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Wednesday March 25, 2015

Shelley weighs school calendar
Competing interests among at least four parties have postponed the adoption of the 2016 to 2017 calendar.In the Shelley School District there are some parents who would like to see a later start, teachers who would like to see an early start, an unnamed group who would like to see spud harvest be eliminated, and farmers who depend on students to ...

District to hold Internet safety work meeting, other business
The Shelley School District #60 Board of Trustees will attend a work meeting April 9 to consider how to implement an Internet safety class for students, parents, or both.At the March 19 board meeting, Trustee Dr. Loren Lund said that he would like to entertain the possibility of making Internet safety instruction a required perquisite for using ...

Shelley School District #60 considering debt refinance
The Shelley School District #60 Board of Trustees will consider refinancing the district’s bond debt in order to lock in a smaller interest rate and save taxpayer money.At the school board’s March 19 meeting, district bond financial advisor Eric Heringer, of Piper Jaffray of Boise, said that the interest rates bottomed out in January and were ...

Tree committee begins spring work
The City of Shelley Tree Committee met for its first meeting of the year March 12 and discussed the tree survey, the Arbor Day celebration and a Yard of the Year award.According to President Dayle Searle, the committee will consider the hire of an individual to conduct the tree survey for the city, which will identify the number of trees, their ...

Shelley debate students take state championships
Rachel Durtschi and Frank Stumbo took State Championship, B Schools in Public Forum Debate March 21 at Madison High School in Rexburg. The two debated for nine rounds over the two-day tournament, finally winning the final round against the team from Renaissance High School, in Meridian.They, along with other members of the debate team, have ...

Students make, demonstrate functioning robots
Eighth graders at Hobbs Middle School recently demonstrated a two-week project that introduced them to robotics.Kenzie Payne wanted to design a robot that could draw.“I wanted to program it to draw something specific, but it does draw circles,” she said.The body of the robot contains a motor and the four legs are different colored markers. ...

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