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School board meeting at First Street School attracts big crowd

More than 100 parents and students crowded into the multi-purpose room at First Street Elementary School Tuesday night. The attraction was a presentation that included a star stude ...

School board OKs R-rated film policy change

As of Tuesday night, local high school teachers will no longer need parental permission to show PG-13-rated visual media or board approval to show R-rated visual media in their cla ...

School district’s substitute teachers to receive pay hike

Substitute teachers will begin the new school year with a pay raise, moving their daily rate from $90 to $115 per day, according to a school district official. The school board vo ...

Board in a 4 – 1 vote OKs charter school’s petition to build in Lincoln

Although the school board approved a petition by a Roseville-based nonprofit charter school to establish a second school in Lincoln, at least one board member took exception to lan ...

Why I love my local newspaper

 In the early 1960s, I resided in the Bay Area in a city of about 60,000 residents.  Our city had a weekly newspaper and I looked forward to receiving it each Wednesda ...

Horizon schools in need of more oversight

  A local school board agreed with recommendations from an independent auditor for more policy and oversight for Horizon Charter Schools. The Western Placer Unified School D ...

School board proactive in energy savings

  Just like other Lincoln organizations, the Western Placer Unified School District is juggling bills, working to keep debt to a minimum and, at the same time, maintaining it ...

City, board differ on costs to build schools

School and city officials clarified what each needs to do to collaborate on building future schools in Lincoln during Tuesday’s Western Placer Unified School District board meeti ...

School board eyes building 14 schools

Western Placer Unified School District is working on a plan to determine how to come up with enough money to pay for schools for future students. The district’s facilities plann ...

School board trustees opt for reelection

Two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for this year’s Western Placer Unified School District board of trustees election. Paul Carras and Paul Long, who both curre ...

School enrollment expected to increase 1 percent next year

Next year?s school lunches will cost a quarter more but they will be more nutritious. Increased school lunch fees and next year?s district budget were just two of multiple items ...

ESL classes offered to parents of WPUSD students

Months of attending school board meetings and pleading with the board to retain English as a Second Language classes for parents of district students paid off Tuesday night. Engl ...

25 teachers to be cut or have hours reduced

Twenty-five district teachers will be either be laid off or have their hours reduced next school year as part of an effort to cut $5.75 million from the 2012-13 fiscal budget. Th ...

Transitional kindergarten to be offered by district in fall

The Western Placer Unified School District will offer transitional kindergarten in the fall, despite a lack of state funding. The district will offer transitional kindergarten to ...

School board confirms fiscal solvency for next two years

The school district confirmed its ability to meet financial obligations in light of reports that $6.86 million in cuts will need to be made in fiscal year 2013-2014. The Western Pl ...