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    2 April 11, 1996
Warm Springs. Oregon
Spilyay Tymoo
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Children's Protective Services hires new supervisor
Painting Crew
Members of the United Church of Christ out of the Corvallis area
volunteered to come to Warm Springs and do some house painting
last week. The church members did interior painting on five HUD
houses and cleaned up debris around two other homes. The crew
also did some painting on the Presbyterian Church for. The
Housing Department expresses their thanks to all the crew
members for the exhausting work they did for the community. The
tribal Housing Department furnished the supplies used in the
project.
Volunteers needed!
Warm Springs Aiyat and Mayansma Wapaats
The Women and Children's Shelter will be opening soon, and we are
in need of volunteer support from the community. Volunteers will be
provided training to obtain First AidCPR Certificate, Food Handling
Certificate and COBRA Volunteer training.
; Below is a list of just a few of the areas available:
In-shelter Women's Advocate In-Shelter Children's Advocate
Transport Volunteer Court Advocate
Support Group Facilitator Hotline Advocate Tutors
Your assistance is not limited to the above list of positions. If you are
interested in volunteering, please contact Pamela Oakes at 553-2293.
Thank you!
For further information, call the Warm Springs Aiyat and
Mayansma Wapaats program office at 553-2294.
Seatbelt presentation to be held
across the country and motivated stu
dents to buckle up. His vivid recol-
by the Community Health
Education TeamA.J.
In the efforts to allow the commu
nity to become aware of the use of
seatbelts and the dangers of drinking
and driving. We will have the oppor
tunity to witness a very eye opening
presentation to take place at the El
ementary School.
We are very pleased to have this
special guest speaker appear in the
local area. Mr. Richard Malone is a
Senior Deputy Medical Investigator
for the State of New Mexico. He is
assigned to Northwest New Mexico
and provides death investigation ser
vices in an area of about 5,500 square
miles, including much of the Navajo
Nation. In the 16 years as a medical
investigator Richard Malone has in
vestigated over 2100 deaths includ
ing more than 600 vehicle crashes.
He is a nationally recognized in
structor in the field of motor vehicle
crash investigations and injury pre
vention. In the past ten years he has
spoke to over 15,000 people includ
ing over 3,000 high school students
in 14 states about the hazards of
drinking and driving and the impor
tance of wearing a seatbelt.
Through life stories of his experi
ences investigating the deaths of
young people in motor vehicle colli
sions he has captivated audiences
lections of notifying mothers and
fathers of the death of a child leave
few dry eyes in the audience.
We invite you to attend his pre
sentation at the Elementary School
Gymnasium on April 18, 1996 at
8:45 to 9: 15 a.m. and 9: 15 to 10 a.m.
We are hoping that he will be able to
do apresentation at the Middle School
during the afternoon of April 18th
and the Senior High School on April
19th. We are waiting for a response
from the two schools. He hopes that
he will have the opportunity to do a
presentation at the High School. He
feels that he can really touch the
older age groups as his presentations
get stronger and the use of his slides
become more graphic.
As a witness to his presentation,
he is very captivating and grabs your
attention without any problem. After
his presentation you will want to
buckle up, because you can not be
lieve how lucky you and your pas
sengers have been. And it will surely
open the eyes of parents if they thing
their son or daughter is in school or at
a friends house like they are suppose
to be.
This is one presentation you will
not want to miss. So mark your calendars.
Spilyay Tymoo
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Spilyay Tymoo 1996
Nicole Clemens was hired as
Children's Protective Services
Supervisor March 18, 1996. This
position was vacated in early
December by Carol Parra, who had
been there many years.
Nicole is the daughter of Barbara
Yaw and the granddaughter of Hiram
Smith. She grew up in Madras and
moved to Warm Springs in 1989.
Clemens reigned as 199 1 Miss Warm
Springs during her first year at COCC.
She has a three-year-old daughter,
Aidcn Clemens, who is enrolled at
ECE.
Nicole feels fortunate for the
opportunity to work in a job that her
college education was geared for. "It
is sooner than I anticipated but it's
just such an opportunity to work in a
supervisory position in a very
important established department."
She feels very comfortable with her
staff and hasn't had any problems.
There was concern about her age,
but, she has a lot of experience in this
field.
It is a lateral position to Linda
Thompson, supervisor to CPS center
employees. They network, as far as
placements and getting ch drcn back
into their homes, or placing them as
soon as possible.
Nicole feels she has a little less
experience in supervisory skills.
Since being hired she is feeling the
water about her staff, working and
developing a plan with her director
for on-the-job training to help
strengthen her supervisory skills.
Nicole has immediate supervision
of five case workers and two
specialists. She will assure that
caseworkers are serving their clients
efficiently, within the established
guidelines and in a timely manner.
She will be doing random quality
assurance on existing cases, solely
for purposes of following procedure.
She will help caseworkers network
in a managerial level with other
departments. She also will be doing
statistics, monthly reports and
monitoring new cases. She evaluates
any referrals that come into the office
and assigns them to a caseworker.
She is available to any concerned
going back to get her graduate degree.
When the CPS position became
available, she saw the opportunity to
work in her chosen field. She says,
"If I went back to college and came
back, this position would already be
filled for maybe ten years."
Her job experience includes her
work in the summer youth program.
Each year she worked at the clinic,
every year in different areas to gain
experience. She graduated from
college and started at Indian Head
Gaming as a Marketing Intern, as
well as a card dealer. She was the
"April is Child Abuse
Prevention month"
community members.
Nicole went to COCC for two
years beginning in 1991 during her
reign as Miss Warm Springs. She
then transferred to Portland State
University where she graduated in
1995 with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Social Science.
Her classes at Portland State
emphasized child development,
psychology and anthropology of
minorities. She tailor-made her
degree is social sciences to work
with Indian children and
administration of human services.
Nicole anticipated working at
gaming for a couple of years before
blackjack supervisor for about five
weeks before her current position.
Nicole hopes to bring to the
department some new ideas and make
a natural progression or evolution in
changing with the times. She says,
"This is a very strong productive
department, I'm really pleased that I
applied and I'm very impressed with
the high level of confidentiality in
customer service that this office
delivers."
The biggest challenge is that this
position has been vacated for so long
with such a high caseload. Since
Martie Markgraf was acting
supervisor, some of her cases were
Broaden your horizons with
a COCC spring term class
distributed to other caseworkers.
"There is a lot of work to do and I
admire the people who work here."
She also hopes to streamline any
kind of communication and tighten
up and put heavy focus on customer
service. "We're looking at
implementing a family unity model
of human services, which doesn't
apply directly to this department. This
is throughout the reservation. We do
a lot networking-school systems,
state offices, social services,
community counseling and ECE.
We're looking at developing some
sort of model to family unity. That's
our ultimate goal-to keep families
together."
She goes on to say, "We are an
agency designed to protect the
welfare and interests of children who
may be abused or neglected. To unite
families. Intervention docs not mean
breaking up a family. I'd like us not
to be perceived that way. We really
want to keep families together. . .
family preservation. Anything I can
do to make people aware of what a
resource we are rather than the
negative image Children's Protective
Services is, would be great."
They are also in the process of
starting small training sessions to
help other departments in the
community to understand the
procedure about reporting suspected
neglect or abuse.
Nicole is very impressed with
positive parenting groups offered at
the ECE as the classes are using
"current, new information." She
would like to see more of that kind of
training.
Extended hours for GEDABE program
Central Oregon Community Col
lege is offering the following classes
during Spring term at the Warm
Springs College Center.
Perfecting Presentations
Learn techniques and tactics that
will enable you to become more con
fident and effective in communicat
ing information to groups. Emphasis
will be given to both the speaking
component and to the use of visual
and other media aids which help to
produce dynamic presentations.
Starts April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Cost
is $25.00. Class will be held for six
weeks with instructors Scott McLean
and John Hicks.
Step Up to WordPerfect 6.1
Windows
Designed for students who are
familiar with WordPerfect and the
, use of a mouse. This class will help
participants make the transition form
WordPerfect in the "older" DOS en
vironment to the newest versions of
this wordprocessing program which
operates in a Windows atmosphere.
Class starts April 156 at 6:30p.m.
Cost is $32. The four-week class is
taught by Mike Lofting.
Typing On The Computer
You talk to a computer with your
hands. Learn to make your wishes
known with speed and accuracy us
ing the keyboard. Self-paced learn
ing equally suitable for beginners
and those who are more experienced
but wish to refine their technique.
Starts April 18at6:30p.m.Costis
$31. Six-week class is taught by
Marilyn R. Hart.
Payment must be made at time of
registration. Registration must be
completed four working days before
a given class starts. Registration is
now open register early the
sooner the better. For information,
call 553-1428 or come by the Educa
tion Center at 1 1 10 Wasco.
Spring GED registration began
April 2. Additional GED time slots
are now available. Drop by the Cen
ter to see what else is available.
Alternative Learning Opportunity
funding provides increased hours of
instruction for all interested GED
and ABE students April 1 through
June 30, 1996.
Handa OO math, begin at your
current level. Learn new math skills
and concepts through a variety of
lightning drills, games and even com
puter activities. This is an excellent
class for parents who may want to
share these games with their chil
dren. We will cover basic arithmetic
plus, "Oh no" not fractions! Where's
the point? Decimals fall into place,
XYnot algebra made easy and fun
for everyone. Geometry on the job
(and at home), Manage your money.
All math requirements on the GED
will be covered as well as word prob
lem strategies. This is the class for
everyone who HATES math. Stu
dents may bring a personal calcula
tor for some selected activities.
Power writing A. step by step
EVEN
THE SAFEST
CAR SEAT
WMT
PROTECT
YOUR CHILD
IF IT'S
NOT USED
CORRECTLY!
Misuse rates in Oregon
are running 85 percent!
Yet we know that child safety seats,
when used correctly, are 71 percent
effective in preventing fatalities.
As your child grows, there
are adjustments you need
to make to their seat to
keep them riding safely.
If you can't find the
instructions, call the
Child Safety Seat
Resource Center at
1-800-772-1315
April is
Environmental Month
Join in the festivities!
Monday, April 15
Warm Springs Elementary Parade at 12 noon
April 22-26
Large Item Pick-Up Week. Contact the Housing office
at 553-3250 if you have items that need picking up.
April 22
National Earth Day
Walk-With-A-Bag at 12 noon at the Community Center
Bags will be delivered Friday, April 19.
April is also Spring Clean-Up Month.
"Earth Day should be Everyday!"
Prizes will be given for most improved area; most filled
trash bags and for participation in large item pick-up
day. Garbage bags available at Housing or
Water and Soil.
For more information, call Paula at 553-3462.
approach to improve your written
communication. We will learn a sys
tematic approach to writing, clear,
concise and convincing essays. Stu
dents will use a simple five step ac
tion plan to organize and structure
their individual GED written essay
which also is appropriate for both
business and personal writing. Ac
tivities will include group writing,
peer support and individual journals.
Many opportunities to practice on
sample topics and have your essay
graded houstically will be available.
Each student should come prepared
for class with a notebook to use as a
journal. Monday AM 9 to 12 noon;
Monday PM 5 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday
AM 9 to 12 noon; Wednesday PM 5
to 9 p.m.
Students are encouraged to attend
all sessions of classes to increase
skills and receive more individual
ized instruction in all subject areas of
the GED. '
Get immunized!
Public Health Nursing wants to
remind you that President Clinton
has designated April 21-27, 1996 as
National Infant Immunization Week.
Children under the age of two need a
number of immunizations to protect
them against the childhood diseases
of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
(whooping cough), polio, measles,
mumps, rubella, Haemophilus B
(HIB) and Hepatitis B.
Please ask your medical provider
to review your child's immunization
record at each clinic visit. Immuni
zations can be given in the Ambula
tory Care Clinic, during Well Child
Clinic appointments or in the Public
Health Nursing Walk-In Immuniza
tion Clinic which is the 4th Thursday
of every month from 10 a.m. to 12
noon at Pod A.
Infants and young children are
especially susceptible to these vac
cine preventable diseases. Clinic staff
are anxious to work with you to help
keep your child safe, healthy and
protected from disease.
Superintendent delivers annual budget message
The following are major highlights
; of Superintendent Phil Riley's 1996
97 Budget Message delivered to the
District's Budget Committee at it's
first meeting on Tuesday, March 26,
1996. Unless otherwise noted, the
comments relate to the District
.General Fund for operations.
Major changes
The proposed budget includes
fund to better meet student needs, to
maintain the district's favorable class
sizes, and to provide educational
technology on a much wider scale.
New staff will include five full time
equivalent (f.t.e.) teaching positions,
2.5 English as a second language
instructors (.5 is for the full day
kindergarten added during '95-96),
5.69 educational assistants, a .5
school improvement specialist, 2.44
custodianmaintenance staff, $ 1 0,7 1 9
for additional driver time, $12,145
for additional secretarial time, and
$17,043 for additional extra duty
salaries. Of the educational assistants,
2.88 f.t.e. are due to reductions in the
Title IX Fund, 3 of the certified
positions are budgeted pending
enrollment growth, and 1 other
position is pending the return of an
administrator from leave. One
assistant position will provide
funding for a district technology
specialist whose duties will include
providing technical training to staff
and students.
Other new plans include:
$556,000 for technology at all
schools; a $320,000 transfer to the
buss purchase fund; a $500,000
transfer to the capital projects fund
(which includes$143,500forroofing,
$75,000 for Americans with
Disabilities projects, $47,000 for new
stadium lights and $25,000 for
modifications at the Buff Annex);
$70,000 for salary schedule column
movement; and a $8,843 increase in
early retirement stipends. $33,239
has been budgeted for a transfer to
the Food Services Fund (500).
Additionally, $387,213 has been
included as a transfer to Fund 250 for
special education. This is a continuing
requirement under Impact Aid
regulations which the district has
directly deposited to that account in
the past.
Expenditures
General Fund expenditures for the
next school year are proposed at
$22,873,005 which is 16 higher
than the current year. More than 23
percent of this anticipated increase is
due to higher unappropriated ending
cash reserves. Salary increases, fringe
benefits, additional staff members,
and 4.3 increase in sit budgets are
the major areas of projected increase.
Medical insurance is estimated to
increase by 8 over actual current
expenditures to $1,096,581. Major
maintenance projects continue to be
funded through a transfer to the
projects fund (140). In all, 17
spending objects have been reduced
including: sabbaticals ($37,910);
appraisals ($10,000); grounds
supplies ($10,000); building repair
supplies ($8,930), and replacement
equipment ($42,649).
Revenue
Local, state, and federal sources
were included in developing the
district's revenue projections. Local
tax collections will be about $4.37
per thousand or 87 of the $5.00 per
thousand property tax limitation. An
estimated enrollment increase of just
under 100 students will result in an
increase in the district's state school
fund apportionment which will total
approximately $14,456,984. Of this
amount an estimated $11,620,951
will come directly from the state with
the rest coming from property taxes
and other local sources. The new
funding formula and federal delays
continue to threaten Impact Aid
Funds which are estimated to be
$2,100,000 or $557,735 less than
was budgeted for 1995-96.
Summary
The proposed budget will allow
509-J to continue its current programs
and make a major investment in
educational technology. Increases in
staff will allow the district to keep up
with continued enrollment growth.
An expanded ESL program, new
extra duty positions at the Middle
School, and a school improvement
specialist will allow the district to
provide better educational and
support services next year. The
technology specialist position will
help develop the electronic
infrastructure to allow our students
and staff to fully participate in the
new world wide community of
learning. The 1996-97 spending plan
has been designed to allow continued,
cautious growth to meet the needs of
our diverse and growing student
population.