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HART PLANS SCHOOLING CHANGES DISTRICT WILL GO YEAR-ROUND.



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SANTA CLARITA Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country,  - Though more than a year away, the Hart school district's transition to year-round schooling in junior highs is already being prepared with site planning Site planning in landscape architecture and architecture refers to the organizational stage of the landscape design process. It involves the organization of land use zoning, access, circulation, privacy, security, shelter, land drainage, and other factors.  teams and a year-round consultant.

District officials wasted little time after the school board's March vote for year-round education to ease overcrowding overcrowding

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, hiring Rob Buoncristiani for his guidance and 29 years of experience with implementing the alternative schedule. The district is using state grant money for his $15,000 fee.

``He has already toured the four junior high schools and met with the principals in April,'' said Leslie Crunelle, director of curriculum for the William S. Hart Union High School District. ``And he will meet with the teams in June.''

Buoncristiani, director of curriculum and year-round education at the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District A unified school district is a school district which includes both primary school (kindergarten through middle school or junior high) and high school (grades 9-12). In Illinois, these districts are called unit school districts.  in Northern California Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. The region contains the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital, Sacramento; as well as the substantial natural beauty of the redwood forests, the northern , will continue with the Hart district until the new schedule begins.

``We met with him and he just has a wealth of information about how to implement year-round education,'' said Rochelle Neal, principal at La Mesa La Mesa (lə mā`sə), city (1990 pop. 52,931), San Diego co., S Calif., a suburb of San Diego; inc. 1912. It is a retail center and a popular residence for upper- and middle-income professionals in the San Diego area.  Junior High.

``The pressure's not on yet, but we'll be getting more direction at the next meeting. I feel like we're moving along and I'm thrilled to have an expert with us so we don't have to reinvent the wheel,'' Neal said.

The La Mesa principal said she is still assembling the school's planning team - teachers, parents, classified staff and administrators who will represent each school site - and is looking forward to the changes.

Crunelle said Buoncristiani's April visit gave school administrators and district officials a look at how much goes into making the switch.

Specific attention was given to available space on each campus, Crunelle said. Rolling storage bins will used to stow the materials of teachers who are off-track.

``We'll use some of the state grant money for storage bins and to provide substitute teachers to (free up) teachers who are on planning teams,'' Crunelle said.

She also explained that the board's vote to convert high schools to an extended-day format has not been forgotten, but because it does not entail a change to the school calendar it is less difficult to implement.

``The high school issues are different,'' she said. ``Principals will identify some of these for the board at the June 15 meeting.''
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