Michele Schuetz

New charter school scheduled to open

Enrollment numbers have exceeded target and the doors to the Alta Vista Community Charter are scheduled to open Aug. 15. District officials say just over 95 students have enrolle ...

New K-5 charter school enrolling students

The Auburn Union School District is accepting students for the Alta Vista Community Charter. On May 1 the district is hosting a parent meeting in the multipurpose room at Alta Vis ...

Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Sitting down with Michele Schuetz

Editor's Note: This is Auburn Journal Newsmakers. Below is the first question of the one-on-one interview with Auburn Union School District Superintendent Michele Schuetz. Please e ...

Schuetz honored as Placer County Superintendent of the Year

Auburn Union School District Superintendent Michele Schuetz was honored as the Placer County Superintendent of the Year. The award was bestowed by the Association of California Sc ...

Noon Hour Update:Easter egg hunts and Auburn Union educator honored

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Tuesday editio ...

Auburn district’s new solar project expected to save $3.5 million

A new solar project is expected to save a local school district up to $3.5 million over 25 years, but some parents say they haven’t been given enough information about it. A ne ...

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. ...

Auburn Union board meeting changed

A school district board meeting that will decide on a new trustee has been pushed back one day. The Auburn Union School District trustees will be deciding who will fill an empty s ...

District searching for new trustee after resignation

The Auburn Union School District is looking for an interim trustee after one board member resigned recently. According to Michele Schuetz, district superintendent, Trustee Linda B ...

Fate of Skyridge fourth-grade classes unknown

Some Skyridge parents are upset that their principal has proposed changes to the gifted and talented program six weeks into the school year. The change would impact all fourth-grad ...

Skyridge parents debate transparency of class changes

A new third-grade class that divides students based on skills is sparking debate among Skyridge Elementary School parents and teachers. The pilot high-achiever class has some quest ...

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 year brings change for local schools

Teachers are sprucing up their classrooms and reviewing their lesson plans. It’s that time again, students. Get ready for back to school. Michele Schuetz, superintendent of the ...

Trend toward charters makes for competitive school market

Although charter schools provide competition to traditional public schools, some parents say they enjoy the flexibility these schools offer their children. “There is movement tow ...

New principal has pre-existing love for Skyridge

Returning to Skyridge Elementary School felt like a “natural fit” for Jenn Lewandowski. The Auburn resident worked as a part-time vice principal at the school three years ago ...