Dave Horsey

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 ...

There’s a method to schools’ pink slip madness

Over the next two months Placer County school districts will play an elaborate game of teacher musical chairs. The factors at work are the state budget, enrollment and teacher se ...

Placer Union to cut eight teaching positions

The Placer Union High School District plans to cut the equivalent of eight full-time teaching positions for the 2010-11 school year, District Superintendent Dave Horsey told staff ...

School district seeing dozens of H1N1 cases

It’s here but Auburn-area schools aren’t being hit as hard by swine flu as a large high school in neighboring Nevada County. Nevada Union High School reported 300 students out ...

Visually impaired have new program, site in Auburn

Auburn’s school for the blind may be closed because of budget cutbacks. But students have banded together, formed a non-profit organization and found a home. The Activity Cente ...

Our View: New technology, parent support key in tough economy

It’s a partnership. That’s how Dave Horsey, Placer Union High School District superintendent, described the relationship between students, parents, teachers and administrators ...