George Sziraki

Auburn schools are back in session

A whole new world. A fresh start. Back to the books. Call it what you will, school is back in session for thousands of children in the Auburn area as summer vacation ends and the ...

Placer Union mulls ban on e-cigarettes

Joe Camel has been persona non grata at most high school campuses for years if not decades, but an increasingly popular alternative, the electronic cigarette, may soon join the bla ...

Placer High meeting yields wealth of input

Auburn families turned out in droves on Thursday for the first of four community forums to be hosted by the Placer Union High School District. The aim of these forums, according t ...

Community forums to set 3-year course for Placer Union

For the first time in its history, Placer Union High School District will host a series of forums over the next two months to set its priorities for the next three years and explai ...

Placer Union schools in ‘holding pattern’ over transgender rules

A statewide battle over transgender student accommodations in schools will come to a head in February, and Placer Union High School District, though compliant with the latest legis ...

Placer Union to parents: How to spend new money?

As required by California’s new local control funding formula, signed into law in June 2013, local schools will ask parents and community members to weigh in on how new fundi ...

Placer Union backs off proposed intradistrict transfer restrictions

Placer Union High School District will still allow students to transfer between its constituent schools for at least the 2014-15 school year, and is now second-guessing its proposa ...

Placer Union schools consider scrapping transfer policy

Placer Union administrators are reconsidering new rules to limit the ability of students to switch high schools within the district, which were proposed and then tabled in a meetin ...

School board to huddle on Common Core

After months and years of meetings to discuss what Common Core standards will mean for students and teachers, the time has come for local educators to nail down specifics. In a sp ...

Classes to begin at Auburn area schools this week

With classes set to resume this week, students and staff at local schools are abuzz with back-to-school spirit, tinged this year with the anticipation of something new. “Com ...

Placer Union schools want a computer for every student

With Common Core standards and online exams coming down the pike in the next few years, one of the Placer Union High School District’s new priorities is to put a computer in ...

Placer Union’s new superintendent weighs in

Three weeks into the job, Superintendent George Sziraki has a lot on his mind. Sziraki stepped into Dave Horsey’s old shoes this month as Placer Union High School District&r ...

Board picks Placer Union’s next superintendent

Placer Union schools will welcome George Sziraki this summer as their new chief administrator, named on Tuesday to succeed retiring Superintendent Dave Horsey. One of four finalis ...