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Back-to-school vaccinations available

August 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor School will be starting in a couple of weeks in Franklin County’s two school districts. Public health officials are reminding those with school-aged children they need to think about back-to-school immunizations. “It is important to note children in preschool and grades K-12 must meet immunization requirements,” said Tracy...

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Preston schools implement new curriculum

August 7, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Preston schools have adopted a new curriculum that will be implemented this upcoming school year. The curriculum will focus heavily on math and English in hopes of creating a generation better prepared for either post-secondary education or the workforce. Though Preston has adopted the new curriculum, Preston will not...

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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

August 7, 2013
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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

By SPENCER BARZEE  West Side Superintendent DAYTON – The Idaho Department of Education released official results from a star-rating system, which rates schools on a scale of one through five. Scoring a five is the highest rating a school can receive. One of the most notable achievements in the state of Idaho was Beutler...

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Charter school

July 27, 2013
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New option includes Preston, West Side, Malad districts  By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern A new charter school will open this fall that will extend from Preston to West Side and Malad high schools. Southeastern Idaho Technical Charter School, or SEITec, is a professional technical charter school that will not have a central building, but will...

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WS parking lot done

July 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – When students and teachers return to school at the Harold B. Lee Elementary School next month they will find a new, cement parking lot. This summer almost a thousand yards of concrete were poured and finished by Jeff Phillips, head of the maintenance department, and his...

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Tension high at WSSD meeting

July 23, 2013
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Franklin County High School relocation causes stir  By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Concerns were expressed at the West Side School District meeting on Wednesday, July 17, as the school board listened to public input about Franklin County High School’s current predicament. “The West Side School District will temporarily house the Franklin County High School...

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West Side adopts new budget

July 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 2013/14 maintenance and operation budget of $3,325,512 has been approved by West Side School District officials. This year’s spending plan increased by $209,789, or six percent, compared to last year’s budget of $3,115,723, which ended June 30. One year ago the budget increased by $41,528. Brian Mendenhall,...

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FCMC awards scholarships to volunteers

July 13, 2013
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Franklin County Medical Center is proud of their Junior Volunteer program. Scholarships of $100 were awarded to Aubrey Barney and Taylor Panter who have served in the organization for several years, while volunteering hundreds of hours in that capacity. Volunteers are aged 14 – 18 years and give service in the Transitional Care during...

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Taylor turns over reins

July 12, 2013
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Taylor turns over reins

Barzee takes over as WS superintendent  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Dr. Barbara Taylor recently completed her one-year assignment as superintendent of West Side School District and has turned the leadership reins over to Spencer Barzee. Taylor, who was a former Preston School District superintendent, was chosen in April 2012 to lead the...

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PSD approves new m/o budget

July 11, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Preston School District Trustees has approved a new general maintenance and operation budget of $11,700,000 for the 2013- 14 school year. This year’s spending plan increased by $500,000, or five percent, compared to last year’s budget of $11,200,000. The highest general maintenance and operation budget was seen in...

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