Dave Horsey

Layoffs authorized for Placer Union High School District

Many temporary teachers in the Placer Union High School District will soon be served layoff notices, according to district officials. “It is something that is done every year a ...

Our View: Choice of school takes back seat to economic reality

When it comes to educating our youth, having a choice in where our children go to school is paramount. But how necessary are those new choices when they aren’t much different tha ...

High school arts feel budget squeeze

Some Placer High School classes may see cuts in the future as donations continue to dwindle after an ACLU lawsuit decision reiterated that schools can’t charge for an education. ...

Placer High lockdown ends after school-wide search for alleged gun

Placer High School students are safe after an hour-and-fifteen-minute lockdown shut the school doors while Auburn Police searched for a person who may have had a gun on or around c ...

Superintendents shed light on STAR test

The STAR test results are out, and parents should be receiving their children’s scores. But what do the tests really measure, and do they show how students are doing? The Journal ...

New dean of students brings fresh enthusiasm

Steve Caminiti said he always knew he would have a career in education, and he hoped he would work as a Placer High School administrator. The Auburn resident is the school’s new ...

Local high schools considering modified ‘senior project’

While Senior Project was cancelled as a district-wide graduation requirement at a Placer Union High School District board of trustees meeting July 12, local high schools are still ...

Medical professionals debate over Tdap vaccine

Local medical professionals have varying opinions about a state-mandated vaccine, while a school official says an extension recently signed by the governor could help transition in ...

Board of Trustees votes to eliminate senior project

Senior project will no longer be a Placer Union High School District graduation requirement for the foreseeable future. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to eliminate seni ...

Assistant principal offers authenticity in actions

Gary Pantaleoni credits his father for getting him into education. “I have a real love for the outdoors, and I was a fishery biology major and a water polo player,” Pantaleoni ...

Local schools have plan for snow

With up to a foot of snow expected in Colfax and a possible four to eight inches in upper Auburn that could fall through Friday night, local schools are on alert. Gary Yee, superi ...

State requires whooping cough vaccine in teens

By next fall 4,500 local high school students alone have to be vaccinated for whooping cough, but officials are asking parents to get ready now. The California state Legislature p ...

Teacher resigns from Del Oro after sexual harassment investigation

A Del Oro High School teacher has resigned after a three-month investigation by the Placer Union High School District, according to Dave Horsey, superintendent of the district. Ho ...

Special meeting to address personnel issue

The Placer Union High School District is dealing with an urgent “personnel matter” at a special board meeting Friday evening. The Journal received notice of the meeting Thursd ...

Teens work to bring the teachings of tolerance

A senior project could give Placer High School students a lesson in not passing judgment. Seniors Addie Pass and Mackenzie McGown are hoping to bring the program Breaking Down the ...