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EUSD Board looks to staff development

By Nancy Gutierrez The Exeter Union School District board members were given a presentation on a service agreement with Alice Greiner and Associates. Greiner will present a two-day "Step Up to Writing" training on Aug. 4-5 to 58 EUSD teachers. The agreement will have a fiscal impact of $10,500 to be taken from categorical funds […]

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Healthy budget means no pink-slips

By Nancy Gutierrez While school districts like Visalia Unified and Fresno Unified are struggling to balance their school budget, the foresight of the Lindsay Unified School District board, Superintendent Janet Kliegl and Business Manager Les Henson has allowed LUSD teachers and administrators to breath a sigh of relief, for now at least. There was no […]

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LHS has accreditation review

By Nancy Gutierrez Lindsay High School went through a grueling three day Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process March 7-9. WASC is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The Western Region covers institutions in California and Hawaii, and several U.S. […]

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May I take your order?

By Nancy Gutierrez Mayor Ed Murray and Lindsay Unified School District Board President Mercy Herrera dusted off their aprons to help serve breakfast to the students at Lincoln Elementary School in an effort to promote national school breakfast week. The school breakfast program is provided by the Tulare County Office of education's Nutrition Network for […]

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No pink-slips at Exeter schools

By Nancy Gutierrez For many schools the state budget problems leave many educators bracing themselves for the worst on March 15 the deadline for layoff notices. State law says certificated employees, who include teachers, must be notified of possible layoffs by March 15. In Visalia the number of pink slips came to 15. The Visalia […]

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Board looks to buy second property

By Nancy Gutierrez At a special work/study session of the Exeter Union School District the board discussed the expansion of facilities at Lincoln School and the possibility of buying more property adjacent to the school. The board purchased a lot on the southeast corner of D and Clarence streets in November 2002. Superintendent Renee Whitson […]

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High School Board talks class schedule

By Nancy Gutierrez At a special work,/study session of the Exeter Union High School District on March 9 the board had a lengthy discussion regarding the effects of a change to the current daily schedule to a six-period day. Currently the school schedule is on a four-by-four block schedule. Students take four 88 minute classes […]

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Migrant education seeks direct funding

By Nancy Gutierrez The Migrant Education program in the Lindsay Unified School District is in the process of pursuing funding directly from the state. Currently funds for migrant education are given to the state by the federal government. The state then distributes money to regional areas comprised of one or more counties The counties then […]

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LUSD starts parent group

By Nancy Gutierrez The Lindsay Unified School District has started a parent group called Special Parents with Special Kids. Director of Pupil Services Suzzane Terrill said the program is open to any parent who feels they have a child with special needs whether that be an identified disability or a struggle with school work. "The […]

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