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District to assess site on Hwy 65, Clarence

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Oct. 26 board meeting the Exeter Union School District ratified an agreement with Klienfelder, Inc. to perform a geohazard evaluation, railroad safety assessment, hazard risk assessment and geophysical survey related to the proposed school expansion site located at 500 South Kaweah street. The cost of the assessment is $18,050. The […]

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Moreno wins 33 % of vote in bid for LUSD Board

By Nancy Gutierrez Frank Moreno lead the election winning a seat on the Lindsay Unified School District Board with 33 percent of the votes. There were two open seats on the board with only one incumbent, Mercy Herrera, running again. Paul Newkirk chose not to run for re-election. Herrera was re-elected with 29 percent of […]

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English tutoring for parents helps students

By Nancy Gutierrez A dedicated group of Spanish speaking parents and community members are committed to learning English and have pledged to provide English language tutoring to school aged youth. Twenty four adult age students have been gathering for four hours at the Lindsay Unified School District to work on English language skills as part […]

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LUSD gets complete API results

The Academic Performance Index results from Oct. 28 show two schools from the Lindsay Unified School District as meeting their goals. Lincoln Elementary School met its growth targets school wide. It had a growth target of 9 points and succeeded in increasing by 22 points. Lindsay High School continues to meet its goals. LHS exceeded […]

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Conley unseats incumbent White

By Nancy Gutierrez Joe Conley has worked with theExeter Union High School District for 39 years, teaching and coaching wrestling. He was even the lead negotiator for teacher contracts with the school district. Now he will be on the other side of the table as he starts his term as the newest member of the […]

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DRUGS:Truth or Dare

By Reggie Ellis All of the students at Wilson Middle School's Red Ribbon Week Assembly were older than James Eversole the first time he tried drugs. More than 300 students sat quietly in the cafeteria and listened as the six-foot, tattooed former gang member nervously quivered as he told them how 13 years in prison […]

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A Conviction for Change

By Nancy Gutierrez As Daniel Longoria walks the hallways of Wilson Middle School in Exeter, students stop to shake his hand and say hi. He asks some of them if they are staying out of trouble. "I haven't been in trouble for a year," one student said. Daniel is not a teacher but he knows […]

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API growth results released

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced that a majority of California schools improved academically for the fifth straight year, but only about half were able to reach their annual "growth targets." While 62 percent of schools made progress under the 2003-04 Academic Performance Index (API), only 48 percent of California schools met their […]

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Healthy Start offers babysitter training

By Nancy Gutierrez Parent's worries about hiring a safe dependable babysitter are over now that Lindsay Healthy Start and First Five Tulare County are offering babysitting classes. The program started last month and its first class of certified babysitters graduated last Thursday, Oct. 28. A group of 10 Lindsay High School students attended several classes […]

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