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LUSD chief attends UC academy on accountability

Lindsay Unified School District Superintendent, Janet Kliegl joins other administrators at an academy hosted jointly by University of California Educational Research Center and Region VII County Superintendents. Diversity, lowering student drop-out rates and issues influencing school board members were among the topics addressed when about 20 Central Valley school district superintendents gathered for workshops in […]

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EUSD approves budget

The Exeter Union School District board approved the 2004-2005 budget at a June 21 special session. In the budget report prepared by Business Manager Jihad Hemaidan, EUSD will have an estimated fund balance, beginning July 1, of $1,492,287. After a revenue of 12,187,827 and expenditures equaling 12,186,364, for the year, the ending fund balance would […]

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Blood drive helps EUHS grad with cancer

Teammates, friends and family of Vanessa Miller are asking the community to turn out for a replacement blood drive July 15. Miller, a key player on championship volleyball team, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) the day after graduating from high school. According to WebMD.com, AML is a cancer of the bone marrow and […]

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Board hires replacement for Jones

By Nancy Gutierrez The Farmersville Unified School District Board voted 4-1 at the June 30 special meeting to hire Carlos Vega as the FUSD Superintendent effective immediately. The board also voted to wave the credential requirements for superintendent. Vega retired last year and did not renew his administrative credentials. He said paperwork was still being […]

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Governor signs fiscal oversight school bill

Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law Assembly Bill 2756, by Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher (R-Brea), which will inject greater accountability into the school district budgeting process. "Every legislator I've talked with shares my concerns about the need to do all we can to prevent school district bankruptcies," Daucher said. "Not only are district bankruptcies very disruptive to […]

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Henson takes job at Strathmore HS

Lana Weatherly was named Lindsay High School's Principal on June 9. Weatherly is replacing five-year administrator Mike Henson after he took a principalship at Strathmore High School Weatherly came to Lindsay Unified School District from Exeter where she was an assistant principal at Rocky Hill Elementary School. Henson officially assumed the position at Strathmore on […]

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From Class to Brass

By Nancy Gutierrez In August the teachers at Exeter Union High School will be back in their classrooms preparing for the more than 800 students who will start school. These teachers know the students they teach must leave school prepared for the world. But one teacher will not be returning next year. The geometry and […]

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Recall on Vasquez fails; more to come

By Nancy Gutierrez On Monday, June 21 the Tulare County Elections Department reported that the recall attempt on Farmersville Unified School District board member John Vasquez failed due to invalid signatures. In order for a recall election to occur proponents of the recall must turn in at least 596 valid signatures. Six hundred and sixty […]

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Wilson band performs at Universal Studios

Just before graduating the Wilson Middle School concert band took a two-day trip to Universal Studios in Los Angeles for the "Lights, Camera, Music," show. The program spotlights choirs, concert bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, dance/drill teams and cheerleaders from throughout California. The Wilson band had to submit an audition tape in order to participate in […]

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Summer school focuses on reading

By Nancy Gutierrez On the third day of Summer School, Principal Charlynn Hughes and the staff working at Lincoln are making sure students who have been enrolled are where they are supposed to be. This year summer school is held at one site, Lincoln Elementary School and is focusing on reading. "We are focusing on […]

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