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Hart district classified staff negotiating increase in pay, benefits with admins

Demonstrating alongside the Hart District Teachers Association, members of the California School Employees Association Chapter 349 stood outside the district office last week in support of the ongoing negotiations concerning pay and benefits.   “We know that we are essential, we know that the district knows that we are essential,” said chapter President Kathy Hefferon. “But we do not feel recognized as essential.”  On

SCV kids take gardening to space

Santa Clarita Valley residents Hutch and Sophia Siegen, sixth- and fifth-grade students at iLEAD Schools, are taking their science experiment out of this world.   While participating in iLEAD’s DreamUp

COC gears up for Grad Walk commencement

College of the Canyons will host Grad Walk from June 2-5 to celebrate its 2021 graduates. The new take on commencement is a “personalized graduation experience,” according to Eric Harnish,

CUSD appoints new Northlake Hills principal

The Castaic Union School District’s governing board unanimously voted to appoint a new principal at Northlake Hills Elementary School during a special board meeting Thursday.  Lisa Loscos

More COC classes returning to campus this fall

About 30% of the nearly 2,000 classes being offered at College of the Canyons this fall will be held in-person.  “That’s as of right now,” said Eric Harnish, the college’s public information

CDC funding to support COVID-19 testing at schools

Santa Clarita Valley’s six school districts could receive a little over $7.5 million from Los Angeles County to provide comprehensive COVID-19 screening programs at SCV schools.  That sum is part of a $300 million award from