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2007-05-23 09:00:32

By JEFF COMMINGS, ARIZONA DAILY STAR The new principal at Catalina Foothills High School will be Loren Rathert, the interim principal at Madison LaFollette High School in Wisconsin. The district's Governing Board voted unanimously to approve Rathert's contract, which includes a $100,000 salary. Rathert was not at the meeting. Rathert will take over as principal of the school July 1, one day after Wagner Van Vlack's 10-year tenure at the school ends. Van Vlack said he is leaving the...

2006-10-30 06:00:34

By Jeff Commings, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Oct. 30--Larry Williams has attended nearly every parents' meeting, sat on hundreds of couches and shaken the hands of business leaders in his effort to drum up support for a proposition that would give local high school students new opportunities in career and technical education. During the past five months, he's heard very little opposition to Proposition 400, which, if approved, will create a new school entity focused solely on...

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