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   Ukiah Daily Journal, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 2005, Ukiah, California                                jles to CM Pet of the week CiyG FORUM Letters to the editor 4 INSIDE 1 In Landers Letters Lottery Crossword TV listings Weather 50 cents tax included OCM o 111 Ukiah Mendocino Countys local newspaper Tomorrow occasional rain MONDAY 20O5 LOCAL YOUTH LENDING A HELPING HAND Nokomis students raise change for good cause me uaiiy Mi By QUINCY CROMER The Dally Journal Fary Jo Hildebrands second grade class at Nokorriis took tsunami efforts into their own hands and have raised over one penny at a The schoolwide penny drive started Jwp weeks ago and kindergarthers to graders brought in their change to Vhelp tsunami is great is that the whole school got involved from kindergart ners to sixth I think they were all touched when they saw the children on either Nickelodeon or the Hildebrand When we first started collecting money it was overwhelming for the children to look at how they could Students were motivated to round up coins after learning how far their change could stretch in feeding fam ished tsunami When they knew that a penny could buy a bowl of soup broth and a nickel could buy a bowl of soup with they decided that was something they could do and it became a reality for she The secondgrade students know exactly why victims in South East Asia need They have watched news programs and know that their money will The water tsunami got the parents and children and they dont have any Ana Whitney The water took all of their their clothes and their Ricardo Rornero Michael Cahill understands the grav ity of the situation and knows that any See Page 12 mm i iiiu L Amy Dally Journal Mary Jo Hlldebrands secondgrade class at Nokomis School began a schoolwide penny drive to aid tsunami The school raised over which was collected mostly in Committee improving ocean safety education By QUINCY CROMER The Pally Journal The Caspar South Ocean Safety Committee was formed in January of 2004 and has made giant leaps in ocean safety education through out Mendocino With the help of numerous agencies including California State the Ocean Safety Committee has coor dinated efforts throughout the We came together wondering what we might do to minimize this type of thing from Happening not only in our local neigh borhood but all along the We eventually Expanded to cover the entire Mendocino coast Ifne and we try to work closely with California state parks all along the said Bill Ocean Safety Committee Working with many the Ocean Safety Committee has dedicated their work to educating people on the dangers of the coastline and proper safety We are trying to work with them state parks in exchanging ideas and talking about what is possible within their budgetary limita One of the members of the Eric is a state park There are also people within the state park in Mendocino County who are interested in making more happen in the area of aquatic safety in not only in the ocean but on rivers and Watson Placing signs along the Mendocino coast was one of the first accomplishments of the Caspar South Ocean Safety according to many visitors to the ocean safety is important to let people know how dangerous the ocean One of our first priorities was placing warning signs along the Caspar Headlands and we are also in the process of placing signs along other places of the coast where there are particular safety he Many people that come here from inland just dont have experience with pcean conditions and how rapidly they can The possibility of rogue waves or sleeper waves which can be two to three times the size of normal waves are unpredictable yet they occur on a daily The Caspar South Ocean Safety Committee also developed an informative brochure to dis tribute throughout Mendocino making great efforts in spreading water safety educa We developed a brochure on ocean which we distributed widely in the area to state lodging dive and kayak and surf shops in the We also distributed them to every family with schoolage kids in Mendocino Watson At this point I believe we have distributed almost of those On the Caspar South Ocean Safety Committee is holding a community forum on aquatic safety at the Russian Gulch State Park meeting The forum will last from to 6 and cover important safety topics and coordinate efforts throughout the accord ing to Our main goals are to bring people togeth er who have an interest in this area and find out what they are We want to find out who is interested in moving ahead to form a group or coalition that make take up those kinds of efforts in the Watson There is a coalition in northwest California which includes Humboldt and Del Norte Counties which has been functioning for a couple of years so we know that it can work and are hoping that we can have similar suc cess in our See Page 12 Lawsuit will hold schools accountable Lackluster instructional materials will be targeted By LAURA CLARK The Daily Journal Schools in California lacking appropriate instructional qualified teachers and clean adequate facilities will now be held accountable after the passage of the Williams Settlement Law in A lawsuit filed in 2000 by a group of students in the San Francisco Unified School District and later joined by the American Civil Liberties Union and targeted at some of the other larger school districts in the state recently led to several pieces of The plaintiffs included nearly 100 San Francisco County stu who filed suit against the State of California and state educa tion including the California Department of Education The basis of the lawsuit was that the agencies failed to provide public school students with equal access to instructional safe and decent school and qualified the California Department of Education states on its Web The case was settled in resulting in the state allocating million in additional funding for standardsaligned instructional materials for schools in the first and second ranks known as deciles determined through the 2003 Academic Performance Index API The settlement includes anoth er million for implementation costs and other oversightrelated activities for schools in deciles one through three 2003 These two amounts were included in the state budget Outside Source signed in July 2004 by Governor Another million will be pro vided for critical repair of facilities in future years for schools in deciles one through three 2003 API Up to million California public school students may benefit from funding from the Williams case As a result of the Williams the CDE has proposed changes to the School Accountability Report Card SARC template that all schools must update and publish The proposed changes will help all schools report the overall condition of their the number of teacher misalignments and vacant teacher and the availabil ity of textbooks or instructional states the CDE Web When questioned whether or not this was the case prior to the new Mendocino County Office of Education Superintendent Paul Tichinin Until that was not defined by even though that is the The settle ment looked at it and said that is the minimum that has to be guaran particularly for the lowest performing schools deciles two and There are definitely plages uvjhe State of California email uklahstorapgadelphia Inside and Outside Units Available No Deposit with AutoPayments by Credit Card   

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