Monday, November 30, 2015

BUSD looks at cost for four-day versus five-day week

By Dianna Bradshaw
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee Unified School District received data on what the costs are relating to four-day versus five-day school weeks as well as where the district is financially at the Nov. 10 meeting.
BUSD Acting Business Manager Jeanne Herbert presented the board with the results of her research regarding what costs the district would see if it decided to go back to a five-day school week.
“The additional cost that you can’t put a price on is the fifth day of substitutes. Right now we don’t have to pay them for that fifth day so that is a saving but you can’t put a number on it. And then out of curiosity I did che full story (e-subscribers only)

Bisbee celebrates holiday season with Festival of Lights

The Annual Festival of Lights is here once again. We will be celebrating our 27th year of fun and tradition. This event will take place in conjunction with A Small Town Holiday hosted by Bisbee After 5. The Festival of Lights will be held at City Park on Friday, Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving. The Small Town Holiday will be held on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 28, throughout Historic Old Bisbee.
The Festival of Lights will be held in conjunction with a Craft and Food Fair beginning at noon in City Park. An ornament-making and letter to Santa workshop will be held for the kids from noon until 2 p.m. (children will be able to mail their l full story (e-subscribers only)

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