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School issues 3,000 vaccine notices

On Sept. 30, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District sent out nearly 3,000 notices to parents explaining their child was out of compliance with the new California immunization l ...

School officials wrestle with social media use by teachers, students

In today’s world, Facebook and other social networking websites are a main form of communication — but does it work in the classroom? Some locals are wondering how close is too ...

Schools eye cutting 159 positions

Last week at the May 5 school board meeting, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District board voted 4-1 in favor of teacher layoffs and the initial resolution for classified layoff ...

Teacher retires after 27 years

As this school year comes to a close, I would like to publicly tell my community that I am going to retire after 27 years as a third- and fourth-grade teacher in Folsom Cordova Uni ...

Vista under fire from parents

Recent schedule changes have some parents scratching their heads at Vista Del Lago High School. “Students … are being instructed to take only a 3 x 3 class schedule instead of ...

'Living classroom' a cooperative effort

A small garden at a local elementary school drew plenty of media attention last week as a TV and radio station converged on Folsom for the unveiling. Mercy Folsom Hospital partnere ...

City receives grant to rehire school resource officers

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded the City of Folsom a $1,242,777 grant to hire three full-time officers and was unanimously approved by Folsom City Council. “This allows u ...

Four challengers, two incumbents seek seats on school board

Six candidates are running for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District school board this year include two incumbents and four new candidates running. Bill Miklos, 57, financial ...

Editor's View: Getting schooled on local schools

Deborah Bettencourt, the superintendent for Folsom Cordova Unified School District, paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom on Thursday morning to give members an overvi ...

Schools welcome back students this week

Schools in the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District started classes Monday. According to new school district Superintendent Debbie Bettencourt, education funding in California ha ...

Godwin's last meeting 'quiet and routine'

Superintendent Patrick Godwin’s last school board meeting was marked by appreciation and farewells Thursday. Stephen Nichols, the district’s public information officer, said t ...

School board needs real leaders

I noticed in Telegraph editor Don Chaddock’s column on April 28 that the Folsom Cordova Unified School District is replacing the superintendent with another typical bureaucrat. A ...

Bettencourt to earn $1,000 per day?

Re: “New school boss to get $22k raise,” Folsom Telegraph, April 28 How typical, isn’t it? Debbie Bettencourt got herself a raise with her new job as superintendent of the Fo ...

School district transition under way

After five years of serving as the superintendent of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District and 36 years as an educator, Patrick Godwin will retire June 30. With big shoes to f ...

Editor's View: New school boss to get $22k raise

A recent public posting on Deborah Bettencourt’s pay has ruffled some feathers. Bettencourt will be the new superintendent for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, replaci ...