December 15, 2017
From Jenny Haberlin, Chief Business Official
NEWS RELEASE – RIM OF THE WORLD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DELIVER ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT THOUSAND IN TAX RELIEF TO THE COMMUNITY
On December 12, 2017, the Rim of the World Unified School District finalized the sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds that will deliver more than$1,838,000 taxpayer relief to the community over the next twenty years.
The District refinanced General Obligation Bonds (“GO Bonds”) issued under Measure W, approved by voters in November 2008. The District achieved the savings without extending the term of the originally issued GO Bonds.
Under state law, all savings from the Measure W bond refinancing will go directly to the taxpayers. The District will not receive any additional funds.
From Lauren Tovar, Principal, Valley of Enchantment Elementary School
Valley of Enchantment Elementary School has been approved as an official cooperative weather observer for the National Weather Service, NOAA, COCORAHS. This means that our school is responsible for measuring the precipitation in the form of rain or snow for the Crestline community, and reporting it daily to the National Weather Service office in San Diego, CA. The students will be responsible for daily observing and recording the data from the rain gages and snowboard to eventually produce a graph of the precipitation in this area. This project is beginning with our 3rd-grade students this year but will continue year after year.
On Thursday, December 14, 2017, two representatives from the NOAA office in San Diego, Ca. came and presented the equipment to our 3rd-grade classes. Their presentation was a hands-on learning experience in how to use the rain gages and snowboard to measure both rain and snowfall. The students were excited to learn about the equipment, their new responsibilities, and asked amazing weather-related questions. We at Valley of Enchantment are eager to begin this new project and to expose our students to real-world applications of the content that they are learning.