January 8, 1998 in Washington Voices

Nine Mile Falls To Vote On Feb. 3 Levy

By The Spokesman-Review

Nine Mile Falls School District voters will be asked to approve a two-year $2.3 million maintenance and operating levy on Feb. 3.

If approved, the levy would cost district property owners $3.64 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation, said district superintendent Don Baumberger.

The current levy, which will expire this year, costs property owners $3.55 per $1,000 assessed valuation, he said.

Money for the two-year levy would help pay the additional costs of the district’s new middle school, which is scheduled to open next year.

Baumberger said construction of the school is 35 percent complete.

The levy would raise $1.12 million in 1999 and $1.18 million in 2000, he said.

Baumberger said the district would lose the $2.3 million and another $225,000 in matching state money if the levy fails.

Deer Park will be reconfigured

Deer Park Junior High School will be renamed Deer Park Middle School when sixth graders from Arcadia Elementary School move to that building next year.

The middle school will be home to sixth through eighth graders, Arcadia will house third through fifth grades and Deer Park Elementary School will hold kindergarten through second grades.

This month a committee of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teachers and parents will be meeting to discuss the changes to take place at the current junior high.

The junior high parent committee currently has three vacancies. Parents of current fifth, sixth and seventh graders who would like to serve on the committee are encouraged to call 276-8861.

Meanwhile, third graders at Deer Park Elementary School will join third graders at Arcadia. Third grade teachers will meet in the spring to discuss next year’s merger.

Questions about the reconfiguration can be answered by calling 276-2891.

Adult classes offered in Mead

More than 50 adult courses and workshops are being offered in the Mead School District this winter. Courses include computers, sign language, health and physical education, cooking, gardening, personal financing, and arts and crafts.

Most classes meet at Mead or Mt. Spokane high schools. The noncredit courses are open to all adults in cooperation with the Institute for Extended Learning.

For more information, call the IEL at 533-3770.

Check and mate

Mt. Spokane High School will host a chess tournament on Friday for local high school chess players. Forty to 50 players are expected. The tournament will be held in the Tech Atrium from 3:30 to 9 p.m.

Admission is free and is open to the public.

, DataTimes

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