Western Placer Unified School District

School district questions need to be answered

Friday afternoon, Western Placer Unified School District Superintendent Scott Leaman dropped a bombshell in my lap. The district had filed a lawsuit against the architect and build ...

School board prepares for budget passage

The Western Placer Unified School District took one more overall look at its preliminary budget on Tuesday before its scheduled adoption of the document next week. In order to mee ...

School board refines preliminary budget cuts ahead of adoption

The local school district received its preliminary budget projections Tuesday. Trustees of the Western Placer Unified School District plan to adopt a final budget at a special Jun ...

Former special education teacher details discrimination allegations

A wrongful termination and discrimination suit against Western Placer Unified School District got under way Wednesday in Auburn. Christina Conn, a former special education teacher ...

Suit against school district gets under way

A wrongful termination and discrimination suit against Western Placer Unified School District got under way Wednesday after several lengthy delays. Christina Conn, a special educa ...

Plaintiff in case says she’s no warrior

Christina Conn says she’s no maverick. Yet the petite blonde is a fierce advocate for her six children, all of whom are developmentally disabled, and leads a local group for spec ...

School board still plans cuts despite budget revision

School board still plans cuts despite budget revision On Tuesday, trustees of the Western Placer Unified School District reluctantly adopted a plan to trim the 2008-09 school ye ...

Budget cuts cause buzz at school board meeting

Concern over looming budget cuts led to a full house at the Western Placer Unified School District’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday. Dozens of parents and staff showed up to ...

Newcomer program helps immigrants learn English

In some ways, Flavia McGinley's classroom at Twelve Bridges Middle School harks back to a simpler time of one-room schoolhouses, with its mix of middle and high schoolers. But wh ...

District talks worst-case scenarios amid state budget cuts

At least it could be worse. That was the mantra being repeated by trustees of Western Placer Unified School District on Tuesday, as they struggled to comprehend proposed statewid ...