Gayle Garbolino-Mojica

Leaders question Prop. 47 merits

California’s prison population has grown so large that it outsources to other states to hold its inmates. A proposition for voters to consider in reducing overcrowded prisons ...

Smoke closes several Auburn area schools

Six area schools were closed Monday due to continued concerns about air quality as smoke from the King Fire settled in the skies above Placer County. Officials with the Placer Cou ...

50 regional schools join forces for state grant money

Possibilities are coming into focus for what area schools would do if given a piece of a $250 million pot of grant money set aside by the state for career pathways programs -- and ...

Auburn, Placer Union schools asked to tighten the tap

In an effort to curb the effects of widespread drought, the California Department of General Services has asked schools across the state to cut back on water use. According to a p ...

County picks up CORE Placer's charter

The doors are still open at CORE Placer Charter School in Colfax and will remain so for at least another five years, as long as its administrators meet the terms of the school&rsqu ...

Newcastle school board president resigns to focus on work

NEWCASTLE – Sam Moore resigned last week as president of Newcastle Elementary School District’s board of trustees, citing a need to spend more time on his business. In ...

Office of Education goes full steam ahead with charter

If contract work and permit applications proceed on schedule, the Placer County Office of Education will open a new charter school in Rocklin this fall. Having already purchased a ...

Office of Education plans to open charter school by this fall

The Placer County Office of Education is moving forward with plans to open a charter school in South Placer County in time for the 2012-2013 school year. The board voted unanimou ...

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 ...

Placer Office of Education names employees of the year

Several office of education employees were recently honored for their work in the county. The Placer County Office of Education presented its 2011 employees of the year to its boa ...