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— South Lake Tahoe

Teacher-layoff deadline looms

A possible decision to cut more than 17 full-time equivalent teacher positions, a report on the four-by-four high school schedule and discussion on a proposed administrative intern program are some of the issues for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight.

The resolution to dismiss eight elementary teachers, a sixth-grade teacher, an administrative position and 46 sections of subject offerings at the middle and high schools is needed because of declining enrollment.

Per state law, notices of teachers who will be let go or have jobs reduced must be sent out by March 15.

The four-by-four schedule is a change intended to give students more flexibility in classes. The intern program is designed for teachers interested in becoming administrators. Other agenda items include a report on the alternative education program and an adoption of the 2006-07 school calendar.

The meeting is scheduled to begin tonight at 6 at district offices at 1021 Al Tahoe Blvd.

— South Lake Tahoe

Event features DA candidate

An introduction to Vern Pierson, candidate for district attorney, is scheduled today at 8:30 a.m. at the Black Bear Inn on Ski Run Boulevard.

The hosts are City Councilman Ted Long and Black Bear Inn Owner Jerry Birdwell. The public is invited to the event.

— Sacramento

Faith-based plan introduced

Proposing a state version to a White House program, Assemblyman Tim Leslie, R-Tahoe City, introduced a bill to create the Governor’s Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives, his office announced last week.

AB2704 aims to have the office establish a clearinghouse of information on federal, state and local funding for charitable services. It would also urge organizations to seek public funding for charitable services and act as a liaison between state agencies and organizations.

Leslie’s office reported that of the 135,479 nonprofit organizations in California, the state only received $114.5 million of the $1.4 billion federal funds distributed. Leslie calculated that per capita California is due another $64.9 million.

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