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Wednesday January 21, 2015

District may expand language immersion
Encouraged by the success of the language immersion program, the Jefferson Joint District #251 Board of Trustees gave permission to explore expanding the program to Roberts Elementary School.Director of Curriculum and Instruction Michele Southwick presented a plan to the board at its meeting Jan. 14, which would place a Spanish-language two-way ...

Lamoreaux named Rigby Employee of the Year, other business
Rigby Mayor Jason Richardson named Public Works Director Rick Lamoreaux the 2014 Rigby Employee of the Year at the Jan. 8 Rigby City Council meeting, he also gave his thoughts on an upcoming change to the county’s personnel policy.Richardson said that he has been impressed by how many employees help him understand the inner workings of the ...

Raymond sets goals for Jefferson County
Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jerald Raymond set two goals for the county: get out of leasing buildings and complete financial auditing and budgeting on time.Raymond said that he would like to see progress made on purchasing buildings for the county’s probation, prosecutor’s office, and other departments housed in leased or ...

District implementing political policy
Jefferson Joint School District #251 will look to change the way it allows political groups to function on school property.The district's new policy, called the "Political Neutrality Relating to Political Parties and Candidates," will require groups or candidates to receive written permission from the superintendent or a designee before they can ...

School fundraiser to aid students who lost items in house fire
A Rigby family’s Christmas holiday was interrupted by a fire which consumed a portion of the their home and destroyed possessions.To help the family of four, including two students at Rigby High School, the school has begun collecting money and household items, including clothing, which were destroyed during the fire.According to a Central Fire ...

Lions hold annual Mid-Winter Convention
The District 39E Lions 2014-2015 Mid-Winter Convention was held this past weekend at the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel. Following the convention twenty Lions, along with their Convention International Director Guest and husband, Cindy and Torri, of Belle Vernon, Pa., left Pocatello Sunday for West Yellowstone, Mont., where the group traveled by Snow ...

County planning and zoning to get independent counsel
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners passed by resolution a Declaration of Necessity in order to allow the county’s planning and zoning to hire an outside attorney.At the Jan. 12 commissioners meeting Prosecuting Attorney Robin Dunn presented the Resolution, saying that he believed that the Planning and Zoning Commission should seek ...

County may switch internet provider
Jefferson County will look to switch to a local internet service provider after it agreed to allow Fybercom to install a radio transmitter on a tower outside of the sheriff’s office.The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners signed a contract to allow the local internet provider to install the transmitter, after they said they believed it would ...

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