Bess Maxwell Elementary School will get an additional preschool class next fall, allowing the district to serve an additional 32 students.
The Del Norte County Unified School District Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously approved the additional preschool class, which included hiring three classified employees. Funding for the new preschool class will come from additional money the district expects to receive from the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula, according to Superintendent Don Olson.
A police car is posted outside Crescent Elk Middle School on Tuesday morning while an apparent threat against a school in Del Norte County was being investigated. Del Norte Triplicate/Michael Zogg
The Del Norte County Unified School District is no longer on high alert after a high school student admitted to posting a message on the internet that had local schools and law enforcement on the lookout, school officials said.
The message that caught law enforcement’s attention was posted on the social media site whisper.com. Whisper allows users to anonymously post a message and a photo to the website.
Law enforcement was informed of a message that read, “I have planned the deaths for over half the people at my school,” according to assistant superintendent Jeff Napier.
Vehicles that have come to pick up students at Redwood School are backed up on Lake Earl Drive. The school’s parking and loading areas were designed for an enrollment of 350–400 students, but the school currently has a population of 492. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
School district officials on Thursday decided to restrict the number of students that will attend Redwood School next fall, giving priority to children who live within the school’s boundaries and those whose siblings are enrolled.
Members of organizations from around Del Norte and Curry County that fight for victims rights and wellbeing gathered at the annual Crime Victims’ Rights Luncheon in the Pelican Bay State Prison cafeteria on Thursday.
City places moratorium on new stores as options weighed
A month after 90 elementary school students brought their concerns about tobacco to City Hall, the Crescent City Council on Monday enacted a 45-day moratorium on new tobacco retailers and liquor stores.