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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta City schools in ACTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID SPECIAL SCHOOLS SUPPLEMENT Cyclists use Wilson Junior High School track. New city Four new principals will at tlie helm when the city's 15 public schools launch the 1872-73 school year. Three of the senior adminis- trative posts were left vacant through retirements while the fourth appointment is for a one- year term. Elton Tanne, 39, will move from the principal's job at General Stew- art Elementary School to take over the principalship of Westminster Elementary School. He assumes the position left vacant by tlic re- tirement of James Wishart. Mr. Tanne was vice-principal of Westminster from 195S-19G7 and has also taught for three years at Wil- son Junior High School. Jack Fulwiler, 33, will move to General Stewart School to assume the position formerly held by Mr. Tanne. Mr. Fulwiler has been vice- principal of Westminster School since 1907. He has been a teacher in Saskatchewan and Alberta since 19fiO, arriving in Lcthbridgc in TCrwin Fellner, 36, will move from the vice-principal's post at Allan Watson F.lementary School to the principalship of the school to For further information: School district telephone numbers Public: Separate: 327-4521 327-1133 School districts in local bargaining This fall will see the two Lelh- bridge school hoards return to local bargaining with the approximately 900 teachers in the city alter a one-shot sojourn into regional bar- gaining. In negotiations for the last teach- er contract, the two Lethbridgo boards joined forces with their counterparts in Medicine Hat to form the I.ethbridge-Medicine Hat School Authorities Association. An agreement was reached, but not before prolonged negotiations nearly resulted in a strike. The Lethbridgc public board de- cided this spring that it would pre- fer to return to a local bargaining situation in this year's negotiations and notified the two-city association that it was withdrawing from the group, as far as this year's collec- replace John Watson who retired at the end of the 1S71-72 school year. Mr. Fellner has been a teacher in Lethbridgc since 1953 and has served for five years as vice-princi- pal of Allan Watson School. Larry Yanick, 34, will become acting principal of George McKillop Elementary School for one year to replace Gordon Lowe, who is on a one-year sabbatical leave. Mr. Yanick has been acting vice- principal of LakcviGw momentary School since 1970. Ken Fisher, 20, will move from a teaching position at David- son Elementary School to (he vice- principal's post at Westminster School to replace Mr. Fulwiler. Other adrninistrat i v e appoint- ments will see Dale Morden, 28, and Bill Oleksy, <15, become admin- istrative assistants at Allan Watson Elementary School. Jake Locwen, 35, and Dan Sandu- lak, 53, have been named curricu- lum co-ordinators. Mr. Loewen will co-ordinate the library-audio vis- uals program while Mr. Sandulak will head the math-science pro- grams. Wednesday Watch (hose school signs next Wednesday there'll be almost students on the streets again, as the 1972 fall semester gets under way. The Grade 1 through 12 students return to 21 public and separate schools in the city, undoubtedly al- most-keen and almost-eager for classes after the long summer va- cation. In Lethbridgc, school zones are in effect school days from 8 a.m. to a.m., a.m. to p.m. and 3 p.m. to p.m. During these times, the zones posted with the familiar blue and while signs mean motorists must travel at a maximum of 20 mph. Students, too, must be cautious motorists arc not accustomed to watching out for numerous mini- pedestrians. The students can help by crossing streets only at cross- walks, after stopping to see that it is safe for them to do so. With the increasing bicycle traf- fic, a special responsibility falls on both motorists and bicycle riders. While motorists must be extra cau- tious around the bikes, bicycle rid- ers must remember that under the law they are treated exactly the same way as motorists. Pedestrians have the right of way; turns must be signalled; stop signs, traffic lights and yield signs must be obeyed. Perhaps more importantly, bi- cycle riders must remember that they can slop their light-weight ve- hicles much more quickly than motnrisls can slop heavy cars so .should give Ihe cars behind and beside them as much warning of Ibrir inlpnlions as possible. The fall scmcslcr ends Dec. 22 afler exams, and the spring sem- ester slnils Jan. 10. Summer va- cn'ion starts after the last day of school. June 8. tive bargaining procedures were concerned. The Lethbridge separate board reached a similar decision in July after the association met and voted to direct all its member boards to bargain on a local level when Iho new contract talks get under way this fall. A critical element of the decision by the public board was a promise from the teachers that they would not make use of Alberta Teachers' Association bead office expertise during the negotiations unless an impasse develops. The board felt that as long as teachers were willing to bargain strictly on a local level, the collec- tive bargaining process could be better served if the board also bar- gained locally. As this publication went lo press, no decision had been made by the public and separate boards on whether they would join forces, as they have done in the or bar- gain separately with their own teachers. The current teacher conlr. ex- pires at the end of this year and negotiations are expected to start sometime in October or early No- vember. One issue that has lo be cleared before the talks can begin involves provincial government financing of education. The government is expected to unveil a new financing scheme for schools early in the fall legislature session. Serious bargaining cannot take place until this aspect is final- ized because the school boards now have no idea how much money they can expect to receive from the province for the 1S72-73 school year. SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT Tliis special supplement to Ihe Lethbridge Herald is jointly spon- sored by the city public and sep- arate school boards and The Her- ald. Its purpose is to inform parents, students and other taxpayers of some of the new developments which have taken place in Leth- bridge education during the past year, and to provide the special in- formation needed to assist students in starting school Ibis fall. Data concerning the city's various schools can be found on Pages 8 and 9; school trustees' tele- phone numbers are on Page 16. A complete calendar of the year's school days and holidays is found on Page 3, and parents are urged to clip and save it. Registralion procedures for both public and separate school students arc found on Page 10. A special article explaining open area class- rooms, which arc becoming in- creasingly common in Lethbridgc, can be found on Pages and 5. The supplement, in ils third year, also provides articles of interest on a wide variety of other local educa- tional activities. ;