One YEAR AGO
Aug 12, 2010 -- Bigger classes, longer school days and travel changes are on the way. Rocklin Unified School District faces an $8 million deficit.
Superintendent Kevin Brown said the increases in class size will be one of the greatest challenges.
Parents will now have to pay $125 for their children to play sports, while still being responsible for getting athletes to the games and back.
5 YEARS AGO
Aug 9, 2006 -- Up for a day filled with fun, adventure and water? People come from all over the world for the best river rafting available.
On the Middle Fork of the American River, the “Tunnel Chute,” a class 4-5 run, has been just one of the highlights of river rafting for over 30 years.
The South Fork offers “Meat Grinder,” “Trouble Maker” and “Satan’s Cesspool,” which are all class 3.
15 YEARS AGO
Aug 13, 1996 -- Tech center wins state ok. Rocklin Unified School District is busy figuring the cost of the project.
If cost exceeds what the state allows, Rocklin would be penalized or face losing eligibility for funding the project.
The district is concentrating on acquiring sound estimates, setting priorities and choosing options for construction packages conservative enough to gain eligibility.
40 YEARS AGO
Aug 12, 1971 -- State support for local schools dips again. The support of 1953-54 school year was 47.5 per cent, while it is only 35.2 percent for the 1970-71 school year.
Taxpayers must bear the financial short fall.
Superintendent Don McKinley said major improvements can only be achieved with additional funding.
Sue Choate uses back issues of The Placer Herald to compile the Rocklin Chronicles.