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Bill could change driving age

In response to the high number of auto deaths involving Central Valley teens and the overall disproportionate number of accidents by the youngest of drivers, Assemblyman Bill Maze has introduced legislation to raise the California Drivers License age to 17. Proponents say Assembly Bill 1877 will not only protect 16-year-old teenagers -- who currently are […]

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F&T scholarships are available in Exeter

The Finance and Thrift Company is Proud to announce that 22 scholarships will be given to high school seniors this June. One Scholarship is available for each city that has a Finance and Thrift Branch. The winner is selected based on the criteria stated in the application. High school seniors who would like to apply […]

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Funding cuts hit vocational education

By Nancy Gutierrez Agricultural education, along with other high school class electives like industrial education, woodshop and home economics receive funding through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. Vocational education, or career technical education as it is now called, has changed from a job training program in 1910 to a […]

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City manager updates board on future renovations

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Lindsay Unified School District meeting Jan. 26, board members were given a presentation by City Manager Scott Townsend on the Lindsay Wellness Center as well as the extensive renovations the City of Lindsay will embark on in the next five years. Townsend said there were three areas that the city […]

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LUSD has no political preference

By Nancy Gutierrez The Lindsay Unified School District has been fielding calls regarding a political sign located on a building being rented by the district. A warehouse used for storage located on Sweet Brier Avenue has been rented by the district since 1989. The district only rents out one side of the building. The other […]

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Fight for Funding

By Nancy Gutierrez Agricultural education, along with other high school class electives like industrial education, woodshop and home economics receive funding through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. Vocational education, or career technical education, as it is now called, has changed from a job training program in 1910 to a […]

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Residents confront board about spending

By Nancy Gutierrez In a controversial decision Tuesday Jan. 27 the Farmersville Unified School District board voted to rescind a July 8 board meeting action that mandated an either-or decision regarding conference fees and health insurance. The 4-1 voted allowed the new board to receive health insurance and a $3,000 stipend for conferences. If the […]

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Helping Hands

By Nancy Gutierrez "My hands are my voice, my eyes are my ears;" this line, taken from Jennie Coyne's poem on deafness, describes the reality of living without sound. But being deaf is more than living without sound. For many young deaf people, being deaf means living without communication with friends, teachers even family. A […]

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School targets problem testers

By Nancy Gutierrez At the start of the spring term a new program will be implemented to help student performance. Exeter Union High School Principal Don Brinkman explained the pilot program to district board members at the meeting last Wednesday. Brinkman said the school will target 100 students who performed below proficient in the STAR […]

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Parent University is open for enrollment

By Nancy Gutierrez Lindsay High School's Parent University will start Feb. 4 for those parents interested in learning English and learning skills that will help them help their children with schoolwork. Parent University is made possible by the Parent Assuring Student Success (PASS) program, a district-wide support services program aimed at helping students' parents learn […]

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