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Santa Clarita Library Releases A New Kids’ Space Website

Santa Clarita Library Releases A New Kids' Space Website

A new Kids’ Space website, Kids.SantaClaritaLibrary.com, was launched by the Santa Clarita Public Library. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The new site is a fun environment created to meet the needs of students, teachers and parents, according to a city of Santa Clarita news release. This learning-inspired resource provides current ...

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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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Improved Budgets Help Santa Clarita Valley Schools Keep More Teachers

Improved Budgets Help Santa Clarita Valley Schools Keep More Teachers

For the most part, Santa Clarita Valley school districts are sending out fewer notices than in previous years, due in part to better budget projections; although at least one district notes officials aren’t quite out of the woods. School districts must send out preliminary layoff notices by March 15, according to state law, and officials must make the notification to lay off workers by May 15. Saugus Union School District staffers were most affected by the layoff notices. Castaic Union is cutting two position due to reduced enrollments, while the William S. Hart Union High School District, Newhall and Sulphur Springs school districts are retaining all of their full-time teachers. “I know that in the news, reports might indicate that with Proposition 30 taxes, education has been completely made whole, and that just isn’t the case,” said Marc Winger, Newhall School District superintendent. “But we’re not where we were in previous years -- we’re out of the downward spiral we were in.”

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Halloween Flash Mob Spooks Students At Sierra Vista Junior High

Halloween Flash Mob Spooks Students At Sierra Vista Junior High

Teachers at Sierra Vista Junior High School in Canyon Country surprised their students by dressing in full zombie costumes on Halloween and performing a flash mob dance in the quad during the afternoon. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. After the students participated in their Halloween costume contest, the teachers broke ...

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