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Home (room) Improvements

Students in the Lindsay Unified School District will return to school to find some major changes on several campuses. The most notable change is the installation of security cameras at schools. Director of Operations and Maintenance, Del Corley, said graffiti cost the district more than $20,000 last year. He said he hopes cameras will inhibit […]

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Getting students back on track

In response to research showing students lose academic skills over vacation breaks, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell released a list of tips for parents to help their children keep learning habits fresh. "Research shows that children who don’t keep up on their skills over a long school break can lose up to two […]

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Program educates parents, kids on drowning threat

By Nancy Gutierrez Since Jan. 1, 21 Central Valley children have died from drowning. Seven of those drownings occurred the last week of June. In March of 2001, nurses and staff in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Children's Hospital of Central California could no longer watch as more children were admitted to the […]

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State budget frees cash for schools, cuts tax for teachers

By Nancy Gutierrez Though sacrifices have been made, the passage of the 2004-05 state budget will allow school districts to finalize local budgets and more importantly will release cash flow to districts who will be looking to pay bills and payroll for the month of August. Business Manager Les Henson has spent many hours in […]

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Science teacher will teach math class

By Nancy Gutierrez A 1996 report by the The California State University Institute for Education Reform, stated that, "in 1995 over 15,000 people with inadequate teaching credentials were teaching in classrooms up and down the state, on emergency permits or waivers of credential requirements. Most were hired in Southern California, 60 percent in Los Angeles […]

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Retired teachers fight Social Security reductions

Retired teachers presented Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Visalia) with petitions signed by over a thousand local constituents supporting repeal of penalties in Social Security that can dramatically reduce the retirement income of educators. Statewide, more than 80,000 people have signed petitions in support of the repeal of social security's government pension offset and the windfall elimination […]

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Residents show support for Rocky Hill Life Lab

By Nancy Gutierrez Exeter community members addressed concerns over the Rocky Hill Life Lab at the July 27 Exeter Union School District board meeting. In a June 8 board meeting the board failed to approve a recommendation to improve the Life Lab through renovations that would have cost the district, $17,400. On June 14 the […]

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Preparing for the future

By Nancy Gutierrez Kindergartners don't learn just their ABC's anymore. They learn how to put letters together to spell as well as to read. They have class projects and a classroom culture. Kindergartners are constantly working, but for students who have never been exposed to a classroom situation the change from home to class can […]

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State cuts tax credit for teachers

By Nancy Gutierrez Though sacrifices have been made, the passage of the 2004-05 state budget will allow school districts to finalize local budgets and will release cash flow to districts who will be looking to pay bills and payroll for the month of August. Exeter Schools Business Manager Jihad Hemaidan said there was actually a […]

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LHS hires new assistant principal

By Nancy Gutierrez With the promotion of Lana Weatherly to principal at Lindsay High School, Lindsay Unified School District has been looking to fill the open assistant principal position. LUSD had to look no farther than Farmersville for a candidate. At a recent board meeting LUSD board members hired Jeff Hohne. Hohne was the assistant […]

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