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‘Outliers’ catch a break

High school district policy change allows outlying middle schoolers to attend same high school as their classmates Eleven-year-old Steven Phemester approached Trustee Kevin Brown after the Oct. 23 El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting and thanked him for “letting me stay with my friends when I get to high school.” “I […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school board vows to help ‘outliers’

The El Dorado Union High School District board of trustees is willing to address aberrations in the 2005 school boundaries that prevent a handful of “outlying” middle school students from attending high school with their classmates. But they’re not convinced that Trustee Kevin Brown’s proposed “95-5” policy is the best or only solution. Brown proposed […]

No Comment / August 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDUHSD: Board studies up on transfer policy

In what El Dorado Union High School Superintendent Chris Hoffman characterized as “the start of the process,” his board of trustees held an open and substantive discussion of the district’s historically strict intra-transfer policies, with an eye to balancing enrollment across schools and providing more flexibility to families in school border areas. The board also […]

37 Comments / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano residents question Oak Ridge boundaries

One of the ways that long-shot candidate Ron Mikulaco won the District 1 supervisor seat last month was his tireless canvassing of neighborhoods. Between dog bites, bee stings, sun burns and blisters he heard some recurring complaints, including several over school boundaries. The easterly Oak Ridge High School boundary has drawn the ire of some […]

72 Comments / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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