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ii Where is This? Check out Last Week's Answer on page 13 - BO3 -03 -A 17/00 SmaUTownPapers, Inc. 21"/W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584 Council School Board Four-day School Week Approved BY DALE FISK At the May 14 School Board meeting, the board approved going to a four- day week schedule for the 2012-2013 school year. Superintendent, Murray Dalgleish and School Board Chairman, Wayne Freedman, reviewed the main reasons behind the change: 1. To align with the schedules of other schools in the area that have gone to the four-day schedule, and to facilitate events (sports, etc.) between schools. 2. To facilitate class sharing schedules between schools over the Idaho Education Network (IEN). districts cite saving money 3. Making more as a reason for going to a remedial class four-day week, Dalgleish time available for has always emphasized students. More that this is not a major attention can also motivation for Council. be given to gifted/ He estimates that the new advanced students schedule will save between who want to move $8,000 and $12,000 per ahead at their pace. Although many school year, which is not a large amount considering the total budget. The board presented a calendar showing full days of classes, holidays, vacations, full day and half-day remediation days (some Fridays), etc. Dalgleish said teachers will not be required to work any more hours than in previous schedules; the hours will just be distributed differently. Teachers who were present expressed some concerns, but the general consensus seemed to be no one knows exactly how the schedule will work for them. The scheduling of See COUNCIL SCHOOZ BOARD, page 14 l ! 2012 Primary Election Results RepUbli00ffBallot ........ County Sheriff: Don Allen ............................................................. 289 Mark Edwards ..................................................... 133 Walt Okamoto ...........  .................... : .................... 299 Lt. Ryan Zollman ................................................ 445 County Assessor: Stacy Swift Dreyer .............................................. 608 Robin lames ......................................................... 559 County Prosecuting Attorney: Myron Gabbert .................................................. 300 Michael Robinson ............................................... 814 See ELECTION RESULTS, page 24 Adams County Commissioners Commissioners Award Middle Fork Road Contract BY LF.v. BoY The first Adams County Commissioner Meeting in May opened with a full agenda to work through and stretched into an afternoon session to com- plete the business at hand. The local Senior Government Class of Council High School met with the Commissioners in the afternoon to learn have the same govern- what it meant to run ment organization that Adams County govern- the largest county's have, ment. Fourteen Seniors and local commission- spent over half an hour ers run Adams County involved in a ques- working part-time with tion and answer period no paid staff. Only one with the Commissioners. Senior raised her hand to Chairman Bill Brown indicate that she would emphasized that even ever consider working though we have a sparsely for county government. populated county we still Most of the class mem- See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, page 5 New Meadows Cit-v Councii City Council Chooses Plan 4 BY LE- BoY Mayor Julie Spelman told the City Council that she has joined the newly- formed New Meadows Chamber of Commerce so that City Hall will have input to the group. Mayor Spelman requested that the Sheriff Department dispatch the deputies to drive through town more often to" fulfill their con- tract with the city. he Mayor was displeased with the response of the City Engineer when he outlined the steps that he felt would be necessary to construct ADA certified crosswalks along Highway 95. q'he Engineer was finally autho- rized to prepare a scope of work for the project so that the city can use a grant for constructing the cross- walks. No local contractors have responded to the city requests for bids to modify the East side eaves on the Business Park buildings. The Council decided to wait two more weeks for local responses and then will proceed with other plans to finish the eaves. The Council accepted a bid for $562.00 from Shelley's Plumbing for installing an additional water heater at the Double D Meats See NEw MEADOWS CITY COUNCIL, page 18 NEW CITY SEWER CHARGE STAYING AROUND Read about it on page 20 SEE WHAT'S UP AT OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS Check it out on pages 12-14 Veteran's Memorial Peace Park Gets a New Fence Flip to page 3 i