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May 10, 2012 5:56 AM

New Atwater school is an eco-tech marvel

ATWATER -- Carrie Harkreader can barely contain her excitement. Harkreader is principal of the new Valley Community School in Atwater, considered the most eco-friendly school campus in Merced County. The $19 million fully state-funded facility run by the Merced County Office of Education serves 130 middle school and high school students who have been expelled from other campuses or are behind in their credits.

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