Vicki Barber

El Dorado County school official starting new chapter in life

Vicki Barber may be retiring June 30 as El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools after nearly 20 years but she won’t be settling into the easy life without work. Rather, B ...

School Talk: Get a clear view of the night sky

If you’ve been wondering about what’s behind all the clouds, there actually is a sky out there with all kinds of amazing sights. Once our storms clear up, you can view that s ...

Swine flu fears mount

The first case of swine flu, or H1N1, hit area schools as soon as the doors opened. Vista del Lago was the first to report a student had contracted the illness. While the student n ...

How does state fare in education dollars battle?

No one considers California a small state. In physical size, California is only surpassed by Alaska and Texas. With its population of more than 32 million, there’s no other sta ...

Examining the ABC’s of education money

Education finances are complex. They’re a lot like doing the itemized investment deductions on your tax forms. You can deduct this item if it’s under $500 and wasn’t spent ...