County should focus on greater good

-A A +A
By The Staff

It was disheartening to hear that the school district feels that Los Alamos County is playing hard ball with our schools. Instead of reaching an agreement on the Trinity Site Project that will serve the schools, and thus the entire community, the county appears to have chosen to serve itself.


At Tuesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Mary McLeod and School Board Vice President Joan Ahlers said they have had many meetings with the county, have seen document revision after document revision and they expressed their disappointment at the direction the county is taking.


Having just gone through the latest revisions, Ahlers said there were a lot of changes from the county that the school board will just have to muddle through. Items that were not part of the original discussions


Board President Steve Girrens expressed his dismay saying he feels the schools and county have lost their way from the original focus. McLeod and Ahlers are turning into human change control machines, saying that’s not what he had in mind and that something’s got to be done.


School Board member Alison Beckman has been involved in the process of working with the county on the project since its inception a couple of years ago and she has expressed total frustration.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday