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Parents install new fence to keep toddlers safe at playground

Exeter Chamber holds ribbon cutting for new fence around toddler playground at Exeter City Park @TheSunGazette EXETER – Parents trying to keep track of multiple children will have an easier time making sure their little ones are safe at Exeter City Park.  This Thursday, Aug. 16 the Exeter Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon […]

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School may increase traffic, decrease air quality

Air District asks parents to carpool, refrain from idling to reduce vehicle emissions during pick-up and drop-off @TheSunGazette FRESNO – Traffic increases as parents begin shuttling kids back to school, and so do the ozone levels in the air. Parents can help reduce vehicle emissions by carpooling and refraining from vehicle idling during school pick-ups […]

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New principal George Tapenas brings 34 years of experience to Lindsay High School

By Reggie Ellis and Patrick Dillon @Reggie_SGN   |   @PDillon_SGN LINDSAY – Freshmen weren’t the only ones experiencing their first day at Lindsay High School on Monday. Not only was Aug. 13 the first day of school for new principal George Tapenas, it was also his first day of school in the district. Tapenas brings […]

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Back to School: Exeter students return to a refurbished library

Exeter High School finished library modernization project in time for students returning to school this week By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Students at Exeter High School will get the opportunity to work like college students when they come back to school this week. Thanks to some innovative thinking and $160,000 worth of new furniture, students […]

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Farmersville Unified expects to begin construction of high school pool this fall

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – Plans to build Farmersville’s first public pool remain on track to open the facility by the start of the 2019-20 school year.  Farmersville Unified Superintendent Randy DeGraw said the Department of the State Architect (DSA) – which provides design and construction oversight for public schools and various other state-owned and leased […]

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Tulare County schools graduate students at higher rate than state

Tulare had highest district wide graduation rate in 2017; Strathmore schools graduated the highest percent of students By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – Local high schools are graduating students at a higher rate than the state average.  Tulare County’s four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate was 88.7% for the 2016-17 school year, higher than the statewide […]

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Visalia Unified School District OKs second raise for employees

State pays district more than budget, Visalia Unified board ups 3% raise in May to 3.7% for all employees By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalia Unified employees will get a pleasant surprise in their paychecks this year.  On July 24, the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) Board approved a 0.7% raise for classified staff, teachers […]

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Exeter Hobbies teaches about the uses of drones in agriculture Aug. 10 at the Exeter Branch Library

@TheSunGazette EXETER – Drones are still new in terms of pretty much everything. Their uses range from aerial photography to policing perimeters. But they can also be used to spray crops, check trees, and monitor acres of land so farmers don’t have to. And this week is the opportunity to learn about drones and all […]

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Strathmore’s $3.5M project includes upgrades to the elementary and middle schools, and the district office

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN STRATHMORE – A multi-million dollar face lift for Strathmore Union Elementary School District (SUESD) is underway. The project 12 years in the making will bring renovations and upgrades to the elementary and middle school campus as well as the district office. Strathmore Elementary will undergo a $3.5 million modernization project. In 2006 […]

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