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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY I 6, 2014 n]-ib At A 1 J. ,,L I , .L ,. ,I. L--I L,..I J--S DJ L_F aL r L J_ . , .L  J. l .l J. V i.  .Z ,L "J .L,t J. top priorities of the district are as follows: Increase program offerings and staff. Proactively address facility issues Additional space Safety/security Park River Area School Superintendent Kirk Ham said that none of these findings were too sur- prising because as they went through this process, beginning with the strategic planning ses- sions last January, these concerns echoed through each meeting. Problem areas cited for program offerings and staffneeds include a lack of art curriculum, tech coordinator, and elementary councilor. Some pos- sible goals discussed were to recruit and retain quality staff, add gifted and talented programs and meet the needs of economically challenged students. Bergeron and Chiodo used codes regulations and best practices as well as standards set forth by Minnesota state guidelines, because North Dakota does not have a set standard, to address and found facility issues which need to be ad- dressed. Problem areas cited include improved heating and cooling, lunchroom flow and serv- ing, more natural light in elementary and a lack of kid sized restrooms in the elementary. Space needs were a big concern in the ele- mentary. Classroom, officer, meeting and stor- age space all were concerns including a need for z -----'T-_T-'ET--T--'- -_-_='=7-_..'Y _.__--_ z these problems. Substance abuse problems are complex; multiple factors and conditions contribute to their initiation and escalation. By creating a multi-faceted plan driv- en by the data found in the com- munity Needs Assessment, our ef- forts are more likely to succeed. The Strategic Prevention Frame- work State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) is an infrastructure grant pro- gram of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis- tration (SAMHSA). The funding is to support states, tribes, and com- munities in building a solid foun- dation for delivering and sustaining effective substance abuse preven- tion. Grant funds run through Sep- tember of 2015. Walsh County Health District is larger spacers for special education. They also found a desire to address the inefficiency of the elementary gymnasium space. The last concern on the list was one that one board member said wasn't a problem 15 years ago, but now, security is one the mind of many parents and students alike. Problem areas cited included a lack of a main entrance to the facil- ity, a need for secure entrances, and concern over the elementary drop off and pick up safety and congestion. In addition to the facility assessment, Berg- eron and Chiodo also presented the board with a breakdown of the district's demographics. The projections for the district, as it stands following the reorganization of Park River and Adams, are assuming no changes in the district boundary, continued decline in Walsh County's population, open enrollment dynamics both in and out, sim- ilar patterns of grade to grade succession rates, and that incoming kindergarten classes reflect the district current proportion of county births. What they found is that over the past ten years Park River has seen an increase in enrollment and an the next ten years the district will see relatively constant enrollment numbers. The district should remain the second largest district by student pop- ulation in Walsh County. Jeff Morrau from Artekta Architects in Far- go presented a conceptual drawing with some hy- pathetical solutions to the needs of the school by renovating some of the current space and adding on to other areas. Bergeron explained that finding ways to ren- ovate rather than expand would be the best way to save on the final price tag. Bergeron, whose job is to find the money to address the needs of each project presented the school board with an aggressive plan, which would result in con- stmction next summer and explained that ulti- mately the decisions are up to the district. Ham expressed his concern over moving too fast, a sentiment that other board members shared explaining that if they are to move for- ward with changes to the facility, they want to make sure that they are done right. The board took no action at that time regarding the immediate advancement of the plan. "It is our feeling that we need to slow down and take our time before we make any decisions regarding our facility." Ham said. "FJJ Solutions will be at our regularly scheduled meeting on July 28 at 5:30. At that time rather than looking at any costs, the board will engage in a discussion re- garding the priorities and the concept of any fa- cility changes. This probably means that any changes will not occur next summer but we want to take our time and get it right." i !i i!  i ;!i:i :!:! , ! ! ? i;i!ilili:!iiiii!il receiving $ 129,834 through the grant to combat underage drinking and adult binge drinking. If you would like to be involved with these community substance abuse prevention efforts, contact Wanda Kratochvil @ 352-5139 or wkra- "We would like to do a North route, a Central route and a South route to join the east path with the west path," Hylden said. "It may take a number of years to put together the funds to accomplish this, but there is no time like the present to start raising funds." The first Bike Path Expansion fundraiser was the Fun Run/Walk held during the July 4 festivities in Park River. It brought in 57 participants. Anyone wishing to make donations directly to the project can send them to: PR Bike Path Fund, PC Box 150, Park River, ND 58270. lgpk or -ore purchased a our goes here Call 284,6333 t0day f0r rates, MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS OF GRAFTON, ND is currently offering full-timeproduction employment for those 18 years of age or older. 1st Shift 6:00am-2:3Opm (Monday through Friday) Overtime as needed 2nd Shift 3:30pm-2:OOam (Monday through lhursdays) Overtime as needed Starting Wage: $12.00 per hour + $1.25 differential pay for 2nd shift $.50 increase after 3 months $.25 increase after 6 months $.25 increase after 1 year Excellent benefits for Full lime: Heatlh, Dental, Life Insurance, Disability, Flex Benefits, Vacation lime, 9 paid Holidays, Direct Deposits, 401K and Profit Sharing. 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Walsh County Gun Club Youth Instructional League Will run Tuesday, July 22, Tuesday, July 29, Tuesday, August 5 $25 entry fee Club pays for shells and targets. Open to all Junior High and High School students. Hunter safety not required. For more information call Josh at 331-1862 North Coop North Star Coop Store Manager Position available in our Park River location Responsibilities include: Supervising day-to-day activity of hard- ware, convenience store, off-sale, kitchen, retail petroleum sales, and scheduling. Computer experience necessary. Must have valid driver's license. CDL not re- quired but would be helpful. Offering competitive salary with excel- lent benefit package. Deadline to apply is August 1st, 2014 To apply, pick up an application in the office in Park River or Cavalier or call 265-3373 or 265-2603 and ask for Jim. 00of Noah Dakota ;-t h Your classified ad will appear in all 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers for only Call your newspaper or 1-866-685-8889 for details HELP WANTED NEWSPAPER CAREER OPPORTUNI- TIES. Wick Communications has several newspaper job openings in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. Please visit our website for details, www.wickcommu- THE LAKOTA SCHOOL DISTRICT is looking for an Agriculture or Construction Trades Instructor for the 2014-15 school year. Contact Joe Harder at 701-247-2992. ELECTRONICS INSTRUCTOR. LAKE Region State College, Devils Lake, ND. Seeking applicants for a full-time or part- time Electronics Instructor. Salary depends on qualifications. First screening July 18, 2014. Open until filled. For more informa- tion, please see our website at HELP WANTED - CITY of Steele has two positions available - City Auditor and Maintenance. Send resumes to PC Box 346, Steele, ND 58482; 701-891-0003; or RAILROAD VEGETATION CONTROL: Full-time traveling opportunity, 60-80 hours/week, $11 -$15/hour, meal allowance, paid lodging & benefit package. RAW, Inc. in Cooperstown, ND - 888.700.0292 I I info@rawappli- MECHANIC AND / OR CDL / hazmat driver needed. Farmers Union Oil Com- pany of Fessenden, ND. 701-547-3793. WECKERLY FARMS OF Hurdsfield, ND, has an opening for a full-time, year round equipment operator and mechanic to work with newer equipment: tractors, com- bines and sprayers equipped with GPS, auto-steer and monitors. Applicant should be self-motivated and willing to learn. Salary depends largely on experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid va- cation time, competitive salary with year- end bonus potential. Housing available. A degree in precision ag, farm and ranch management, diesel tech or agronomy would all be valuable to this position as we are willing and able to tailor this opportu- nity to the right applicant's skill set. If inter- ested, please contact Chad at 701-962-3343. IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR an experi- enced truck driver! Competitive compen- sation package including benefits, vacation time and performance bonuses. Freight Solutions of Hurdsfield, ND, specializes in hopper and liquid freight, hauling bulk ag commodities. We are seeking a qualified, professional driver to join our company. Tanker and NH3 experience preferred but not required. Must be able to drive to Canada. If you are looking for reliable work with a family-owned company, call Chad at 701-962-3302 or visit freightsolution- JOHNSON FARMS TRUCKING, Wal- halla, ND, is looking for OTR drivers and owner operators. Drivers making $60,000+. New 2012 trucks. Nor northeast runs. Call 800-437-5349. 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