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July 28, 2007, midnight
The final phase of an extensive two-year remodeling project at West Valley High School should be wrapped up on schedule and within budget before school begins Sept. 5, and work to add classrooms and gymnasiums to the district's four elementary schools is under way. West Valley voters approved a $35 million construction bond for these projects in 2004.
April 28, 2007, midnight
Ericson Weah spent five of his 17 years in a displacement camp in Africa. Civil war meant that Weah, a Central Valley High School junior, his mother, two brothers and sister were forced to flee their home in Liberia, escaping war by traveling in and out of several northern Africa countries.
April 25, 2007, midnight
Christine Burgess, superintendent at East Valley School District, presented the board of directors and a standing-room only crowd Tuesday a list of recommendations for $1.8 million in reductions for the 2007-08 school year. Seven years of declining enrollment, unfunded state mandates, higher expenses and less revenue than expected will leave the district with an estimated fund balance of $50,000 to $60,000 at the end of this school year.