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VUSD lowers price tag of bond measure

Visalia Unified school board gets first look at ballot language for possible $109 million bond measure to build a fifth high school By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalia Unified took another step closer to placing a nine-figure bond measure on the November ballot, and it will cost less than original estimates.  The Visalia Unified School […]

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Woodlake Graduation: Gabriela Aguilar and Jacob Canizalez receive the first Youth Service Learning award

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN WOODLAKE – Since 1992 Woodlake High School has provided their students with a different style of learning known as Youth Service Learning (YSL). The program was the creation of Woodlake High School’s counselors Sally Pace, and Dennis Conner, and provides students with the chance to connect with the community, develop civic pride, […]

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Twelve non-profits serving youth received $5,000 or $10,000 grants from Youth Commission

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – A dozen non-profits whose mission is to improve the quality of life for Tulare County youth received a total of $100,000 from the board of supervisors last week. The organizations awarded funding were: Family Services of Tulare County, $10,000; Pesticide Action Network of North America for the El Quinto Sol de […]

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Success Learning Center offers enriching educational opportunities for children aged 5 to 13

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Plan a productive and inspiring summer for your children with summer school programs offered at Success Learning Center in Visalia. Meeting the educational needs of children aged 5 to 13, Success Learning Center provides a variety of courses to help students boost their confidence—and test scores—in core subjects such as math and reading, as well […]

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Tulare County creates new rules, policy for Loop Bus transportation requests

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – The Loop Bus has been providing at-risk youth transportation to and from safe and positive events in Tulare County’s rural communities for more than a decade. And while that hasn’t changed, the free on-demand bus service offered by the County of Tulare has become so popular it can’t keep […]

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Selection committee awards co-School Employee of the Year Award for first time in program’s 24-year history

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – There are so many non-credentialed employees doing great work at Tulare County schools, the Excellence in Education Awards committee called a tie for the first time in the program’s history. Jose Juan Juarez, lead custodian at Palm Elementary School in the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District, and Bobby Richardson, transportation supervisor […]

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Deep Creek Academy in Farmersville applauds graduates who have overcome obstacles to graduate on time

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – There are many reasons students attend continuation high schools, principal Emily Koop pointed out at Deep Creek Academy’s graduation ceremony on June 5. Some students are uncertain in their ability to meet the academic rigors of high school. Others become parents who need the daycare and flexible scheduling to live […]

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Guest speaker Javier Guzman drives message home J.J. Cairns graduates will work harder to succeed

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – Students from John J. Cairns alternative education high school walked out of the Lindsay gym with their diploma in hand and their heads held high. After four years of intensive study and discipline they are ready to move on to college, trades or whatever dreams they choose to pursue. But […]

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Farmersville graduates put in 5,760 hours in their four years of high school

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN FARMERSVILLE – Last Thursday’s Farmersville High School graduation offered a trip down memory lane for class speaker Ruth Lopez. She thought back to the 2,340 days in her schooling career. The 50 some odd teachers and six different schools she and her classmates had to attend just to enter high school. Then they […]

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Ruiz 4 Kids awards $575K in scholarships; $329K awarded to Central Valley students

@TheSunGazette DINUBA – A total of 329 California Central Valley students are recipients of 2018 Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarships, 15 high school students from Exeter, Farmersville and Lindsay were each awarded $1,000 scholarship. “We are thrilled to assist in the continued education of local high school and community college students,” said Blanca Santana, Ruiz 4 […]

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