Western Placer Unified School District

Teachers’ contracts could be negotiated next month

A short 35-minute school board meeting matched the shorter-than-usual agenda. The meeting took place at a different location than usual, which was Lincoln Crossing Elementary Schoo ...

School distirct to refinance bond money

The Western Placer Unified School District board made a move Tuesday night to refinance bond money used to build four of the district’s newer schools. In a unanimous vote, the fi ...

Thunder Valley employees donate paper to school district

On Tuesday, Oct. 4 Thunder Valley Casino Team members delivered 3,240 reams, or over 1.6 million sheets, of office paper to the Western Placer Unified School District, enough to fu ...

State testing school scores exceed goals but federal targets not met

While all Western Placer Unified School District schools exceeded their goals for state testing scores, they did not meet federal targets. That’s according to Mary Boyle, the dis ...

Principals look at first week at school

The News Messenger asked Lincoln’s four new principals and new vice principal how their first school week in their new positions were last week. Daniela Thompson, Twelve Bridges ...

Four new principals join Lincoln schools

Of the four new principals taking the helm at Lincoln schools, Jay Berns is the only one who started his career in law enforcement, not education. Berns will take over Lincoln High ...

70 students to be affected by bus changes

A local family with six special-needs children attending four Lincoln elementary schools will not be getting door-to-door service this year. Instead, Heather Mayfield-Sorenson said ...

Four new principals, vice principal named

The first school board meeting of the year passed quickly Tuesday night, ending after 15 minutes. Western Placer Unified School District’s four new principals and assistant princ ...

School board targets $3 million in cuts

Budget cuts and hard hats were on the table during Tuesday night’s noticeably cheerful Western Placer Unified School District board meeting. The board, led by Paul Long since Pau ...

Sierra College and school district to keep paying for library

Sierra College and the Western Placer Unified School District (WPUSD) will still chip in for Lincoln’s library expenses, even though hours have been reduced. That’s according t ...

Cathy Allen leaving school district April 29

Cathy Allen will leave Western Placer Unified School District at the end of the month for a new position in the San Juan Unified School District. Allen is currently assistant super ...

School district could save $268,388 next year through PARS

School board members voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to explore a supplemental retirement-incentive program that could save the district thousands of dollars. Western Pla ...

School employees agree to furlough days

School district employees are taking steps to save money for the next school year by agreeing to furlough days and reducing their work year. Western Placer Unified School District ...

School board trying to avoid layoffs

The school board heard about a possible way to fund the building of a new elementary school during Tuesday night’s brief meeting. Cathy Allen, Western Placer Unified School Distr ...

School district questioned on bid process

A question as to how much money a consultant could save the school district resulted in an item being pulled off of the consent agenda during Tuesday night’s school board meeting ...