Letters to the editor

Thanks for Memorial Day flags

My heartfelt thanks to all who put out the flags on the Veteran’s graves. It made me sad, but happy, to see one flying at my father’s—Elmer K. Newman—grave. He served in both World War I and World War II.

Arlene Newman

School administration
seeking input

In June of 2016, the Board hired L’Heureux Page Werner as Educational Facility Consultants to guide and develop a 20-year Master Plan addressing current and future education and facility needs. After six community meetings, a community survey, and numerous school level meetings, the Educational Facility Planning committee has developed the following proposal for community review.
South School will be repurposed into the Laurel Career and Technical Campus to create pathways for our high school students in expanding job and career opportunities upon graduation. Renovations will occur at West School to add classroom space and a gymnasium to become a K-2 building. Land will be purchased to build a new elementary school for our 3-5 students. Graff School becomes the new administration building. The Administration Building and Old Gym will be put up for sale. The Middle School becomes a 6-8 school which addresses the overcrowding issue at that building. The High School is renovated to create more classroom space and an auxiliary gym for its growing enrollment. The Transportation Department will be moved to the new elementary school site creating more usable space at the high school. All sites will address traffic flow issues. Further, all schools are designed to address current overcrowding as well as expected growth.
The School Board is seeking input and feedback on this proposal at the June 12, board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at 410 Colorado Avenue at 5:30 p.m. The public and community are invited and encouraged to attend.

Dr. Linda Filpula, Supt.
Laurel Public Schools

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Monday, May 6, 2019
• Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961


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