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Superintendent’s job: Board ready to replace Meyers

The El Dorado County Board of Education finalized a timetable for selecting a new superintendent of schools at its Nov. 23 special meeting. While board members began the meeting by acknowledging how much internal talent there is to draw from within the district, they decided they wanted to open the recruitment process as they go about replacing former […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Superintendent Meyers resigns

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers stepped down from his position, it was announced at a special El Dorado County Board of Education meeting Monday morning. The board unanimously accepted Meyers’ resignation, which came less than two weeks after he crashed his truck into a utility box in Placerville and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Jeremy Meyers arrested again

Jeremy Meyers

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol Thursday afternoon, his second DUI arrest in five months. California Highway Patrol officials report that at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 5 Meyers was driving a white 2013 Dodge Ram westbound on Green Valley Road at Mortara […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Meyers’ DUI prompts special meeting

Jeremy Meyers

At the Aug. 27 El Dorado County Office of Education Board of Trustees meeting Trustee Heidi Weiland said she struggled with what the board should or could do regarding El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers’ arrest, saying that even though he is not an employee of the board, it was the legal, moral and […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Jeremy Meyers appointed county superintendent

At a regularly scheduled meeting of the El Dorado County Board of Education held Feb. 5, the Board of Trustees appointed Jeremy Meyers to the county superintendent position, effective July 1, 2013.  The appointment of Meyers comes as a result of the need to fulfill the unexpired term left by the retirement of Dr. Vicki […]

Comments Off / February 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls, Ponderosa battle to 0-0 draw

Oak Ridge's Autumn Derr, left, gets a pass off despite pressure from Ponderosa's Jadah Suarez. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Friday’s preseason action between intra-county rivals Ponderosa High and Oak Ridge must have been watched by Odin himself, as both junior varsity and varsity matches took place amidst a torrential storm that felt more “Viking hurricane” than simply “rain.” Happening in Bruin country, Ponderosa’s junior varsity program set the tone with a […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Manansala selected as new superintendent

New El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, seated, smiles after being selected to fill the position. He receives applause from BOE administrative assistant Susan Carney, left, and Deputy Superintendent Robbie Montalbano. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

The El Dorado County Board of Education played 20 questions Monday and answered the biggest question — who will be the new superintendent of schools? — with Ed Manansala, Ed.D, the county’s current deputy superintendent for Educational Services. One of four candidates interviewed for the job of superintendent, after a day of interviewing Manansala ended up ranked No. 1 by all trustees. […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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