Children head back to school as changes abound

Las Virgenes applauds smaller class sizes

FIRST DAY OF CLASS IN AGOURA HILLS—Fourth-grader Noam Michael, left, is happy to discover he’ll be in the same Sumac Elementary School class with Kate Michael (unrelated), on the right. The two have been in the same classes since kindergarten.

The new year began for Las Virgenes Unified School District yesterday, with slightly lower enrollment, 19 new teachers, smaller classroom sizes, improved technology and enough new counselors to afford the district the distinction of having one...

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