Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Sept. 19

Zone approved, officials now looking at sources for funding

Superintendent Bob Mansell related during the Nov. 16 Winslow School District Governing Board meeting that the Bonnie Brennan off-street bus loading zone was approved by the city, and that there is a possibility of obtaining grant funding under a new federal law, "Safe Routes to School," which was passed by Congress.

Mansell noted that the law had not been implemented yet, but that the state was slated to select an administrator by the end of December. He added that he would continue to monitor the progress to determine whether the district should apply for funding, or start the project on its own.

In other action, the board:

* Accepted resignations from bus aide Rhoni Lomayaktewa; Winslow High School Counselor Evelyn Begay; and Winslow Junior High School Assistant Principal Richard Dodson.

* Approved the hiring of John Henling as Interim Principal for the remainder of the 2005-06 school year at Washington Elementary; and Cecelia Padilla as an alternative education/special education teacher at Winslow High School.

* Approved the following volunteers for WHS, Susan Sheets and Darcey McKee as support squad coaches; and for WJHS, Bret Stewart volunteer wrestling coach, and Arlin Rogers, volunteer basketball coach.

* Accepted a $150 donation from Elizabeth Sample for the "Bulldog Brigade" Club.

* Accepted a $1,000 donation from the Wal-Mart Foundation to the WHS library.

* Approved out-of-state travel for a staff member to attend a certified training class in Las Vegas, Nev.

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