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High school district facing millions in cuts
Thursday Feb 10 2011
The Placer Union High School District is facing a potential $4.5 million in cuts over the next three years. Like the Auburn Union School District, the high school district’s pot ...
Teaching positions, school days face cuts?
Wednesday Feb 02 2011
Colfax Elementary School board members spent three hours Monday night trying to cut $464,055 from the 2011-2012 budget. Board members reviewed a list of more than 30 possible red ...
Don’t cut public safety, education first
Friday Aug 06 2010
Why is it that politicians continually add new programs, new systems, new offices, new bureaucracies, all staffed and housed, yet when a budget crisis comes, we are told that the f ...
PE helps more than the body
Thursday Mar 11 2010
Physical education teacher Chelsea Dandini is full of enthusiasm and creativity and is a great gift to the students of the Auburn Union School District. In times of severe budget ...
Parents step up to save school programs
Wednesday Mar 10 2010
Loomis Union School District families are concerned about budget cuts and have decided to take action. They are raising money to save programs that the state can no longer afford ...
A sea of pink slips
Wednesday Mar 10 2010
The delivery of pink slips by Auburn-area school districts has parents, teachers and students nervous about the future of education. Dave Horsey, superintendent of Placer Union Hi ...
School board makes budget cuts
Wednesday Feb 10 2010
The Colfax Elementary School District Board of Trustees approved more than $96,000 in cuts to the district’s budget on Monday night. Teachers, administrators and classified sta ...
Sierra College budget cut hearing could decide fate of men's water polo, other sports, programs
Monday Feb 01 2010
While Sierra College’s highly touted football program will continue on, several smaller programs are on the verge of being slashed because of financial concerns. On the athletic ...
Auburn school year getting too brief
Tuesday Jan 12 2010
Due to budget cuts, the Auburn Union School District has decided to cut a week out of the school year (Journal, Nov. 22, “Schools facing money crunch”). I believe this is absur ...
Domestic violence on rise
Friday Dec 04 2009
In 2000, intimate partner homicides accounted for 33.5 percent of the murder of women. Almost 10 million children witness domestic violence each year, which does not include unre ...
Is there money to protect dogs’ rights?
Friday Oct 02 2009
Help me understand, in this time of budget cuts and layoffs, we are spending money on a hearing to determine whether or not the APD violated the attack dogs’ rights? You’ve got ...
Our View: New technology, parent support key in tough economy
Friday Aug 21 2009
It’s a partnership. That’s how Dave Horsey, Placer Union High School District superintendent, described the relationship between students, parents, teachers and administrators ...
Another View: Winning strategy at work in Placer public schools
Friday Aug 21 2009
Last week I had an opportunity to speak to over 500 Placer County Office of Education employees regarding the state of education in our county and state. I challenged our staff to ...
County confronts dwindling revenue
Wednesday Aug 19 2009
Placer County supervisors closed off a two-day budget workshop Wednesday bracing for still more cuts to come. The final budget supervisors will consider in late September tags spe ...
Placer Superior Court to lay off more than 40 employees
Friday Jul 10 2009
Placer Superior Court officials announced they plan to lay off more than 40 employees by next month. Court CEO Jake Chatters confirmed Friday that 40 union-represented positions ...
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