Placer Union High School District

Reader Input: Water machine has got to go

Mr. (Gunner) Peltier asked how the students should get water if they do not buy it out of the bottled water machine (“Old-time water fountains dirty,” Reader Input, Aug ...

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 ...

Latest school nutrition standards old news for PUHSD

The U.S. Department of Agriculture raised nutrition standards last month for vending machines and other food retailers in schools, but the changes are of little consequence to Plac ...

Placer Union banks on solar power

According to preliminary estimates, Placer Union High School District could save more than $17 million over the next 25 years through an agreement to buy solar power from Energy Sa ...

Schools stand to benefit from new state funding formula

Sealed by the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown last week, California’s 2013-14 budget officially established a new statewide education funding formula that went into effect on M ...

Placer Union set to approve $34M budget

The Placer Union High School District school board will vote on Tuesday on a proposed budget of $34,450,823 for the 2013-14 school year, which is 3.3 percent smaller than last year ...

Del Oro High School graduation completed — 3 days late

Three days after a graduation ceremony was shut down midway through because of mounting heatstroke cases, Del Oro High School finished Tuesday what it had set out to do. In the c ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Plane crash victim to be remembered; new dams coming?; enrollment for area school districts; plane crash investigation report and Fast Fridays racing

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’ ...

Placer Union expected to name new superintendent in meeting Tuesday

Area high schools may learn the name of their next superintendent Tuesday, if their district’s board of trustees has indeed chosen a candidate. The Placer Union High School ...

Reader Input: Series should scrutinize local schools

This is not to disparage the education that students may be receiving at any of the successful charter schools. But if you’re going to do a series on education, why write fiv ...

Placer Union OKs timeline for superintendent search

The search is on for a new superintendent at Placer Union High School District. With current superintendent Dave Horsey set to retire in June, the district’s board of truste ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Charter school series kicks off; regional sewer follow-up; Auburn crash victim update and Food & Wine

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’ ...

Our View: Program cut harsh for important group

The funding challenge for schools took a sad turn recently when the local high school district board approved cutting a program that helps a small, but in-need population. On the ...

Reader Input: Horsey shows compassion

Dave (Horsey) was my principal/superintendent for seven years. We didn’t always agree on policies, but I would never characterize Dave Horsey as not being compassionate. Wh ...

Program for adults with disabilities getting axed

  Placer School for Adults will lose its only program for developmentally disabled students in June. The Placer Union High School District Board of Trustees accepted a recom ...