Placer Union High School District

Adult school prepares fun and education for spring

The Placer School for Adults is ready for the spring, with a plethora of new classes and opportunities for the local community. Judy McCoy, principal of Placer School for Adults, ...

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 ...

Unique program offers hope to regional students

A unique program is giving some high school students an opportunity to gain work experience. While a senior at Chana High School, Richard Martinez began helping out in the kitchen ...

Here’s to our schools

I would like to thank the Auburn Journal for their coverage of the many local candidates running for public office, the Newcastle Community Association for hosting a candidates’ ...

High school district candidate has 20 years of teaching experience

Carol Hachmeister, 58, is running for re-election to the Area 3 seat of the Placer Union High School District board of trustees. She is running against newcomer Charles “Chick” ...

High school district candidate taught at Placer High for 32 years

Charles “Chick” Wallgren, 73, is running for election to the Area 3 seat of the Placer Union High School District board of trustees. He is running against incumbent Carol Hachm ...

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 ...

Our View: Auburn Union must keep its eye on finances over long-term

When mediation begins in the impasse between the Auburn Union Elementary School District and its teachers’ union, a central theme will be whether district administrators are savi ...

Another View: School district strives to achieve with much less

I came to the foothills a little over eight years ago, looking for something different in a school district and the community it served. I was looking for a district that valued i ...

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 ...

School board examine senior project's validity

The senior project problem What to do about senior projects? That’s the question the Placer Union High School District board of trustees has been asking themselves for about two ...

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 ...

District top-heavy with administrators

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 ...

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 ...

Weather closes Loomis schools early

While strong winds ended up closing Loomis schools, Foresthill High School students stayed put despite a dusting of snow on the ground Wednesday. Franklin, Placer Elementary and ...