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Hidden Valley parents trying to honor Kronick

Parents  from Hidden Valley Satellite have launched an effort to raise money to purchase benches in honor longtime Hawks teacher Sandy Kronick. Kronick died after suffering a heart attack in 2012 just one week after his retirement. The main bench is slated to overlook the playground on the Parker Hill Drive campus. The Hidden Valley Satellite Parents Association is hoping to buy two additional, smaller benches that will sit near Kronick’s memorial bench. The entire project is slated to cost… Read More »

Which school has the best attendance rate? The worst? (And why it matters)

Santa Rosa City Schools has released its annual attendance rates for 2011-12, tallied by school. Here is are the average rates of absenteeism (ranked highest to lowest) on each campus: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Brook Hill, 5 percent Steele Lane, 4.94 percent Doyle Park, 4.71 percent Monroe, 4.57 percent Lincoln, 4.24 percent Biella, 3.91 percent Burbank, 3.46 percent Hidden Valley Satellite, 3.37 percent Helen Lehman, 3.31 percent Hidden Valley, 3.28 percent Proctor Terrace, 3.17 percent   MIDDLE SCHOOL Cook Middle School, 6.79… Read More »