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Plano Daily Star Courier Newspaper Archives Aug 22 1976, Page 1

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Plano Daily Star Courier (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Plano, Texas J y daily Star courier serving Plano and Southern Collin county since 1888 vol. 88�?no. 252 Plano Texas sunday August 22, 1976 two sect ions 22 pages fifteen cents students recalled to classrooms about 16,000 kids expected Twenty schools in the Plano Independent school District will open their doors monday to Welcome Back a record student enrolment for the first Quarter of the 1976-77 school year or h Wayne Hendrick superintendent of schools has predicted that More than 16.000 students will be registered for classes the first week of school when classes ended last May. 15,455 students were on class Rolls or Hendrick expects final enrolment to be in excess of 17.000 when the 1976-77 school year ends next May. The expected 1976-77 growth is comparable to that of the last seven years during which time student enrolment has climbed from 4,407 at the close of school in May 1969 to keep Pace with the rapidly increasing student enrolment the District will open two new secondary schools and an addition to one elementary school in addition More than 165 new staff members have been hired to fill vacancies and new positions in the District s 20 schools. The system will operate with approximately 925 professional staff members and 400 other paraprofessional lunchroom custodial and maintenance personnel. The two new secondary schools opening monday Are Armstrong Middle school 3805 Timberline and vines High school 1401 High Edge. The new addition at Christie elementary will provide classroom space for 450 students Aldridge. Hughston. Jackson. Meadows and Sigler element Aries will House kindergarten 6 grades at their respective schools this year Grade alignments have sixth graders from Shepard attending Wilson Middle school while sixth graders from Christie Davis. Saigling. And Weatherford attend Haggard Middle school sixth seventh and eighth graders from the Barron. Memorial and Mendenhall areas and seventh and eighth graders West of Rigsbee in the Meadows elementary zone will attend Bowman Middle school in addition. Forman sixth graders will attend the new Armstrong Middle school along with seventh and eighth graders in the for Man area and seventh and eighth graders in the Meadows area from East of Rigsbee to South of Rock Brook and the area East of Ridgewood North to Park Boulevard Williams High school is expected to House 1,000 ninth and tenth graders from the Bowman and Armstrong areas while the new vines High school anticipates opening with 1,500 ninth and tenth graders from Haggard and Wilson schools Plano senior High which serves All juniors and seniors in the Plano school District is expected to serve in excess of 2. Ski students this year special buses serve Saigling special bus routes to transport students to Jackson elementary school from the area bounded by Park. Coit Parker and Independence streets have been announced by the Plano Independent school District the routes will be operated Only during the 1976-77 school year while Saigling elementary is under construction the Saigling school will serve k 5 students within the Park. Coit Parker and Independence boundaries when it is completed next year transportation supervisor Curtis Meade has scheduled a bus to begin picking up k-5 students along Teakwood at 7 40am monday that bus will travel West on teak Wood South along Haun Trail and then East on Parkhaven before going to Jackson elementary the bus will return to the Saigling area about 8 a in to begin picking up students West along Winchester and South along Huntington before taking students to Jackson afternoon kindergarten students in the Saigling area will be picked up on their Street Corner beginning about la 20 As morning kindergarten students Are returned Home by the school bus a record attendance it expected when students and faculty return to school monday in Plano. To handle the increasing number of students projected for Thea year the District has hired 165 new staff members during the summer to fill vacancies and new positions. Staff photos by Mike Newman. Liquor controls requested chamber proposes private club districts a Public hearing is slated Early in the evening to consider a record $6 8 million budget the document includes la 2 million for debt service and $5 6 million for general operating expenses a 12 cent tax increase will la necessary to finance City operations this year the new rate will be 87 cents per Hundred Dollar valuation on a 70 percent assessment ratio for an effective tax rate of 60.9 cents thieves rip off cd radios More than 30 citizen band radios were stolen sometime thursday night a Plano police dept spokesman said 34 lbs and an Antenna were taken in the burglary of Primero products 902 Avenue k the burglary was not discovered until the store opened for business Friday morning. Five residents also reported that lbs were removed from their cars in other activity police investigated the theft of two bicycles four persons were arrested including two for criminal trespass juveniles on motorbikes and two on Plano search warrants Possession of controlled substances. Officers said they confiscated a Small amount of marijuana and some unidentified pills the drugs Are being tested in a police Laboratory. Police also answered 68 Calls for assistance recovered two bicycles and took reports on five cases of criminal mischief. Container coupons mailed by Tho boy an ordinance governing the Sale of alcoholic beverages is needed to tempt Fine restaurants and motels to locate in Plano the chamber of Commerce believes monday night president Wes Newell will attempt to convince the City Council that such an ordinance is needed to protect both residents and businesses patterned on a Richardson ordinance the chamber a proposal would restrict the Sale of the beverages to certain areas. Newell said the ordinance would protect the City if a wet dry election were held the chamber Board suggests that private clubs be restricted to Large retail centers. Away from residential neighbourhoods in other action the Council will speak out against the proposed Richardson municipal Airport Rma. Hear a request from several local businessmen for an ordinance prohibiting the congregation of youths in parking lots approve a 12 cent tax increase As a part of the 1976 77 budget. Hear a request from general Telephone co for More Revenue a fourth Resolution opposing the proposed location of the Rma goes before the Council at the 7 30 meeting. Plano is expected to again suggest working with the City councils of Garland Richardson and any other interested City to select another site which would have fewer detrimental environmental effects the Resolution also puts the City on record As requesting the Federal aviation administration Faa to comply with its own order 5050.2a if location selection is made As an initial phase of a master planning study the environmental assessment must take into account enough of the ultimate planned development to assure that the selection is based upon an evaluation of the Correct planning assumptions for All aspects of the proposed Rma draft environmental Impact statement Deis. The Council is expected to Send a representative to the wednesday meeting of the North Central Texas Council of governments n cog executive Board to protest data in the Deis Plano will also probably reply in full on the Deis directly to the Faa by sept 13 unless the City requests an Extension because of the complexity of the Deis r Rex Bailey vice president of general Telephone co., will represent the firm before the Council As he asks for reconsideration of a new rate schedule imposed by the Council two weeks ago a company spokesman said the Small increase granted by the Council earlier this month is totally inadequate in a growth area which has a a extreme investment requirements coupons entitling each household to one Box of 52 garbage bags will be mailed beginning thursday. The coupons can be redeemed at the City Hall Central fire station or two fire station during certain hours according to a City spokesman. Bags will be distributed at the municipal building 1117 e. 14th St., from 8 . Until 5 ., monday through Friday at Central fire station 1115 e. 14th St., from 6 . To to ., daily and at two fire station 2630 w. 15th St., from 8 . To 7 ., daily. The coupons must be signed by the resident and will expire on dec. 31, 1976 fish Story comes to end Brad Kendall was among other Young fishermen spending their last Friday of summer Bass Perch Catfish and even a snapping Turtle but Brad will turn in his fish. Elementary lays Fie Tho a sly ? of 1�?~ a Quot a it it Quot Quot a sex to y says me turning is pretty Good in the Pond and reported catches including Independent school District. Staff photo by Mike Newman. Students and visitors viewing Armstrong Middle school for the first time monday will find lighting no problem. The new school features a main hallway covered with a giant skylight. Armstrong will House students in the sixth seventh and eighth grades. Staff photo at Grayson registration opens registration for College credit courses to be offered by Grayson county College in cooperation with the Plano Independent school District will be held wednesday and thursday from 6 to 8 In the Williams High school cafeteria. 1717 17th St. Courses to be offered include accounting business management biology English math sociology state and local government . History . Government data processing music appreciation real estate and medical terminology All courses Are fully approved for the Veteran to attend school and use his i Bill the fees Are $26.50 for one course and $40 for two courses All Are transferable to other colleges and Counselor will be available to Aid individuals in planning programs High school graduates holders of Gedys and per sons Over 21 years of age Are eligible to attend the classes Gene Foster director of the evening division of Grayson county College said that this is the sixth year the school has offered College credit courses in Plano the reception has been excellent he noted and the course offerings have been extended to reach All persons in the Collin county area

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