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Soledad superintendent resigns

Soledad Unified School District Superintendent Rupi Boyd has agreed to resign effective Nov. 1. The resignation was accepted Friday at a special meeting, where trustees approved a “separation agreement” between Boyd and the district.

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Visalia boy contracts flesh-eating bacteria

A freshman football player at El Diamante High became infected with a flesh-eating bacteria that attacked his hand and required surgery. Camil Flores posted a photo of her son Matthew’s hand on Facebook, which has been shared more than 9,000 times. He reported getting a cut on his hand from a football helmet.

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Is tax extension needed to prevent $4 billion in school cuts?

Proponents of a ballot measure to extend higher taxes in California are running a TV ad arguing that the measure is necessary to avoid significant school funding cuts. But the ad’s warning of $4 billion in cuts if the measure does not pass relies on an optimistic assumption of how much money the tax will raise, as well as an overly simplistic characterization of school funding estimates.

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