During its annual retreat session Saturday, where the Los Alamos School Board discussed future projects and sets priorities for the upcoming school year, the board officialy convened to conduct a piece of crucial business.
The board, with Secretary Matt Williams abstaining, voted to give seed money to the Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers, the middle school's speech and debate team. The board voted to give the team $7000. The board also voted to transfer $10,000 to the high school and middle school's "23000 Account" to be used by any school club or organization specifically for reserving charter buses just in case a school bus is not available for an upcoming trip.
According to school officials the practice of using charter buses is a common one for all extracurricular activities, especially at the height of the district's sports and tournament seasons. It's hoped that having the extra $10,000 in the account no school club or team that regularly uses transportation for regional competition will be without a bus to get it there.
Los Alamos School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie was glad they were able to find the money, knowing what it will be used for.