Mabton seeks community input on how to spend
MABTON - A meeting will be held in Mabton tonight (Monday)
to gather community input on how to best use the funds created by the passage
of Initiative 728.
The April 25 public meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
school district's central office (306 N. Main).
Mabton school administrators are anticipating receiving $300
for each full-time student, or approximately $260,000. Initiative 728 mandates
that school districts spend the extra funding to either reduce class sizes,
extend learning opportunities to improve academic achievement, provide
professional development for educators or offer early assistance to
pre-kindergarten aged children. The I-728 money can also be used to make
building improvements that are related to class size reduction and extended
Gardening enthusiast to speak at club meeting
PROSSER - Both a community college employee and a gardening
enthusiast, Linda Sieveke will serve as the guest speaker at the Lower Valley
Christian Women's Club meeting scheduled for Monday, May 16, at Prosser's Barn
The topic of Sieveke's talk will be "A Drama in Real
The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon meeting will also feature
the classic musical style of Molly Kovacich and an entertaining sketch
performed by local starlets.
Club members can reserve a spot at the meeting by calling
882-2365 or 894-4610.