.

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Santa Clarita Valley Superintendent Reacts To Teacher Tenure Decision

Santa Clarita Valley Superintendent Reacts To Teacher Tenure Decision

A Santa Clarita Valley superintendent praised a “historic” decision in the Vergara v. California trial regarding teacher tenure, which struck down portions of the state’s Education Code deemed unconstitutional. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The plaintiffs proved three main points, according to a news release about the Los Angeles Superior ...

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Free Santa Clarita Parents Group For IEP, 504 Plan Students

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.

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