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November 3, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rising enrollments and shrinking funds will be the focus of five school board elections and a bond issue in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday. Among the solutions being debated by 29 candidates are bond measures, year-round schools, leasing of school property to commercial developers and lobbying lawmakers and corporations for funds. Two seats apiece are up for election Nov.
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December 30, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building up test scores and finding space for thousands of new students headed the education agenda for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys in 2000, two issues that promise to dominate public school decisions in the coming year. On the higher education front, local colleges and universities developed plans to raise their transfer and graduation rates as campuses adjusted curricula to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
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May 6, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of two Santa Clarita Valley schools planning to grade students on portions of the controversial California Learning Assessment System test reversed its decision Thursday after concerns were raised by parents. Teachers at William S. Hart High School had planned to grade 10th-graders on essay and reading comprehension sections of the CLAS test, which students began taking this week.
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December 8, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fourth consecutive day of electricity shortages Thursday created hardships for some major users who said they can no longer comply with voluntary conservation measures. Officials at two colleges in the Santa Clarita Valley said they are refusing to shut down their lights but fear exorbitant penalties will severely affect their budgets. The colleges are among about 1,500 major customers of Southern California Edison Co.
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March 16, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Santa Clarita Valley school districts, in attempts to prevent becoming more like "places south of us" and in response to security breaches at their suburban campuses, this week will consider purchasing metal detectors and installing electronic security systems. The Saugus Union School District today will discuss soliciting electronic security systems for its elementary schools. Last month, two of the districts' 10 elementary schools were struck by vandals who caused about $11,300 in damages.
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June 18, 2000
Each year, high school students who lead their classes in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys are honored as valedictorians. A variety of criteria are used to choose the students, but basically, they are the best and brightest at their schools. Several of them share their thoughts as they embark on their journeys into adulthood. Melissa Hwang, Chatsworth School: Bishop Alemany High GPA: 4.
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November 6, 1986 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Santa Clarita Valley school administrators Wednesday attributed the defeat of six school-tax ballot propositions to a last-minute campaign by developers to defeat the measures. "The developers spent a heck of a lot of money and they beat us," said Reed Montgomery, superintendent of the Castaic Elementary School District. "They played hardball and we played softball."
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May 5, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teachers at two Santa Clarita Valley schools plan to apply part of the controversial California Learning Assessment System test toward students' English grades, but there will be no penalty for students not taking the exam. Officials at William S. Hart High School and Castaic Middle School said that a great deal of time is spent teaching students skills used during the five-day test, and that the grades will allow immediate assessment of their progress. "I think the students should have something to show for all the work they've done this week," said Alison Hunsaker, the sole eighth-grade teacher at Castaic Middle School whose students are taking the CLAS test this week.
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May 29, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fewer students graduating from Santa Clarita Valley schools are enrolling at Cal State University schools, while significantly more are opting for community colleges. Recent statistics show that enrollment at two-year colleges by graduates from the William S. Hart Union High School District has gone from 34% to more than 50% since 1986, according to Gary Wexler, the district's director of curriculum.
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December 30, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building up test scores and finding space for thousands of new students headed the education agenda for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys in 2000, two issues that promise to dominate public school decisions in the coming year. On the higher education front, local colleges and universities developed plans to raise their transfer and graduation rates as campuses adjusted curricula to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
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June 18, 2000
Each year, high school students who lead their classes in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys are honored as valedictorians. A variety of criteria are used to choose the students, but basically, they are the best and brightest at their schools. Several of them share their thoughts as they embark on their journeys into adulthood. Melissa Hwang, Chatsworth School: Bishop Alemany High GPA: 4.
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August 31, 1999 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Job prospects for teachers are red hot in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, thanks to a continuing teacher shortage, school officials said. Elementary and high schools, particularly those with fast-growing enrollments in the northeast San Fernando Valley, are scrambling to hire qualified teachers for the new school year--now just days away. And even some year-round institutions, which normally would have had teaching staffs in place months ago, are still filling slots.
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April 25, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In September 1872, Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant was in the fourth year of his presidency, California had been a state for 22 years and outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez was hiding out near Escondido Canyon in an unusual rock formation that would eventually bear his name. A few miles down the road from those rocks, two pioneer families were laying the foundation for the Santa Clarita Valley's first school.
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December 29, 1995 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys will continue to wrestle with the consequences of rapid growth, with election-year debates expected to exacerbate controversies over expanding landfills, deteriorating schools and overburdened highways. Congressional primaries, state legislative races and city council elections will provide the local backdrop to the national political contests.
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May 29, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fewer students graduating from Santa Clarita Valley schools are enrolling at Cal State University schools, while significantly more are opting for community colleges. Recent statistics show that enrollment at two-year colleges by graduates from the William S. Hart Union High School District has gone from 34% to more than 50% since 1986, according to Gary Wexler, the district's director of curriculum.
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March 3, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even after intense lobbying from the American Red Cross, the Antelope Valley Union High School District voted Wednesday to continue a ban on blood drives at area high schools. Red Cross officials warned that blood supplies in the area were getting low, but board members, who voted 3 to 2 to keep the ban, said they feared the district could be held liable for any injuries sustained during blood drives on campuses.
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December 29, 1995 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys will continue to wrestle with the consequences of rapid growth, with election-year debates expected to exacerbate controversies over expanding landfills, deteriorating schools and overburdened highways. Congressional primaries, state legislative races and city council elections will provide the local backdrop to the national political contests.
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March 9, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER and PHIL SNEIDERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Results of the California Learning Assessment System tests, given for the first time in May, showed that Santa Clarita Valley students generally scored above state and county averages, while Antelope Valley scores hovered closer to the averages. School administrators in the north county, where many residents moved to get a better education for their children, spent Tuesday reviewing test scores to determine where teachers need to beef up instruction.
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February 10, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An experimental student-uniform program at a new junior high school has been extended indefinitely due to overwhelming parent and teacher support, but those trying to bring uniforms to an older school are finding it tougher to change tradition. La Mesa Junior High School, the new school, became the first school in Santa Clarita to enact a permanent uniform policy when the William S. Hart Union High School District board voted unanimously at its Wednesday night meeting to extend a pilot program.
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