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2008-08-29 09:00:52

By JAMAR YOUNGER CIENEGA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BUILD NEW FACILITY The Vail School District's preschool special-education program has more space to operate since the district opened a new facility last month on the Cienega High School campus. The program now has two locations - one at Cienega and another at the district's main office - to serve both mainstream preschool students and preschool students with mental and physical disabilities. The Cienega site provides all-day child care to...

2008-08-01 09:00:53

By JAMAR YOUNGER DISTRICT POLICIES VARY ON SUPPLIES STUDENTS MUST HAVE AND ON ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN CLASSROOMS When most Tucson-area students return to school next month, they likely will need to put more than the usual notebooks, pens and paper in their backpacks. Teachers at all grade levels either require or recommend that students bring a variety of additional supplies, ranging from water bottles and sandwich bags to dry-erase boards and markers. Students also need to be aware of...

2008-07-31 06:00:48

By Jamar Younger, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 31--An influx of open-enrollment students might force the Catalina Foothills School District to add more classes or teachers at its high school. The district has received about 730 open-enrollment applications districtwide from students new to the district. Catalina Foothills High School had about 130 new open- enrollment applicants for the upcoming year, and 61 of those students have registered, said Principal Loren Rathert....

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By JAMAR YOUNGER TV'S STATE AID DECLINES; FOOTHILLS LOSING CUSTODIAN, LIBRARY POSITIONS The Catalina Foothills School District adopted a budget that cuts library and custodial staffs, while Tanque Verde's new budget reflects a loss of funds for districts with declining enrollment. Catalina Foothills cut two elementary school library positions, two custodial positions at the two middle schools, the equivalent of nearly three classified positions at the high school and some...

2008-07-18 09:01:02

By JAMAR YOUNGER If the Sahuarita and Vail school districts want to build new schools this year, they will have to do it without help from the state. The Legislature approved a budget about two weeks ago that does not allocate money for new school construction or land acquisitions for the new fiscal year, which began July 1. As a result, Vail and Sahuarita will get no money from the state School Facilities Board to build a new middle and high school, respectively. Vail will still...

2008-07-18 09:01:02

By JAMAR YOUNGER State budget sets aside no funds for construction, land Three Tucson-area school districts will not receive money they had hoped to get from the state this year to build new schools. The Sunnyside, Sahuarita and Vail districts will have to wait until next year for state funds or find other sources of money to build their new schools. The Legislature approved a budget last month that does not allocate money for new school construction or land acquisitions for the new...

2008-07-17 06:00:39

By Jamar Younger, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 17--Sopori Elementary School will have help monitoring its campus and the surrounding areas when school begins next month. The Sahuarita Unified School District will install up to 15 cameras at the elementary school in Amado, which was locked down twice in a two-week span last spring because of border-related incidents. The installation of the cameras at Sopori is part of a districtwide effort to provide more security at its...

2008-07-10 15:00:47

By Jamar Younger, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 10--For the second year in a row, the Vail School District is facing a teacher shortage because of a lack of qualified applicants and a steady increase in student population. The district needs to fill about 15 teaching positions, or it will likely use long-term substitutes when school begins this month. Elementary and middle school students return July 14, and high school students come back July 18. Vail operates on a year-round...

2008-07-10 15:00:47

By Jamar Younger, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 10--If the Sahuarita and Vail school districts want to build new schools this year, they will have to do it without help from the state. The Legislature approved a budget about two weeks ago that does not allocate money for new school construction or land acquisitions for the new fiscal year, which began July 1. As a result, Vail and Sahuarita will get no money from the state School Facilities Board to build a new middle and high...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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