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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - April 12, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county volume to number 46 los Lunas . 87031 24 pages april 12, 1973 twerp week at los Lunas High school provided a variety of activities including the master and slave caper which resulted in Chuck grooms being a a bound to a chair when he did no to follow orders of his a master a mrs. Elaine Sho Erpal in left. In the background is James Clenney. Additional news photos on Page 14. Bilingual proposal approved for Belen Belen school administrators Learned that funding has been approved for bilingual education and the pre school program for the 1973-74 school year but they were also warned not to expect too much from title i Federal funding. Anticipating title i funds is like a playing russian Roulette with a full Load a Harry Wugalter state school finance chief told Board members at the Belen school budget hearing monday. State officials said further cutbacks could be expected in title i but that they were keeping in touch with Washington and would let school administrators know As soon As possible. The proposed budget presently totals $4,215,901. It includes $23,000 for the bilingual program which was initiated last year and $17,600 for the preschool program. Both Wugalter and state school supt. Leonard Delayo complimented the Belen Senate memorial 40 committee for its evaluation report. Delayo said a i think you should know that the state has selected the committees report As an example for the state of new Mexico. We think this is so school Board meets tuesday the los Lunas school Board will meet at 8 p.m., tuesday to consider the 1973-74 budget resignations and appointments. The regular meeting originally scheduled last tuesday was postponed because members were attending the National school Board Assn. Meeting in Anaheim Calif. Appointment of a school superintendent will not be considered next tuesdays meeting since the deadline for applications is not until april 20. Board member Fidel Tabet said a they the committee did an outstanding Job. Our thinking has changed in some areas and i think we have adopted a real great a not All committees have been As productive As the one in Belen a Delayo noted. Generally the budget includes 5.5 per cent raises throughout the system. Supt. John Aragon explained that in a few cases where the raises Are As much As nine per cent increments and length of employment Are factors. The Board told state officials they wished to raise Aragons salary by $1,000 to $19,000, explaining that he received Only a $200 raise last year. The budget was based on a county valuation of $99,077,866 plus $8,409,106 from Socorro county but with Valencia county a valuation alone now estimated at $108,000, the total May change. The operational fund includes $1,250,000 in Bonds which will be sold next month. Revenue from the state includes $1,598,775 from Basic distributions is 14,649, from Basic programs $282,028 from equalization $40,473 from program enrichment funds $178,290 for transportation and $50,648 from other state Revenue which includes funds for vocational education. Additional funding for special education transportation will be added to the budget. The District valuation based on the District school tax Levy is figured at $55,781,019. At the .00445 tax rate with 96 per cent of collection this plus the $12,000 earnings from investments produce $233,209, from local sources. Wugalter noted the Belen District enrolment projected at 3,400, follows the statewide trend which shows greater increases in grades nine through la. Federal sources included $24,300 for regular vocational programs but the line item for Public Law 874 funding was left Blank. Continued on Page 3 Peter pan Sandia Roselli teaches Wendy Tammie co Holly Holly Chambers and Michael Clayton Johnson How to Fly As tinkerbell Katherine Ann Carabajal Waits to join them. The James Barrie classic will be presented by Bosque farms school students at 7 30 p.m., Friday. Rehearsing Are Margaret Johnson As a Bird and Matthew Bubb As capt. Hook in the cast of Peter pan. The play is directed by Carol Johnson. Mrs. Jack Fesler has assisted with costumes and sets. Admission is 25 cents for adults and 50 cents for children

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