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Saugus Union School District Student Safety, Construction To Be Discussed With Community

Saugus Union School District student safety and construction are to be discussed with the community in February, officials said. Tuesday night, the governing board for the Saugus Union School District reviewed its enrollment needs for each of its schools and approved schools that are now open or closed to transfers, according to District Superintendent Colleen Hawkins. “During that discussion, the ...

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Hart District Superintendent Vicki Engbrecht To Retire Three Months Early

Meet Hart District's Vicki Engbrecht, A Santa Clarita Superintendent

William S. Hart Union High School District Superintendent Vicki Engbrecht is set to retire in March, which is three months earlier than originally expected, officials said Thursday. Engbrecht’s retirement was originally set to take effect on June 30, 2020. However, the new date for her retirement is set for March 1, according to officials. She is set to volunteer her ...

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College Of The Canyons Now Accepting Applications For ‘Canyons Promise’

The College of the Canyons “Canyons Promise” program is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year, officials said Tuesday. The Canyons Program, which was originally launched during the Fall 2017 semester, provides increased opportunities for new full-time college students to achieve their educational goals by waiving tuition and fees during their first year of study, according to COC officials. ...

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College Of The Canyons Offering Human Trafficking Prevention Training Courses

College of the Canyons is set to offer free human trafficking prevention training courses that aim to help students “develop a baseline understanding of commercial sexual exploitation.” In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, College of the Canyons is set to offer two free courses in human trafficking prevention.  Divided into two parts, the courses are set to teach students ...

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COC Model United Nations Ranked No. 28 In North America

College of the Canyons Model UN

College of the Canyons Model United Nations (COCMUN) was ranked No. 28 in North America this week — the highest listed community college, according to a report. Best Delegate, the leading Model United Nations site, recently released the fall 2019 rankings for North America, with College of the Canyons ranked highest in the program’s history. “This recognition is just a ...

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Hart District Urges Residents To Participate In 2020 Census For Education Funding 

The William S. Hart Union High School District is urging Santa Clarita residents to participate in the 2020 Census in March to ensure schools receive sufficient funding for their students, officials said Thursday.  The State of California has created a schools-based outreach tool called “Count Me In” to help students in Kindergarten through the 12th grade learn about the importance ...

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COC Uniquely Abled Academy Seeks Applicants With High-Functioning Autism For Job Readiness Training

The Uniquely Abled Academy at College of the Canyons is seeking new applicants with high-functioning autism for job readiness and vocations training, officials said.   The Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA) is a collaboration between the Santa Clarita community and local businesses, training those with high-functioning autism for work preparedness, according to organizers. “We want to help those struggling with getting ...

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SCVi Charter School In Santa Clarita Is Only International Baccalaureate School In Valley

SCVi/iLead Charter School in Santa Clarita

SCVi/iLEAD is the only International Baccalaureate (IB) school in the valley, and two alumni from the tuition-free charter school in Santa Clarita are sharing their views on the IB program. Matt Watson, host of SCVi/iLEAD’s “Eye on the Valley” on KHTS Radio, was joined by Julia Barragan and Samantha Raskin during the latest show to discuss their biggest program takeaways.  ...

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Two Saugus Union District Elementary Schools Named California Distinguished Schools

The California Department of Education named Rio Vista Elementary and West Creek Academy in the Saugus Union School District as 2020 California Distinguished schools on Wednesday. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Wednesday that 323 elementary schools throughout the state were being honored by the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award Program. “While we are all striving for excellence ...

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COC Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook To Receive Chamber 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook is set to receive the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce next year, officials said Thursday. Van Hook is set to receive the award at the chamber’s 97th Annual Awards & Installation Gala on Jan. 24, 2020, according to officials. The SCV Chamber’s Lifetime ...

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