Western Placer Unified School District

New math class to help students in higher-level college course being developed

School district representatives and local college staff are collaborating on a new math course to prepare graduating high school seniors for direct entry into higher-level college ...

5 fight for 2 Sierra College Board seats

The Sierra College board of trustees has four of its seven seats open this election. Of the four seats open, two are contested: District 1, consisting of Western Placer Unified Sch ...

Leavell pleads not guilty

An attorney appearing on behalf of Chancy Leavell entered a not guilty plea Wednesday on molestation charges filed against the Lincoln High School teacher. The Placer County Distr ...

Teacher faces molest charge

A Lincoln High School teacher placed on leave will be arraigned Sept. 8 on molestation charges in an Auburn courtroom, according to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office T ...

Family website causing stir “I’m doing this so residents of Lincoln can make an educated decision in November. There is a school bond coming up for $163 million and there are open board seats,” Avelar said. “Do they trust these representatives’ judgments

Rigo Avelar’s lawsuit with the Western Placer Unified School District took a new development Tuesday as he was advised to take down a related website or he’ll face legal action ...

Father wants district to admit fault

Rigo Avelar has been on a daily mission for two years. “It has been my life going through depositions, reading them, rereading them and proofreading my attorney’s filings,” ...

We're supposed to protect our students

I spent the weekend reading six depositions. Never before have I wanted to dive into legal documents on my days off from work. But the depositions, ordered via the civil lawsuit f ...

Resident can’t support tax

Our (Lincoln) City Council is spending $54,000 to educate the citizens of Lincoln about the proposed utility tax. To me, that is an insult to my intelligence and a great waste of c ...

Business loss, layoffs worry employees

Recent layoffs, loss of business and noontime board meetings have some employees of Mid-Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency concerned. “There are layoffs – that’s no ...