- Toledo Planning Commission Meets Tonight
- School District Board Convenes At Middle School
- Weekend Outlook
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Toledo Planning Commission met last night to approve business license renewals, consider establishing a fireworks ordinance, and discuss the GMA plan update.
Business License renewals were approved for GRT Tax & Accounting, Gallery 505, and DISH Network.
Planning Commissioners reviewed a fireworks application template as part of a fireworks policy and ordinance similar to nearby towns. Motion tabled pending further research.
Washington State mandated Growth Management Act Comprehensive Plan for City of Toledo won a 24-month extension beyond the December 2016 deadline. Commission reviewed the GMA Comp Plan guideline to updates, tabling discussion until City can meet with Senior Planner Paul Johnson.
City of Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in Council Chambers. Public welcome and invited to attend. For details or special accommodations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4564.
Toledo School Board of Directors enjoyed a tour of the Middle School as part of their board meeting, with student science projects juxtaposed with facility repairs needed.
Calendar for next school year was considered, including beginning one week earlier than last year.
Facilities repairs and upgrades were noted, grant applications underway to replace boilers, and kudos announced for the Toledo Rec group for re-roofing the dugouts at the high school.
Curriculum mandates regarding required HIV and AIDS teaching are already in place. Guidelines for expanding Human Sexuality topics raised several concerns, from opt-out choices and religious beliefs to whether the District ought to be engaging in widening the information on anatomy, reproduction, social and emotional impact of relations, pregnancy, and LGBTQ issues. Chairman Heidi Buswell offered a shrewd perspective on the last.
Personal and political opinions ignore the reality that some of our children will feel different from their classmates. Understanding and information is needed, rather than silence or judgement. In a word: Tolerance.
Buswell went on: All children need to know that every individual is supported, that shunning or bullying is not, and will not be accepted. This philosophy and policy is already extended to otherwise marginalized students as a matter of course.
Not all parents are able or willing to discuss these topics with their children. Said Buswell: “Do you want your kids learning about it (sex) from another 11 year old?”
A private agency offers up-to-date coursework that reflects new state guidelines, though one Board member reminded all that a nearby district saw several students pulled from school when instructors were accused of providing extraneous information, allegedly in response to questions from the classroom.
The Board agreed to hear a presentation from the agency offering the course before making any decision.
Toledo School District Board of Directors meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at the Middle School Library. Public invited to attend.
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- Saturday: ASB Breakfast @ Toledo High School
- Saturday: Kenny McEwen Life Celebration @ Senior Center
- Monday: Presidents Day, National Parks Free Day
- Tuesday: Toledo City Council Meets
- Tuesday: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting
Reservations required: Wednesday Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch features beef ravioli with bread stick, green salad and mandarin oranges, Friday fried chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans, biscuit and apple crisp. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana,firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-2112.
*Closed Monday for Presidents Day.
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