2019 Los Alamos Education Highlights

The Public Education Commission listens to statements from the board of the proposed Polaris Charter School Aug. 22 at the Public Education Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
Here are highlights of 2019 for Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-Los Alamos:
  • Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock is the “Best of State” winner of the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge in August. Chamisa students read the most minutes of all elementary schools in the state of New Mexico. Read more: https://www.ladailypost.com/content/chamisa-%E2%80%98best-state%E2%80%99-scholastic-reading-challenge
  • The New Mexico National Board Certified Teacher (NMNBCT) Network presented Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus with the Administrator of the Year award Sept. 28 at its annual conference. This award recognizes school administrators who go above and beyond to aid the endeavors of the NMNBCT network, specifically for his continued support for teachers going through the National Board Certification process. Read more: https://www.ladailypost.com/content/nmnbct-network-names-superintendent-kurt-steinhaus-2019-administrator-year

  • The Nov. 5 election in Los Alamos resulted in a record 82 percent of “yes” votes for the Los Alamos Public Schools general obligation bond. The bond passed 3,609 to 780. During the last bond election in 2017, 79 percent voted in favor of the bond. The general obligation bond will generate $20 million and primarily benefit Chamisa Elementary and Piñon Elementary schools. Read more: https://www.ladailypost.com/content/record-%E2%80%98yes%E2%80%99-votes-los-alamos-school-bond

  • New Board Members were elected to the School Board in Districts 3, 4 and 5 and UNM-LA Advisory Board Positions 3 and 4. The Los Alamos County Clerk issued the 2019 Los Alamos County Election results Nov. 5.

LAPS Board Election Results:

  • Dist. 3 Christine Bernstein (Aspen) 576 Winner
  • Dist. 4 Julia Baker (Barranca) 495 Winner
  • Dist. 5 Dawn Jalbert (Mountain Unopposed) 616 Winner

UNM-LA Advisory Board Election Results

  • Position 3 Laura Burrows (At Large) 1,395 Winner
  • Position 4 Stephen Boerigter (At Large) 2,431 Winner

Read more: https://www.ladailypost.com/content/2019-unofficial-election-results-los alamos-school-board-school-bond-and-unm-la-advisory –

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