Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives Mar 18 1990, Page 97

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 18, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Parents going b cant bake Sale our Way out of this says Prez by Bonnie Bridge Block parents of Winnipeg says its strapped for Money and facing a its main the is bal King and says school boards should pick up some of the but so the cites 11 school divisions Haven opened up their the organization has gone Down Hill since the City Cut its support in half four years president an Drea Ciminel said last after one we had to let our full time coordinator that left 15 Volunteer Board members to try and fill his which is quite we have bloc Par ent and wed like to see some support from the the All Are fed up with spending All their time on Ciminel we cant Bak Sale our Way out of this Block parents oversees a City wide network of Homes that pro vide Safe places to which children or adults can go when lost or in sense of Security most its a Case of a bully pestering a Ciminel but sometimes its a car follow or often its just a child who its a Nice sense of Security to know your child can go to a Block parents where someones been approved by the police to take them in two Little boys thought they were being followed by a they did the right thing instead of which makes them More they went to a Block Parent and just asked to have their mom called to come and pick them the cites finance committee recently provided an emergency Grant of to keep the office open until the end of Csibi Nel but the councillors Stron Gly recommended tha Filock parents approach school boards for future financial requests sent to 11 divisions throughout the City Haven produced any Money so Ciminel said last everyone saying this is the cites the organization needs about for its 1990 she hiring a coordinator will Cost at least see fun Kaising Page 4 Candy Muzylowski below takes to the air in one of the teams spirited dance two out of three years cheers Creek High schools cheerleaders Are off to National Competition in d the second time in three years team has represented from front left around the they Are Lori frae fuck Linda Holly Lori Mckechnie Melame Quennell Sheri Candy Bobby Mclean Pam sons Elana the teams repertoire includes pyramids and performed to rap and Otner modern to Rev up school spirit at games and rallies throughout the James homeowners can expect to pay an extra in school taxes this year on an average Home assessed at trustees last week approved an operating budget of million about three per cent higher than last this compares fairly i to the prevailing inflation rate that now at five per said finance chairman Bruce provincial support will cover per cent of the operating about per cent More than last the special Levy on local set to raise million this shows a per cent staff cutbacks contemplated the division is drawing from its surplus to keep the tax increase an operating surplus has been built up through reassignment of staff and consolidation of Alexander some of the surplus comes from savings realized from school Arthur Oliver and Alexander Ross were closed last Voyageur is and Kirkfield Park and Assiniboine English track program arc under the division Hopes to make other savings through staff we Hope by natural Alexander to avoid he the Board has agreed to employ excess staff As full time substitute but trustees wont know until May when they find out How Many teachers Are retiring mis june whether staff cutbacks will be i think were probably going to be Able to handle it without any Alexander new spending this year includes an increase in staff for special needs a full time coordinator and a halftime guidance counsellor will be replaced with two full time administrators a superintendent and a coordinator for special needs Darryl Johnson has been appointed to the superintendents effective the division is also creating some new courses desktop publishing at Silver Heights and a Public speaking course at Golden As additional computer equipment will he purchased for various grades throughout the capital spending this year will include adding air conditioning to some and renovations to band lunch rooms kindergarten and science and computer no programs have been

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