Construction of the new Castaic area high school is set to begin early May, with a second wave of modernization projects at Hart High, Sierra Vista and Placerita Junior High kicking off in late summer or fall.
“We are looking right now to open it to ninth grade only in Fall 2015,” said Gail Pinsker, community liaison officer for the William S. Hart Union High School District. “The school will be fully built and completed when it opens, but past history shows that it’s not good for academic, social and other reasons for students to all of the sudden have to spend their last two years in a new school. It’s better for the school to only bring in ninth graders, then all the subsequent grades will follow.”
Construction is meant to reduce overcrowding, improve safety and security and meet students educational needs by converting portable classroom facilities to permanent ones, supporting infrastructure and making schools compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a document provided by the Hart District.
Saugus and Canyon High School will get a new Arts Educational Facility to replace current portable classrooms, but a date to begin construction has not yet been confirmed, Pinsker said.
Phase two modernization projects at Hart High School, Sierra Vista Junior High and Placerita Junior High School will start in second or third quarter of this year and each include a new two story classroom building, along with other updates. Details and completion dates differ, Pinsker said.
“Enrollment is be projected to be about the same,” Pinsker said. “With Proposition 30, however, and our budget, there is consideration of restoring furlough days.”
That could have a positive impact on teacher and staff salaries, Pinsker added. She added that there were administrator cuts a few years ago and if their positions are deemed important enough they could be reinstated.
Newhall School District officials are looking to bridge a $3 million loss in funding with a combination of measures that include outreach efforts, attendance incentive programs and a reduction in administrative allocations.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a report Monday with findings that unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in LA County — in contrast to those that are licensed — pose health risks to consumers.
After Los Angeles and Long Beach, Santa Clarita experienced the most growth in real estate and business property values of all 88 Los Angeles County cities, according to the 2019 Assessment Roll certified by County Assessor Jeff Prang and released Monday.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced it will host U.S. Representative Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) as part of its Current Affairs Forum series on Tuesday, July 30, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The nonprofit Friends of Hart Park will present Western star William S. Hart's 1919 silent classic "Square Deal Sanderson" in the 11th annual "Silents Under the Stars" screening at the park on Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 6 p.m.
After more than a decade, the Whittaker-Bermite cleanup reached a significant milestone this month as soil remediation efforts in contaminated areas are now complete, according to officials close to the matter.
The Live Oak Manor rock arch, a landmark for Sierra Highway motorists for nine decades, was moved Friday for the third time in history – only about 75 feet from its old location and still visible from the road.
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