By BRADY BURKE
My information may be out of date, but last time I checked, the Los Alamos public schools accepted students that were not Los Alamos residents. The
school’s funding came from a headcount, so the more students there were, the more funding they received. There was no requirement that the students be county residents. This is the first item with which I take issue. I am being taxed to educate non-residents.
Similar to the attempted levy for the Los Alamos branch of the University of New Mexico, my tax dollars were going to be spent on resources for people that were not proportionately
Los Alamos Public Schools staff have been in contact with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the national weather service all morning to monitor weather conditions.
Based upon the latest information, school will dismiss at the normal time today – Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
Please exercise extreme caution as temperatures drop and when leaving school. Any decision about tomorrow will be coordinated with LANL and communicated by 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
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I read Mr. Gerald Antos’ letter this morning (Jan. 5, 2016) and was reminded that our tax systems are complex and many people confuse school taxes and County taxes. While I am not going to discuss the continuation of a tax or reduction of a tax, it is appropriate to distinguish where these taxes originate.
First, there is an invisible wall between a New Mexico county (any county) and a public school district. The school district is funded by the State through a complex funding formula. There are few opportunities for the citizens of a county to add to
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Students find many opportunities available to them once they earn their HSE. Courtesy/UNM-LA
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos’ (UNM-LA) Adult Basic Education office is offering free New Mexico High School Equivalency (HSE) prep classes beginning Monday, Jan. 11 and running through Wednesday, May 4.
UNM-LA Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program Coordinator, Jane Clements, Ph.D. says, “We’re very pleased with the response we’ve received for this class in the past few months and are hoping that more students make the choice to enroll for this upcoming session.”
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Nature On Tap begins at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 7 at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
The speaker is Park Ranger Jorge Moldonado who will be discussing the National Park Service anniversary. The National Park Service and one of its jewels in New Mexico, Bandelier National Monument, will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2016.
Join ranger Jorge Maldonado for a discussion on what it means to celebrate 100 years of preservation, how this major occasion will be commemorated, and how you can participate.
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To Sustain Astronauts’ Mental Health, Dartmouth-Led Team Testing Virtual Reality Tech In Arctic Isolation
HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth physician and former astronaut Jay Buckey is leading a team of international investigators testing new virtual reality technology in the remote Arctic this winter.
Their goal is to see whether simulated natural beauty can relieve the psychological challenges of living in the isolated confines of deep space travel.
The test site is the Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), the most northerly, permanently inhabited location in the world, only 817 kilometers from the geographic North Pole. The
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The January 2016 Special Election provides an opportunity to support students and teachers in Los Alamos.
A vote for the HB33 Mill Levy does not increase taxes and will help fund classroom computers, equipment for physical education and music programs, activity busses, heating and cooling systems, and even roof repairs. The HB33 funding also pays for preventative building maintenance that, in the long run, saves money for our schools.
Yes, it is all about our students and teachers. Imagine a school-age student who
In January, Los Alamos voters will have an important opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to education when mail ballots are sent out to approve continuance of HB33 Mill Levy in support of the Los Alamos Public Schools.
Approval will NOT increase property tax rates, but WILL provide over $13 million across six years for student technology and network infrastructure as well as funds for musical instruments, athletic supplies and equipment, heating and cooling projects and restroom upgrades for older buildings across the District,
From left, Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson, former Councilor Fran Berting, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, Dr. Ben Neal, second from right, and at far right, Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott join U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and seated, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz at this morning’s signing ceremony, in Washington, D.C., to officially establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Courtesy/NPS
MPNHP Field Team leader Arthur Knox wowed
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LAHS drama instructor David Daniel leads a XQ Grant Proposal discussion Dec. 30 at Los Alamos Teen Center along with LATC Director Sylvan Argo and Assistant Director George Marsden. Courtesy photo
The work group to explore ideas for a $10 million educational grant to submit to the XQ Super School Project met Wednesday evening, Dec. 30 at the new Los Alamos Teen Center (LATC).
More than 30 community members including many Los Alamos high school alumni as far back as 1962 attended along with various school officials and teachers. Five young people in attendance were 2016 graduates. The
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All voters residing within the boundaries of the Los Alamos Public School District who are registered by Dec. 29, 2015 are eligible to vote. Los Alamos County Clerk will mail the ballot to all registered voters. You need not be a property owner or have students attending public schools.
What Is The HB33 Mill Levy?
Approved by voters since 1988
- Provides public schools with funds for capital improvements expenditures, including student technology, and large maintenance projects.
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My mentor told me I should always be connected to the place I live. PEEC understands that connecting who we are, where we are, and why we live in the place we do is so important to our basic happiness.
Our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies are why I live here. I think many people feel the same–they love and understand that special connection to our landscape.
Donating to make the nature center building happen was amazing for me. I continue to give, because I know PEEC has the potential to do even more. Please join me.
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The Barranca Mesa Elementary School Natural Helpers are devoted to helping their school and community.
Natural Helpers is a group where peers learn to help peers. They have been participating in this club for approximately three months now. Its main goal is to help the school and students.
Recently, Barranca Natural Helpers purchased a new volleyball net. The net was paid for out of the Helper’s own money. The old net has