Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 3, 1976 · Page 3
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By Larry Gardner Editor, The Free Press How do we pay for education? i of the State Board of Education mwihinV'T ' "/"" I0 bl ' lhe bcarer ° f bad ''dings, (he possibility of strikes looms large on the horizon _ Unless, ol course, there could somehow spring from the trnwroob support for additional taxation to support ulucattoM programs The problem that now exists according to Hay. , s th llt "This year the truth of the matter is Ilia new programs are coming out of slate emplove . facultv and teacher salaries." ' Even (hough there ma\ be room for more lax support logically, as Hay indicated, this doesn't mean that grassroots support actually exists. "Educators and hoards need lo realize that when they talk of increased support for education they are not talking about put!ing more pressure on lhe governor or the legislature they are talking about persuading John Q Public lo increase his tax load." Hay said "H will be up to the organizations of educators - Ihe IEA and the AAl'P and the AFT - to decide whether to do this by militancy or by convincing the public that its educational institutions are deserving of greater support." Then of course, in that blast furnace of com-incibility several alloys oppose each otherand refuse to combine. Such concepts as teacher accountability, decreasing student literacy, new programs versus core curriculum add lo the weight of the drag Increased militancy can work against teachers rather than for them in Ihe forum of puhlicopinion. of course. And Hay pointed out the dangers of this strike "backlash" in response to my question concerning her predictions of more or fewer strikes in Idaho. The Nampa board president suggests that some internal reallocalion of priorities must take place in education r.ot only in the public schools affecting such areas as teacher loads and the length of the school term, but also in higher education where nuninsiructional programs ma\ h a v e lo be eliminated Janet Hay As . lla -\ ass " stl(i lhl ' ' situation, she said: "Ifte. public and .th^ courts have mandated many new programs m the p'unlib schools in the past five years special education, kindergartens, expanded vocational education, career education, wotnens athletics, to name a few. "We all support these programs, for they have provided long overdue equal opportunities and are a response lo Ihe demands of the taxpaying public They have, however, placed severe financial strains on lhe schools. "In the next fiscal u-ar it is estimated that S27 million dollars will come off the lopol the foundation program -- S I 4 million for special education. S-l million for kindergartens, and Sy million lor transportation." Hay a!so explained where the money has gone over the past several years as stale support of public schools has increased to the point of about 68 to 69 percent of the general fund for fiscal year I'jTii. And Ihal is a rise from 64 -I per cent in 1%:). she pointed out. "Although the appropriations for fiscal year 1977 are nol yet final." Hay said, "it appears that in the nex: year the percentage will he somewhere around 68 per cenl. "Of the tola! amount appropriated for education, the amount for public-schools averages around 57-j» per cent and that for colleges and universities, including lhe junior colleges, averages around M-:iri per cenl "It is hard lo believe that education could squeeze a greater amount from the general fund unless the general fund itself increases significantly." Hay said. "With the funds thai are available. Ihe governor and the legislature have Ixjcn exceedingly generous "What. then, has happened lo the money 0 ' she asked "Salaries and new programs." She explained that of the education dollar. 7n per cent goes for salaries. "Although faculty and teachei salary increases over Ihe past two or three years have been substantial, they have been eroded by inflation This loss m 'real' salary increase has been compounded by lhe fact that during the 1%0's Idaho salary increases did not keep up with those in the surrounding stales -- in fact. Idaho fell far behind during those years We a re literacy an hour laleand dollar short "The outlook for salaries for ALL state employes for Ihe next fiscal year cannot be described as anything but bleak." Hay said. "Teachers and faculties are in the same boat with everyone else." What it boils down lo al Ihis hour is the simple - actually very complicated -question: Is the public willing to support education w i t h a bigger lax bile 0 I believe as Janet Hay suggested during ihe questioning thai followed her presentation Tuesday, that a "reallocation of priorities" with both public and higher education must begin before that laxpaver support can solidify. That means, for public schools, looking al somo new concepts such as year-round schools, or longer days, among other things. And wecan'l continue lo get the demand for new programs dilute the core curriculum, the academic basis, upon which we base our knowledge of the worltl around us and our ability lolive and communicate effectively That doesn't mean that new programs aren't needed -- they are. liul we must learn lo make il all work at the same time. And lhat's a Msk for all of us -- students, parents, leachrre.administrators - 10 pursue with a caring diligence not coordinated well enough so far. The Idaho Kree Press. Wednesday. March 3,197C - 3 . .!PfPif! .- - - . ' - _ - - s , f - r . · - , ' , , - . _ ..,,· v^^fc 1 *^;-.**Y-' : V * "^ '' '' MKKUII.l. GAI'I'.MAVKH. representative of lhr l.iidniiul Clinroliiis Kanvhrs in Fairviru. I lab. slum;, l.dCH I'prfei'ti) Al«7. :i :|._yrar- ··---. «. cm- i..« i-auu-r i me ircini ; : :HI.) : :III nlil iini-elnvil ( harohiis hull, al Hie lath a.m.; clubslci-i salcai lii ;l . m . : h a |tpr ii-iiult- \nmial ttfslcrn Chamlais Classic in ('aid- mill |icn fi-inuli- S ;ilf- at lii::m a.in · Clussic- III vu-ll. Tin- ( bssir. viliivh began (inlay, hi-might Hi-nil" am! I-UIIR? hull s;;lc :il 1 |i.iu. ; Lim | L , n loffellu 1 ] 1 :iL (iKn'olnis callldncii offering I2.S nssm-Smiim inin-im..- .......c animals fur sale. Scheduled activities Thursduj inrluile an animal nivvbiv, hre-ik- fast at the C.m CalaiT Cafe fimn 7::lll-!('::iii s;;c :i p.m.; an n s s n n a l i ..... lim-lnrs mri-lmg al I p.m. Around about the Nampa area TOPS MKKTLNCJ - TUPS Club. No W w i l l meoi Thursday ,H Ihe /in;; Lutheran Sclinnl Weigh-in will he from 7 to 7::w p m. with a meeting to follow. Call Marie Stacker, !M-7i)liii. or Joan Evans. -)i!6-74BH. for more information. CIIKSS ClA'l! Tlie Canyon Cnuul\ Chf-s^ 1'iub meets every Thursday nl 7 :IO p.m at the Nampa Comir.iii-.ily Center. All ages are invited. Urinp a chess board CHINA PAINTING The Nampa Recreation Department asks any persons interested in meeting for china painting lo come to the Community Center Thursday from 1C a.in in 4 p.m. Nt'TUITloN PUOGUAM The Senior Citizens Nulritinn Program weekly dinner will beheld al the Community Center Thursday al 12 norm. Un- building will lie open al II a m a:id senior citizens are invited to stop in earl} lo meet their friends Persons 6n and over arc invili-d. Donations lo cnver likens! nl thi- meal are accepted, lius transportation is available Ijv railing 4W-:)ill alter il a.m. MC.SKTTKS Itf-JHKAKSAJ. Musettes will rehearse Thursday Iron; !i::io (o li::|(] a.m. in the TranU Kdnc-alional Huilding al the 1 Church nf (he Hrelhren. .·12.1 llth Ave -S SIJI'AUK 1JANCK Crane! Spmr.cT s S(|uare Dance Cluli w ill claiu-e Thursday al «::!(! p.m. m tin 1 Kagles i.ndge. ns nib Ave;iui- Y Hefroshmi-iils « ill he scrveil. A M K K I C A N l , K i ; i ( I X AUXII-IAKV - The Nampa American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday al l::iu p.m. al Ihe home of Edilh Williamson. TJi itid Aveiiia- S. HIIU'l!FiLM()ri-T-:ilKD - A Birch film entitled "Over of Our World" will lie shown in living room almosphere. Narrated by John I". McManus. il is an in- dcpth study friini Ihe Italian's birlh up to (he N'ixon administration. Showing will be Thursday at 7::tO p.m. al John Malzen's residence. 112 12th Avenue N.. Nampa. II is sponsored by Students for Responsible Kxprcssinn and v i s i t o r s are w e l c o m e , l-'or further informal inn call Kiii- Informal lectures NKtt (Htl.KANS l.a 'I PI: When tin- Carras l,ii:c's MTS Daphne |eave- New Orleans mi it-, eight !^-ilav cruises lo Central Anicru-.i am! Caribbean ports this winter. .1 resident arrhai-ohjiKi or anilir.ipiilni;i-l will hi- aboard In pnnuh- in- Inrmal leclun-s on :hi- great Ma} an i-ivili/atinn that existed belwien sun n c :mi | nan ,\ | [.ON'K TURK CUHI MKKTS - Lime Tree Social ('lub will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. al Ihe l«inn' «f .Mrs. Idiherl CJark. \\\('.,\ CI.ASSKS Uegislralinn for VW'CA classes has been extended one clay only. The final (Jay lo sign tip will be Thursday at" the Y. 1417 Second Si reel S. -SIH'TIISIDIO C H A N C E MEETS -The Soulhside Grange will bring the traveling gavel program to Waller's Hutu- (Irangc Thursday al «::in p m Members are asked lo bring sandwiches or cookies. CAT I-'OL'M) - A grey, longhaired female cat was found in the vicinity of Lakevicvv Park. Call In identify or lo offer a home - ii;7-26f6. UAPTISTCIIUHCH CLASS The Service Class of Ihe First Haptisl Church will meet Thursday al 1:30pm. with Mrs. Wanela Holbday. :(5 Stmson SI. NAMPA ML'SICAi.K - The N'ampa Music-ale will meel Thursday evening at 8 in the Nampa Presbyterian Church. I'rogrnm will in- presented by Dr. Hicbard Uadlorcl on -JOB years of Developing Music in America." MAMAS AND PAPAS 1IKET · The .March meeting of the Mamas and Papas Kosler Parent Organization will be held Thursday al II p.m. al Ihe Nampa office of Health and Wi-lfare. 5(« K. Florida Avenue, (iuesl speaker will be Dr. Mac Webb, former doctor nf psychology al N'\C. His topic will he on the emotional abuse of children. HAIUilOHSHOP CIIOKI'S The Nampa chapter of the SPKI!S()SA barbershop dinnis rehearses Thursday evening al H al Central School'. 121:1 Fiflh Street S. This chorus is open lo all males who would like to sing good elnsc- liannnny. Call -t(i7- 2iriB for mure information SPANISH CLASS The Mercy Medical (Vnler's Spanish class will be held on Thursday night at 7::iu in the cafeteria. FAMILY SCANNERS - Tin- regular meeting of Ihe Family Scanners will be at 7::W p.m Thursday at the- fnnim room at the- Caldwell Public Library. Mrs. Itcrniece Pedcr.son will present tin- program on "The World's Largest Ceiu-iilngy Library ilocaled in Salt Lnki- City . and How In I'se II." FRF,!-: DtlltSO LlfMHAK - A LADY HIT -- The Lady li'l'i: nearly new dorso lumbar will be will hold its anniversary dinner given free loanyoiiewhocnnii.se Thursday ,il Ir.lu p.m.' al || i( . il. Size: waist :I4. hip 42 Peach 'Tree Inn. Regular almost full-lenglh. For further Hireling will follow al llu- information call -li'Jl fi:l'Jfi. Woman's Cenlury Club. Instructions I M V K H M T V I ' A K K !'a · ('!'[· - fimnr Managi'menl Spr-oiiiliai- - i t IVniiMlvama sumi-rs dial ihr -,11111111! keep Ihe uiMi'uciniii lji"k tut come with u^ishini; m.nliiii''v mall appliances c.imiTa» ini! e\cn clolhing Thev S.U an appliance will ii[eraie hesl when inaintainr-d according lo the manufacturers inslrurtinns -\l^". .' niiinufac- lurer'sin.-irucli'inslC'll lhe fib.-r i-onlc-nl nf cloihmi! uenis .md how lln liiuilrl lie laundered or drv cleaned i "EVENING SPECIALS" HM..NEWVOKKSTCAX tc .. i»o. 5.i3 lUiS - T-BONE ff »r stui not 3.Zb WED B B S T £ « K ,j r . UOJ )4.jB THURS · PH.MERIB ft *r si«»* f^. i3 rw.-Minaow IHOUT tnt toi }J./3 W - MulhrocKr .. 10, S4.00 AfM ine/udtrf: Sa up, 5l'«tf. Ofl «1 MififllHtMMfolllo SUdDtV PAN FRIED J095 CHICKEN L IIKludt S|l*d lir NAMPA CHIEF RESTMIMTiLOVNCE · ul-*1fl.S..Hl*tftUltit CORRECTION! THE 12 IN. CORK PANELS ADVERTISED IN OUR CIRCULAR IN TUESDAY'S NEWSPAPER AS A 12 PACK FOR $2.44, SHOULD HAVE READ: 4 PACK FOR $2.44. WE ARE SORRY IF THIS HAS CAUSED ANY INCONVENIENCE TO YOU. KM An I General Manager Council nixes plan fo rec/assffy creek NAM I'A - City coum-il members were asked Monday iiiKliI In consider the issue of reclassifying Indian Creek. Their final decision was against rcL'lassifk-ation. A letter was received by Ihe couiK-il frail Sleven L. Lackey, engineer will) C1I2M Hi'll Kiifjii-i-m of Seattle, in wind] he wrote. "It is appropriate that Die I'ily roum-il officially ilwido whether or not la pursm- i ei'lassifk-aliim of Indian Creek ·it; requested by the major i-untrihuling industries." Kerl.'issificiilion (if the creel;, w liicli runs through the ccnler ol Namjiii. uould reduce Ihe w a s 1 e w a I c [· ( r e a l in e n I rc([iiircmcnls for llu- stream. Ihm-Iiy allo'-vitij! (lie efflueni from the treatment plant to flow into il instead of the 1'hyllis Drain. The engineer's letter outlined I wo advantages lor (he ^'classification and five disadvantages. An estimated SI.5 million would be siived in capital cost if the temperature standards ucre lowered: and another S.:i million would lie saved if ammonia limitations were reduced to Ihe levels required of (he Boise Itiver. The sccnnd advantage, according to the engineers, is ihal the current discharge could (low into the creek and negulialions with Hie Pioncn Irrigation Ifclrif i toallow iLvsrhargp lo 1)11- l'h His CaiKil and Nnlile Drain uo'.ikl not be nccos^ai) Listed iimong the disadvantages ol ii reclassificaiion were a possible fair lu six- month delay during (he appeal prwedure. which might cost S7UO (Kill-plus inllalion: waste luail allneulions wtmld he set for ilie neck am! il uuulrt "!)· likely" thai a different type of Irc.ilim-in proiess would be mandated in iln- future, and KI'A's "?rro discharge goal" maj uillijn lit-l.'r }·,» i«|iiin-a verj high wavie irealment cir cninpleteremmaliil «a-le Ironi the creek The Idler also said that iwlassificalimi nf Indian deck would he "iireteilesil-setting" in till 1 lowering n! cuncni (..m ilards. because nnlj lliri'i- streams in the stale now have louer standards t h a n those hindini! on liulian Creek lleclassifying Ihe stream would also make it less suitable for fish and ivildlile than H is now. ae- curding (o CII2M Hill. Near the close of the meeting. Councilman Marguerite Brown madeii motion not lo attempt to have Indian Creek reclassified. Il was passed iinanimoush In olhcr business, the council: -· Decider! lolnki- nu arlinn cm lol spliiimg. leaving the mailer up lo individual requests, as il is I H I W . - Denied a requesl for vacation ol par! of Nclanne Si. - Passed a motion giving Blyllie K. Hern, manager of Clark's Air Scmcc. « hicli holds a lease at Ihe Nampa Airport, permission lo install two 10.000- gallnn gas tanks at (lie airport, with the stipulation that in Ihe eu'nl that Clark's lease is nol renewed, llic cii will buy the tanks ti|ienetl hids for water pipes anil appurleiia-'ci-s So co:ilracl was aivariW. as tin- engineer's office requested time In review Ihe bids The Idling of the contract was slated for this allernoon - Following a public hearing, moved lo allow a variance at 1127 C Canyon for [.'on Keim lo build a second house on his lot. -- Heard a complaint from CJIt-n Hunt. Ml Maple, llial the strecl in front of Ihe Veterans of Foreign Wars building is con Initially flooded, and assured him that it would he taken care nf this w eek - Approved a request from the inspector's o f f i c e Ihal building permit lees be raised to 520 per square foot for houses and S7 per square foot for garages - Confirmed the appointment ol Elvin C. Fogleman. 216 N (iern S:.. to the Nampa Housing Authority. -- Authorised a public hearing on a sign v ariance for Honslead Motors. - Heard firs) readings of ordinances to annex and zone tight industrial the airport ex- lention property: to approve the assessment roll for LID 62: to establish s capital improvemenl fund: and to amend the public hearing procedure. ' ^ - Heard thesecond reading ot; an ordinance changing tKe boundaries of (he Natnpa' Municipal irrigation District. I.OHI (OHMI.I.KS. lef,. xa.npa High School s iu,ionl hodv secretary, presents a Sinn dieck lo Vi Curtis, vice prc-sidrm of (anynn County Pol Haven. The gift is Ihe result of a sixTM I sri vice project at the high sell nol. and will hr used In \ i-l Haven in its animal care programs. tSlaffl'hnloi u gimmick" is quality W'ner. ,3 U ihop'of eemral jr eond-i.c-ung ' »oj I' be olle'fd niani jin-c cli gi'U , 'tbn«i ci: BJ: ccn i o*gei wfni you. '« *!'" thf btil pjmpn«nt msial »·· iio- .lid ie p » :e See us. beL't yoo buy ' Din g -i-r c» i^q^ahi, UffY CENTRAL ""* AIR CONDITIONING FERDINAND METAL CO. tete/ndustr/a/Rd, 466-7881 SEE US FOR... "ACCLIMATIZED" GREEN PLANTS "HANGING PLANTS TERRARIUMS" "GREEN PUNTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING" OUR GREEN PLANTS WILL DO BETTER BECAUSE THEY ARE "ACCLIMATIZED "WE I'1H)\E FLO \VERS ANYWHERE NAMPA FLORAL 1211-2nd.St.S. Nampa Phone 466-3508

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