99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, 2/14/12
POTSDAM SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER WANTS RESEARCH ON RESTRUCTURING GRADE LEVELS--Thomas Hobbs, Chair of the Cost Savings Subcommittee of the Potsdam School Board Finance Committee, said Monday he wants staff to provide data on what it might be like to have grades Kindergarten through 6 in one building, and 7-12 in another--in other words, eliminate the separate middle level grouping for grades 5-8. The school district is looking at a projected 1.4 million-dollar deficit for 2012-2013 and across-the-board staffing and program cuts. Hobbs says 7th and 8th grade teachers are certified 7-12, so grouping 7-12 would help ease projected cuts in core subjects especially. Middle School Principal Jamie Cruikshank says the Potsdam middle level program is viewed as a nationwide model, and one of the reasons why the school district excels.
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Steven Parker--61--Bangor. Services 7pm Wednesday at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop with calling hour 6-7pm.
David Shampine--86--Waddington. Informal Reception Sunday 2/19 1-4pm at the Waddington American Legion. Arrangements are with Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington.
Calvin Denhoff--67--Canton. Services 11am Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours tonight 6-8pm
Ann Howlett--78--Potsdam. Service 11am Friday at Trinity Church, Potsdam. Calling hours Thursday 4-7pm at Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam. Mrs. Howlett was a well-known, long-time teacher at Norwood-Norfolk Central School.
Samuel LaFleur--53--Stockholm. Services in the spring at graveside in West Stockholm Cemetery; memorial service will be private. Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Merrick--80--Potsdam. Burial in the spring; calling hours at Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam 4-8pm Wednesday.