Contentious RFP for animal care services discussed at work session

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

A Bisbee City Council work session started off on the wrong foot when 25 people submitted letters to be read during call to the public at a work session Monday night only to find out that there is no call to the public for a work session.

Councilwoman Joni Giacomino said it was misleading to the public since it was stated on the agenda sent out about the work session that citizens could be recognized to speak if they sign up ahead of time, but Mayor David Smith said it was not stated under the agenda portion of the document that there would be a call to the public allowed and that a call to the public is not part of a work session.

City Clerk Ashlee Coronado apologized for any confusion about the call to the public stating she should have pulled that statement from the notice that….read full story (online subscribers only)

BUSD, students and parents are struggling with online learning

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

With the first quarter of school coming to a close for Bisbee Unified School District Superintendent Thomas Woody said the hybrid model continues to be a tricky juggling act and students doing online schooling are struggling.

Woody and the three school principals explained the challenges at the October BUSD governing board meeting last week where they shared their concerns with lack of student online performance learning.

Woody addressed the challenges including the lack of Chromebooks, student participation in completing classes, logging on and parents who are stressed about how to juggle online learning with their child…read full story (online subscribers only)

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