Smart Board, Feb. 4. 2019

February 4, 2019

School board meets Tuesday

The Santa Fe school board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Educational Services Center, 610 Alta Vista St. The agenda includes an update on the district’s mail-ballot election on renewal of a property tax to fund classroom technology. Voters will begin receiving ballots Tuesday and they must be returned to the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office by March 5.

The school board also will discuss a revised student transfer policy. Visit www.sfps.info and click on the “board of education” link for a full agenda.

Charter school holds open house

Turquoise Trail Charter Elementary School, which serves students from prekindergarten through eighth grade, will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the campus, 13 San Marcos Loop, off N.M. 14 south of Santa Fe.

The event will include tours and the chance to speak with teachers and administrators. Tours in Spanish also will be available.

The school also will hold an information session at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive, for parents and students interested in its expanding middle school component. Visit TurquoiseTrailCharterSchool.org or call 505-986-4000 for more information.

Community college plans shooter drill

Santa Fe Community College is planning a “shooter-on-campus” training drill on the morning of Feb. 13.

The drill will be a coordinated effort among students, faculty and staff in partnership with the county and city emergency response agencies.

“The drill is a crucial exercise in an ongoing and concerted effort to provide training and preparation for the realities of working in a modern public institution,” said interim President Cecilia Cervantes.

Neighbors and people passing by the college, 6401 Richards Ave., might see emergency response vehicles and personnel on campus. Disruptions are expected from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Kids Campus, KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio station and La Familia Dental Clinic will be excluded from the drill.

Student STEM fair coming up

Santa Fe Public Schools will host its 2019 STEM Expo on Friday in the main administration building of Santa Fe Community College. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., students will be judged by volunteers with the Santa Fe Alliance for Science.

The public is invited to view the student projects from 5 to 7 p.m. The STEM Expo award ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Chari Kauffman, science coordinator for Santa Fe Public Schools, at 505-467-2515.

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