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Castaic voters to see bond on ballot

Castaic voters in November will see a bond measure on their ballots that would, if passed, provide Castaic Union School District with a $51 million infusion of cash.

August 09, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Veteran and activist Harry Gratz, 94, dies Monday night

Harry Gratz, a World War II veteran and longtime Santa Clarita Valley activist, died of natural causes in his sleep Monday. He was 94.

August 09, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall School District approves plan for Measure E

Newhall School District officials have unanimously approved a spending plan for the first $20 million of voter-approved, $60 million Measure E.

August 08, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shortage tightens senior meals

By Perry Smith

August 07, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


School district to plan bond spending

Officials are set to discuss the first checks to be cut with the $60 million Measure E bond at the Newhall School District meeting Tuesday.

August 06, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire captain moving to lead battalion

After three "tours" in downtown Los Angeles, Capt. Mark Savage of Valencia is heading back to operations for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, officials announced recently.

August 06, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group keeps mothers close, but kids closer

"Gentle discipline" is the order of the day. There isn't very much yelling, and the judgments are kept to a minimum.

August 06, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Drug free program begins

The new Santa Clarita Valley-wide drug-prevention partnership between the city, Sheriff's Department and schools kicks off this week.

August 05, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials plan conference on drug prevention

City, law enforcement and school officials will be kicking off their new drug-prevention partnership, with a news conference Aug. 10.

August 03, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CARE Learning Academy to open new school

Seeking to offer a more flexible schedule for home-schoolers and parents, CARE Learning Academy is opening a new private school in the Santa Clarita Valley starting Sept. 4, school officials say.

August 03, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three-man crew operates 95,000-pound dozer to fight blazes

Some people can't handle the heat, and others thrive in it.

August 03, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


National Night Out celebrated Saturday in the SCV

Hoping to "send a message to the bad guys," Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials are joining other first-responders, city officials and others Saturday for the Santa Clarita Valley's observance of the 29th annual National Night Out.

August 02, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district expects administrator exodus soon

With 43 percent of administrators at retirement age and many others approaching it, Hart district leaders are scrambling to deal with an anticipated mass retirement in the future.

August 02, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cheating puts school policies to test

Sometimes, crib sheets make their way from knee-high socks onto desks. Illicit iPhone photos can instantly pass answers among students.

July 31, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District plans to open Emblem Elementary next year

Emblem Elementary School is on track to be completed by the end of this year within its original budget, a Saugus Union School District official said, adding that plans call for it to reopen for the 2013-14 school year.

July 30, 2012 | By Perry Smith Signal Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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