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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - January 18, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county y Oltimer number 35 20 pages los Lunas . 87031 january 18, 1973 new rulings add toll schools financial woes budget increases to meet the deficiencies listed in the state s accreditation report the expense of complying with the recent ruling on girls participation in inter Scholastic non Contact sports and the effects of new regulations governing the attendance of students in the school District of their residence Are expected to add to the financial woes of the i of school consolidated schools. On the brighter Side is the possibility of netting some of the Sio million for capital outlay and s2 million for vocational the state is expected to allot education. To alleviate overcrowded classrooms and to absorb the expected increase in enrolment at Bosque farms Peralta and Valencia three portable classroom units will have to be purchased Pete Pino director of instruction told the los Lunas school Board tuesday night. He said an additional teacher has been added at Bosque farms to alleviate the situation there. Supt. Bernard Baca said a the next teaching station that could be made available would be this Board room Pine reported on the accreditation report and How the system will try to eliminate some of the deficiencies. The report noted there is no director of vocational education. The position was optional this year but will be required next sear. In a letter to or. Luciano r. Baca state assistant superintendent of instruction Baca said he will recommend to the Board that the position be funded for 1973-74. Bill no ski Mok miss for 1973, miss Bernadette Rivera reacts to her new Story and pictures on pages 4 and 5 Lith other recommendations for removing the deficiencies were increase the school nursing staff from the present two to three positions. Establish and fund two full time commission to ask for soil reports lot sizes based on recommendations from soil experts who know whether or not soils will handle drainage rom septic tanks will be the criterion tor future subdivisions reviewed by the Valencia c county commission. The commission also will seek information on the feasibility of a Valley wide sewer system for areas outside municipalities looking to the Middle Rio Grande Council of governments and other agencies for technical assistance. The commission voted monday night to follow the method the Lunas planning commission has been using for several years in reviewing subdivision plats. A soil analysis shows the permeability of land and recommendations Are made for minimum lot sizes suitable for proper drainage. Commission member Wilfred Chavez was unable to attend the meeting because of illness. The two new members. Chairman John Berman Sanchez and Paul Gabaldon conducted the business. They put a ceiling of $30,000 on the $33,250 budget submitted by assessor Lucy keys Brubaker for appraisal maintenance for a six month period. Mrs. Brubaker a budget included salaries for two craftsmen four Fieldyen and three clerks and $850 per month for the head of the maintenance department after april i. Presently Henry Salazar is heading the department to assist in updating the reappraisal maintenance. His salary being paid by the state for three months. Other items included equipment and expenses for the Fieldyen. Mrs. Brubaker said the Fieldyen have been Busy appraising Mobile Homes. The Field employees include mrs. Charlotte Maguire of Belen Jerry Baca of Belen and Moises Griego of los. L entes. Mobile Home owners Are being placed on the and Valorme tax Rolls this year for the first time and will no longer be required to obtain a License from the state motor vehicle department. However they must Register their Mobile Homes for permanent licenses which Cost $5.50. This registration is valid until the unit is sold to another party. Under the new tax Law enacted by the 1972 legislature the basis for assessing a Mobile Home is to record it at 50 per cent of its Market value then assess it at 33-1 /3 per cent of that figure. Next year it will be figured at 75 per cent and the following year at too per cent. Property owners will have from feb. I through March 31 to Render their property for 1973 and Valorme taxes. Mrs. Brubaker obtained a court order permitting the change from jan. I when the tax Rolls were not ready by that Date. Continued on Page j j assistant principal positions one at los Luna elementary and one at Daniel Fernandez mid elementary. Add an additional counselling position to serve the elementary schools. Add a librarian to serve the elementary schools at Peralta Valencia and Bosque farms. Increase the Library budget from the current $13,000 to $18,000 and continue at least that level of funding until the new Library standards Are met. Increase instructional line item 240.01 from $31.000 to $35,000 in order to meet increasing demands for instructional supplies. A the accreditation report for the High school noted that one teacher had improper certification for his assignment. Baca said Dennis Trump social studies department chairman will provide close supervision and assume some of the classes for which he is better qualified and experienced. Explaining the inadequate Library collection at the Junior High Baca pointed out that the ninth Grade had been moved to the Junior High Campus and its Library collection was still on the High school Campus. He said he would recommend a Transfer of part of the Library inventory from the High school. Peralta school was listed As a approved. Advised Quot with reference to overloaded classrooms no centralized Library no librarian or trained aide and inadequate student periodicals professional periodicals and reference material. Baca said periodicals had been ordered to meet or exceed the standards. He noted Peralta is a four teacher school and that an aide is available to help teachers. He said there is a physical education teacher and language arts specialist who serve the school on a regular visitation basis. Pino said 30 or More students constitute an overloaded classroom and that Peralta has 31.1. A i Don t think we can hire an additional student for one student a he said. Discussing the overloaded classrooms at Daniel Fernandez school Baca said the administration is taking a close look at the organizational and staffing patterns and is considering returning to the self contained classrooms because certification problems Are encountered As a result of department ligation. Baca said that the regulation governing the attendance of students which will become effective at the beginning of the 1973-74 school year will cause some complications. He said there Are More than 300 students from Albuquerque attending los Lunas schools. These would primarily be Indian students from Isleta. The Federal funds the school now receives for them would be virtually eliminated

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