Sunday, October 13, 2019

BUSD discusses options, including school closure

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee Unified School District governing board met Monday night for a work session to discuss options for the district, including closing Lowell Junior High School.
The district is currently operating three schools with a total enrollment of 700 students and is using the former middle school on Melody Lane for the district offices.
Before the board began discussing options for reducing costs, members of the public spoke, and all of them said it was a bad idea to close Lowell. They also questioned how that would save the district money since there are still costs to maintain a building even when it’s close full story (e-subscribers only)

Inspectors sign off on violations at Community Y Tenants say there are still problems

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
After being served with a notice of violation, the Bisbee Community Y has corrected the problems, as well as a few others that would have resulted in a second notice of violation.
Joe Ward,  Bisbee’s building inspector, said he and Fire Captain James Richardson inspected the building on Oct. 4, and the problems identified in the notice of violation had been addressed.
According to the notice that Ward issued, the building at 26 Howell Ave. had not been maintained in a safe condition. Violations that needed to be corrected included a lack of certification of the fire alarm system, outdated fire extinguishers a full story (e-subscribers only)

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