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Williams: It's School Budget Time Again

on January 29, 2015 - 2:56pm
Los Alamos Board of Education

Well it's that time to begin preparing for the 2015-2016 budget. The Budget Steering committee is beginning to meet in preparations to brief the Board at the February meeting.

So what does this mean to all of you? Two things that I will discuss here, the first is what the process may look like and how you might be involved; the second is a more informative narrative about what this process really is (hint - it's not a budget!).

So what do you as a community member probably want to know right now?

League Releases Position Statement On Education

on January 29, 2015 - 2:54pm

Susan O'Leary


Los Alamos Daily Post

The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos has just released its position statement on education. 

Recently elected County Councilor Susan O'Leary was the lead on the project. 

"It was a nine month project with about 12 League members participating," O'Leary said. "We looked at communication between the school board (elected body) and citizens. The bulk of our research was looking at other school districts around the country and identifying good examples of communication between the two groups.


Workshop On Mentoring Programs Serving At-Risk Youth Streams Live At Los Alamos Justice Center

on January 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

JJAB News:

Los Alamos JJAB will stream a youth mentoring workshop: "Effective Program Practices in Mentoring Programs Serving At-Risk Youth" provided by the Office of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

The event is 9:30-11 a.m., Friday at the Los Alamos Justice Center, after which the group will debrief together. 

The public is invited to learn about and discuss this important topic.

School Officials Meet With State Lawmakers

on January 29, 2015 - 1:01pm


Learn To Identify Birds And Participate In Great Backyard Bird Count

on January 29, 2015 - 11:06am
Can you identify this raptor? If not, birder Dave Yeamans can help. The upcoming PEEC presentation 'What is that Bird?' will help you learn to identify local birds. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Do you see birds around Los Alamos and find yourself asking, "What is that bird? Can anybody help me figure out what I'm seeing?" Avid birder Dave Yeamans will give it a try in a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.

The cost to attend is $8 or $6 for PEEC members. Advance registration is not required.

The program, which has been very popular in the past, will last about an

Meet School Board Candidate Sheryl Nichols

on January 29, 2015 - 7:58am
Los Alamos School Board District 3

I was born and raised in Los Alamos, and after successfully navigating through the Los Alamos school system moved away until 1990. Upon returning home was hired by Los Alamos County and worked in the County Clerks Office until August - 2014, when I retired.

While working for the county I observed various interactions between the LA School Board and Administration, and Los Alamos County such as: budget issues; coordination of physical building allocations in the development of Trinity Site and Airport Basin; and of course

Tech Trek Summer Camp Returns To New Mexico

on January 29, 2015 - 7:39am

Tech Trek summer camp July 12-18 at New Mexico Highlands University. Courtesy/NMHU

NMHU News:

Tech Trek, a week-long summer camp focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for girls going into eighth grade, is returning July 12-18 for the second year to the campus of New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) in Las Vegas.

Elizabeth Ratzlaff is the camp director. The Tech Trek summer camp is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), both nationally and in New Mexico. Tech Trek builds on AAUW’s research report Why So Few?