Education briefs for Sept. 14: Moffat County schools hold Picture Days

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The schools of Moffat County School District will be featuring Picture Days starting Monday and running through the following week. Order forms for parents from Lifetouch Portrait Studio already have been sent out for some schools or will be sent out as the week progresses. Students at Moffat County High School are reminded that participation is mandatory even for those planning to purchase separate senior portrait packages.

Here is the schedule of picture days and, if necessary, retake days.

School — Picture date, retake date

■ Sunset Elementary School — Monday, Oct. 22

■ Sandrock Elementary School — Tuesday, Oct. 25

■ Moffat County High School — Wednesday, Oct. 23

■ Ridgeview Elementary School — Thursday morning, Oct. 24

■ Maybell Elementary School — Thursday afternoon, N/A

■ East Elementary School — Sept. 23, Oct. 30

■ Craig Middle School — Sept. 24, Oct. 28

Calvary Baptist School also will offer its own Picture Days on Oct. 1, 2 and 3 provided by local business Lifetime Photography.

Call your child’s school for any additional information, or visit www.lifetouch.com.

PERA retirees to meet at American Legion

There will be a meeting for local members of Colorado School and Public Employees Retirement Association at 4 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Jim Haptonstall, a representative of PERA, will be in Craig to bring current PERA retirees to date about some of the future threats against the retirement system that are being discussed by political groups across the state.

For more information, call JoAnn Baxter at 970-824-3049 or Sandie Johns at 970-824-7455.

Colorado senator pushes for energy efficiency in schools

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, urged his colleagues to pass his proposal with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to encourage schools to become more energy efficient and to streamline federal programs throughout the executive branch to make them more cost-effective, according to a press release.

"This is a bipartisan amendment. It will help streamline efforts to improve the energy efficiency of our nation’s schools, while most importantly, strengthening our children’s education," Udall said in a statement.

The deficit-neutral amendment is one of several Udall introduced to bipartisan energy-efficiency legislation that currently is before the U.S. Senate. Udall’s bipartisan amendment is based on a standalone bill he introduced earlier this year, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act.

Submit education-related briefs to Andy Bockelman at abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com.

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