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September 3, 2018

Labor Day holiday means schools are closed today

Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day and most, if not all, public and private schools will close in observation of this annual holiday. Visit individual school websites for a schedule of closures.

School board meets Tuesday

Santa Fe Public Schools’ Board of Education holds its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the district’s Educational Services Center, 610 Alta Vista St. The agenda includes an update on a district general obligation bond, a discussion of school election law changes and a possible action item on utilizing armed school resource officers in the schools. Visit www.sfps.info and click on the “Board of Education” link for a full agenda.

Tutors needed at Santa Fe High, sweeney elementary

The Interfaith Coalition for Public Education’s tutoring and mentoring division seeks tutors for Santa Fe High School and Sweeney Elementary School. At Santa Fe High, tutors are needed for algebra I and II, geometry, calculus, English as a Second Language (ESL), biology, engineering and computer science. At Sweeney, tutors are needed in math and reading for the third and fourth grade. All tutoring is done during the school day and requires a minimum commitment of one day per week for at least 90 minutes. Training will be provided. A background check is required. Contact Lynn Heffron at lgheffron@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Back to School Bash approaching

Santa Fe Public School’s Back to School Bash, open to students, parents and the general public, takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Franklin Miles Park, 1027 Camino Carlos Rey. The event includes food, entertainment, games and prizes, as well as a dunk tank. Visit www.sfps.info for more information.

Community college seeks input on president

The Santa Fe Community College’s governing board has scheduled several input sessions for the public to weigh in on what it wants in a new president. The college is seeking a permanent president to replace interim President Cecilia Cervantes, whose contract runs out in the spring. The listening sessions are scheduled for noon to 1 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, and again from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. They will take place in the college’s board room (223) in the main administration building on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. To confirm attendance, call Donna Wells at 505-428-1201.

The New Mexican

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