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January 28, 1981     Mercer Island Reporter
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f MERCER ISLAND REPORTER, Wednesday January 28, 19.8I Page B6 e 1 By TERESAWIPPEL While that policy may sound trlct is lacing financial problems million was decreased by $743.865 easy enough, a group of parents Lakeridge parents have asked on the basis of the allocation given When you're $818.833 in debt, from Lakeridge Elementary are the school board to schedule a to the district from the states you have to start "'making the not too enthusiastie, special hearing this week to re- basic education money pattern fit the cloth." said Mercer Lakeridge kindergarten teachervww Currie's decision The boardWhen the state discovered an Island School District Superinten- Julie O'Donnell is quitting her dis- had not made a decision on thatestimated $1 bilhon dollar budget dent Craig Currie at last week's trier job in early February to have request as of press time shortage, it was passed on t(t the school board meeting a baby. Lakeridge parents and Pochman added that regardless state's school districts, mcludin~ As a result. Currie has taken the kindergarten students had beenof the final decision she hopes La- Mercer Island scissors to the district budget, told earlier in the year that Mrs keridge parents will "make it aBrouillett said he could not looking at every possible means of O'DoJnnell would be replaced by a positive thing so that we collec- honor the district% request for a .trimming a few dollars to lessen substitute. CarolTye tively help make the transition a recertificatton on the basis o! a the impact of the deficit, causedby But because of the budget smooth one for all kids con- state shortfall because as of right a state budget shortfall, crunch. Currie decided that m-cerned'" now. the SPI office has no way of Currie has developed some ad- stead of replacing O'Donnell, he Currie echoed Pochman's senti- predicting the actual amount ot ministrative policies which he in- would shift kindergarten classments regarding the Lakeridge thedeficit tends to carry out for the rest of members into one of three other protest 'I hope that parents will Hoppe said it would be impossi- the school ),ear One of these is to sections at Lakeridge, The move be part of the solution, not the ble for his office to change proper- eliminate an)' capital expendi- would mean that the four kinder- problem." he said. ty tax assessments at this late tures, like typewriters and desks, garten sections -- two morningCurne explained that his main dale, unles> he received an order Another is to limit repairs to row and two afternoon -- now with 22. reason behind the "'redeploying" from Olympia tine mamtenanee work. And a 20. 23 and 21 students each would policy comes from the fact thatSome people have suggested the third policy is what Curie calls be increased tothree sections with while he can control non-salaried school district follo~ its original 'redeploying" the district staff an average of 28-29 students, spendmg in the district budget, he budget until money runs out. then Simply. when someone decides Lakeridge mothers and fathers can't touch salaried staff, "'The close school early as a sign of pro- to leave the school district's era- met with Curne at the school last only way we can gain in that area test ploymem, no oneis rehired to take Friday afternoon. Many of themis to not hire if someone leaves " Currie, uho suggested such a his or her place. That person's were upset by the planned redis- he said, move earher this month. ,speak- workload is redistributed among tribution and rescheduling He added that the district willing as a 'professional leader" and the remaining staff. Parent Marcia Zervis called the not "lay off anyone or fire any- not for the school board~, said last decision "'a cost savings which is one" week that spending the original at the expense of the educational So far, cutting the current bud- allocation would hc a risky propo- needs of our children " eet appears to be the only remed$ sition the district has for its financial The distrwt couhl lose future woes An attempt to recertify thestate tundm~ by not complying original amount of the Mercer Is- with the slat(, law ~hich requires land school levy passed in 1980 has 180-dav school year. Currie said. received negative responses from He added that he plans to morn- both State Superintendent Frank torallbud~ctcutsandtheireffects Brouillet and King County Asses- on a monthiy basi.~ 'It we find we sorHarley Hoppe can't ~et by ,xith a cut w,-'ll have The original levy amount of $2.4 to make an exnditure name "Ezr "re4rL[s Carol Klappenbach added she was afraid the move would dzsrupt the kindergarten class and said she felt the money could be saved elsewhere, Bobbi Pochman said she is caught between being a concerned parent and knowin~ that the dis- Mercer I, ,S Jan. it male with difficulty breathing due t,) h~ Jan. i~ perventllanon Did not transport i:25 a.m. Xtl ~'a!i ,2,'J Ell< .~:~rd - F't. 11:51 a.m Fire Call ~00, BIk 42nd - 6:55p.m. AidCall ~,t)!)Blk ~th- Malt. malt. ,qck t,~ ,lolm~ Internal dlnes~ Respondedtoautomattcflreaiarmsystemfell ~rom blk~ coffin,2 elbo,~ Bandat, ed"rranspor, edt~N'.~e0~.:l sounding NO fire Faulty s,',~tei~ and relea>ed 4:06 p.m. Art L a'.l !`.t~il~ Blk 5hore'Aood -- ['emalel0ev:,me dlz:y x hen ~,t andm~, up Jan. i5 Jan. 17 Prevlou. nea:~ related problems "l'ran [por~ed Ill irt~llll, "l ran~pol'ted t,t had pain In io~er back and one had pain in liarborvww by prl~ ale ~ (,hi('te ~.~oulder Boli~ were ~'ransp~w~ed ta ,~ver 9:!I p.m. Servlt Lal; ~*l BIk 36th - lake l"ood h'ft on ,t,~t f'i:+ out f)'l lrrl'~aI 9:33 p.m. Aid t'all ~,*~'l Bi~ [ielletho- Male Wlln chest paul Pt,ssibie heart prob Smoke ejector, u~ed lem> l'ransported h, Virl~ini, Mason b.~ Jan. 2u. Medl( One li :14 p.m. Service ( 'all 4~t BIk IMand T : 19 a.m. Aid L'a]l ,aw ~ Blk N Mereer- ('rest -- ltesponded to, a chunne) fire Fire Male bit b~ vehi( ie while I'idm~ bike Po~ OUt on arrival slble ititerrial IRturle~ Died at seene Airporter adds Island service The Suburban Airporter has gerine Restaurant or make home added more service to Mercer Is- pickups or deliveries north of N.E. land on its new winter schedule 40th." he added. According to Dlek Reininger. Reservations are reqmred for Suburban's founder and president, all service to SeaTac. Call 455-2353 the service will offer 20 trips to any time. SeaTac and 21 from SeaTac. From SeaTac no reservations "About half of the trips will.offer are required. Pickup points at the home pickup or dehvery on all the airport, are at the north end of the Island." Reinmger said. "'Ten of baggage level by United and at the the outbound and nine of the in- curb on the south end outside bound wdl cover the entire Island. carousel number one All the trips will stop at the Tan- Single fares for the service range from $6 to $11. Family plan = and senior rates are available. For more information, call 455-2353. Open 24 hrs o day Chevron Open 7 doys o week FOOD MART 7725 Sunset Hwy. S.E. STOP THE DRAFT Mothers Against the Draft P O, Box 6638~ Seattle. 98 ~ 66 248-3068 Mercer Island 232-5913 Let us help you get to know yor new community as quickly as possible. Our hostess wig call on you and present you with gifts, greetings and useful information. CALL 232-4320 I I Student mainstreaming topic of Jan. 28 discussion Eastside chapter of Association ever possible. for Children with l,earning Disa- bilities willpresent a diseussionon Mary Simmons. mainstream mains(reaming and how it has af- specialist, invites interested par- fected Northshore school district, ents and teachers to the program Mains(reaming is the concept of at 7:30 p.m on Jan. 28 at Kenmore placing handicapped children in a Elementary School. 19121 71st St. normal classroom situation wher- N.E Bothell. " .z An elegant four. Walk m the foot-steps of the Pilgrim Fathers at LEYDEN. Visit bustling AMSTERDAM and her diamond world. Explore the Dutch country-side with flowering fields At KEU- KENHOF Sample mussels in BRUSSELS. WATERLOO -- where the Napoleonic regime ended. And --- SURPRISE! BRUGES! -- the world's most romantic city. Personally escorted by MR. PHILIP VAN OPPEN -- a native of Belgiu m-- fluent in Dutch and F lemish ---widely traveled and well acquainted in Belgium and Holland Sl, 12 days =1, Pnce includes -- Round-trip air fare -- Pan Am Clipper flight to London and return ~ Connecting carner to the mainland First class Superior Hotels. Daily breakfast -- dinner -- and DeLuxe Motor Coach travel between cities. TOUR DEPARTSAPRIL 13,1981 For additional details and a tour brochure call-- ltal ra rl 3Jnr. 7601 S.E. 27th lP.O Box 276! ~,: Mercer Island WA 98040 T V I av~ .l i i i The greatest joy in liiV lile is loviilg yOU Low~, Carol Send your valentine greet- .:i |! ing to your sweetheart, your husband, your wife, your : parents, the .butcher, the baker anyone special. : Kids, send them to your ! grandparents and your teacher. Cost for3 lines and ~ : a bright red heart is *4.50 (50" :i~- for each added line', about25 i:; spaces per line). 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