New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 22, 2009, New Braunfels, Texas
Serving Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.
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Comal ISD, CIS reach agreement for school year
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Communities In Schools program will switch from a campus-based model to a case-load system in Comal Independent School District this coming school year.
Eleven CIS employees now will serve 17 of the 24 Comal ISD schools in 2009-2010.
CIS provides social services and student interaction through case managers, whose goal is to keep students in school and making responsible life decisions. Because of the change in policy, case managers will be divided throughout the district to provide assistance on a need-based situation.
"Through this agreement, we will be able to serve our entire district," said Deb Mahone, Comal ISD's executive director of special services. "This new model is allowing us to prioritize our students by need and not by what school they attend. I'm really optimistic about it, and 1 believe it's a great compromise for what both CIS and Comal ISD are trying to accomplish for the children we serve."
The decision came after school district administration proposed eliminating CIS employees from seven of the 15 campuses the organization served in 2008-09.
The proposal alarmed CIS board members and families who feared children served by the program would not receive necessary services to help them be successful in school.CIS in CISD
■ Ssvsn Communitiss in Schools ^rfcsrs vvMI work full time at Comal ISD schools Including: Canyon Middle School. Freiheit Elementary. Goodwin Frszier Elementary. Momlngslde Elementary. Mounts Valley Middle School. Rebecca Creek Elementary, and Startzville Elementary.
■ Four caae managers will split 10 schools including: Hoffman Lane Elementary, Oak Creek Elementary. Memorial High Alternative School. Church Hill MkMIe School. Bill Brown Elementary. Arion Seay Elementary School, Timberwood Paric Elementary, Specht Elementary, Rahe Bulverde Elementary and the new Johnson Ranch Elementary
■Additional school counsetors will be placed at Smithson Valley High School.
■ Canyon Lake High School will have its own social worker not affiliated with CIS.
■ Canyon High School will have a case manager not affiliated with aS.
Typically, CIS case managers work to assure the safety and
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Palin implicated in ethics probe
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by trading on her position in seeking money for legal fees, in the latest legal distraction for the former vice presidential candidate as she prepares to leave office this week.
The report obtained by The Associated Press says Palin is
Car burglaries have police on alert
A rash of vi^iide buralaries in the past few months has New Braunfels police department stepping up patrol ^rts in certain areas of the cfty and askii^ citizens to take extra precautions.
OfiGk^ers will tour nei^bor-hood streets in response to risii^ vehic^ thefts and leaving "rqMcoxis* under wfaid-dUirid wipm rating tfie secu
rity of v^des. pdice said in a press release.
"A lot of people leave valuables in their car," Chief Ron Everett said. "They leave their cars unlocked, and they leave them in secluded areas. They have a perception they are safe, and thm is not the truth in any community."
Langtry Village apartment complex near Interstate 35 and vehides along Morning-side Drh« have been tiie most recent targets, Lt. John Wells
said. Police have increased their presence in those areas, but Wells said this often pushed criminals into other neighborhoods.
Officers will maik on bright orange pamphlets whether the vehicles were "easy" or "hard" taigets. Hie ctftoawfl observe certain aspects of the vehides that make th^ easy targets and mark them on the pamphlets. ValuaUes or keysSee NBPO, Page SA
securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through the Alaska Fund Thist, set up by supporters.
An investigator for the state Personnel Board says in his July 14 report that there is probable cause to believe Palin used or attempted to use her official position for personal gain because she authorized the creation of the trust as the "official" legal defense fund.
Assistant Manager Christina Lawson, left, gives local Giri Scouts and Anna Marie Chavez, CEO of Giri Scouts of Southwest Texas, a chance to make their own Tagalongs Blizzards onTuesday at Dairy Queen on Business 35. The dessert, made with Giri Scout cookies, is July's Blizzard of the Month.
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