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Education icon Dave Honey passes away

Atwater’s Dave Honey, a longtime board trustee for the local high school district, has died. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) family member Dave Honey,” stated a press release sent to the Times on Tuesday before press time. A longtime Atwater resident, Honey served on the…

School districts, DA continue to combat chronic absenteeism

Attendance is one of the most critical factors when it comes to student success. Research shows that chronic absenteeism is linked to dropping out of school, unemployment, and even incarceration. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 percent or more of the school year, but the most serious cases often involve students who miss upwards of 60…