Jeff Tooker

Placer Union flexes football power

Each year before the Christmas lights go up, football stadiums light up the autumn sky in the foothills. Home playoff games have become an annual tradition at Placer High, Del Oro ...

County office of education hiring variety of positions

With many schools and districts facing tough financial times and the loss of programs and staff, the Placer County Office of Education is filling some positions in local education. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Senior projects could be cut

High school district administrators are asking to eliminate senior projects as a graduation requirement and trustees are expected to make a decision Tuesday. According to Jeff Too ...

High school from home

A new program at Maidu High School in Auburn offers students an option to go to class without coming to school. This year the school, which gives high schoolers a variety of indep ...

Senior projects stay on the table

Senior projects are intact, but may be headed for a face-lift. The Placer Union High School District board decided pausing or discontinuing the project isn’t a good idea and in ...

Senior projects prep students for their future

Senior projects are a 20-year tradition that should continue helping students and the community for an additional 20 years and beyond. For the past two years, Placer Union High S ...

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 ...

Students can opt out of president’s talk

Faced with concerns about potentially censoring the president, the Auburn Union School District has amended its original plan to require a permission slip to view Obama’s speech, ...