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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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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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Preston FFA wins state titles

July 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Hours of study and preparation paid off for several Preston High School FFA students recently at a State FFA Chapter Development contest in Moscow. The Preston FFA Chapter won two state titles. While most PHS students were beginning summer break, 19 FFA members were loading a bus for...

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WS gets $138,718 grant

July 10, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has just received a $138,718 technology grant from the Idaho Department of Education for one-to-one implementation of electronic devices at the Beutler Middle School this coming school year. This pilot project will implement a one-to-one ratio of iPads at the middle...

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Preston School District approves 2014 budget

July 4, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Preston School District Board of Trustees approved a new general maintenance and operation budget of $11,700,000 for the 2013-2014 school year on June 19. This year’s spending plan increased by $500,000, or five percent, compared to last year’s budget of $11,200,000. The term’s highest general maintenance and operation...

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