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May 31, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the Saugus Union School District will consider a $48-million bond measure in Tuesday's special election that district administrators say would help build two new schools and fund improvements throughout the Santa Clarita Valley elementary school system.
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September 17, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH
Troy Bramlett, former Monterey County superintendent of schools, will become superintendent of the Saugus Union School District on Oct. 1, school board President Marilynn K. Blaylock has announced. Bramlett retired after serving as Monterey County's superintendent from 1983 to 1991. Previously, he was superintendent of the Pacific Grove Unified School District in Monterey County. After retiring, Bramlett served as an interim school superintendent in Mariposa County, Blaylock said.
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August 11, 1999 | ALECIA FOSTER
State health officials have found no evidence that exposure to high levels of arsenic and a potentially toxic mold came from portable classrooms in the Saugus Union School District, according to a report released Tuesday. The findings come after an investigation into reports that a handful of teachers and students had been exposed to and sickened by high levels of potentially toxic chemicals and mold.
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August 21, 1985
The Saugus Union School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved a new grade-reporting system for kindergartners that officials said will give parents a better idea of how their children are performing. The 5-0 vote follows last week's trustee approval of the new grading procedures for students in grades one through six. The changes come after about a year of study, prompted by parents who called for a revamping of the grading system, school Supt. James M. Foster said.
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April 14, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A Saugus Union School District trustee is in critical condition after collapsing at a board meeting Tuesday night. Betty Lund, 54, was taken by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. Specific information about her condition is not being released by the hospital. About 90 minutes into the session, Lund suddenly leaned over in her chair, said Supt. Troy Bramlett, who was at the meeting.
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March 2, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Supt. Troy Bramlett has announced that he will retire from the Saugus Union School District on Oct. 1, citing health reasons. "I'm old enough and worn out enough," joked Bramlett, 59. "I'm out of gas and leaking oil." Bramlett said that he has had diabetes for four years, and that his doctor has recommended more exercise and less tension to help battle the symptoms. "I can treat myself better if I'm retired," said Bramlett, who plans to play golf and fish once he retires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1999
Toxicologists and state health officials ripped up carpets and tore apart walls Wednesday in a Saugus portable classroom, looking for potential toxins that may have caused illnesses among several children and teachers. Officials testing Room 30 at Charles Helmers Elementary School collected numerous samples to determine the levels and types of mold present in the classroom, particularly stachybotrys, a black gelatinous mold that Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1991
The state Department of Education has fined the Saugus Union School District $8,400 for having overcrowded kindergarten classrooms, but the district is seeking a waiver. Three kindergarten classes in the 11-school district had 34 students each, in violation of the maximum class size of 33 students set by the state, said Nina Johnson, a department spokeswoman. The penalty is $2,800 per student, she said. None of the other four school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley were fined, Johnson said.
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June 29, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saugus Union School District trustees Tuesday chose a man with a decade of prior Santa Clarita Valley school experience to serve as their new superintendent. Joseph Fazio was approved to take over the $95,000-a-year post that will be vacated in September by Supt. Troy Bramlett. Fazio, now superintendent for the tiny Cardiff Elementary School District near San Diego, worked in the Santa Clarita Valley from 1966 to 1976.
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August 5, 1999 | ALECIA FOSTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Toxicologists and state health officials ripped up carpets and tore apart walls Wednesday in a Saugus portable classroom looking for potential toxins that may have caused illnesses in several children and teachers. Officials testing Room 30 at Charles Helmers Elementary School collected numerous samples to determine the levels and types of molds present in the classroom, particularly stachybotrys, a black gelatinous mold that Dr.
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July 2, 1999 | ALECIA FOSTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seeking to ease parental concerns, Saugus Union School District officials have hired two toxicologists to provide free medical testing of any student who attended classes in one of two portable schoolrooms where poor air quality has been blamed for making several children sick.
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May 7, 1999 | ALECIA FOSTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anxious parents packed the auditorium of Rio Vista Elementary School on Thursday to question health and environmental officials about the possibility of toxic chemicals in portable classrooms. Health concerns have led several Rio Vista parents to have their children screened for the chemicals phenol, arsenic and formaldehyde, even though the youngsters showed none of the symptoms found in children who were diagnosed by doctors as being sick from chemical exposure.
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February 20, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Newhall Land & Farming Co. has agreed to spend $40 million on elementary schools for the company's future housing projects in the Saugus Union School District, without waiting to see whether the state will share the cost, it was announced Wednesday.
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August 31, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A former elementary school teacher and sheriff's deputy was granted a delay Tuesday of his arraignment on charges that he sexually assaulted three women, stating he can no longer afford a lawyer. Edward Keith Culhane, 35, represented himself during the hearing in Van Nuys Superior Court and told Judge Charles Peven that preliminary legal battles have used up all his money, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Noyes. The judge rescheduled the arraignment for Sept.
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August 1, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Edward Keith Culhane applied for a teaching job at a local elementary school, he was portrayed as a decorated Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy who retired in 1991 because of a work-related injury. But unknown to his potential employer, Culhane was also under investigation for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, as well as other incidents of sexual misconduct allegedly occurring between 1989 and 1991, sheriff's officials said.
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April 19, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Saugus elementary school teacher who is already facing charges of sexually assaulting a colleague has been charged with attacking two other females, including a 17-year-old he met while on duty as a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors filed four additional felony charges Friday against Edward Keith Culhane, 35, of Santa Clarita, who worked as a sheriff's deputy from January, 1982, to August, 1991.
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April 19, 1994
An elementary schoolteacher, who is already facing charges of sexually assaulting a colleague, has been charged with attacking two other women, including a 17-year-old he met while on duty as a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors filed four additional felony charges Friday against Edward Keith Culhane, 35, who worked as a sheriff's deputy from January, 1982, to August, 1991.
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June 29, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saugus Union School District trustees Tuesday chose a man with a decade of prior Santa Clarita Valley school experience to serve as their new superintendent. Joseph Fazio was approved to take over the $95,000-a-year post that will be vacated in September by Supt. Troy Bramlett. Fazio, now superintendent for the tiny Cardiff Elementary School District near San Diego, worked in the Santa Clarita Valley from 1966 to 1976.
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