School bond talks revived

first_imgWEST WHITTIER – Los Nietos School District board members, at a special study session tonight, will discuss a possible multimillion-dollar bond measure next year to upgrade facilities. Nothing has yet been decided, said Superintendent Lillian French, but the board has previously considered a bond to pay for badly needed repairs. “This is the second or third \ study session we’ve had, and right now we’re really just focusing on the timeline,” French said. “We really do want to take advantage of the state bond monies that are available. “We’ve exhausted all of our modernization money, so our facilities are now at a point where we need to consider doing something.” Last year, the board voted 3-2 to place a bond measure on the November 2006 ballot. But the move prompted a series of anti-bond rallies and protests by teachers. Two board members, Nicholas Aquino and Art Escobedo, voted against it. Ultimately, the board majority of Oscar Payan, Diana Villalba and Grisel Vasquez reversed the decision and decided not to pursue a bond. The Los Nietos Teachers Association also opposed the proposal. Carroll McCrory, the association’s co-president, said teachers felt the board was moving too fast. “But now they’re doing a study and following the proper procedure to decide if a bond is something we can support here in the community,” McCrory said. “I feel better about that.” The Los Nietos district is the oldest operating school district in the state. The infrastructure, such as water pipes and electrical systems, is just as old, officials said. “They are the kinds of things you can’t see but are very important for running a good facility,” French said. Aquino said he has no problem with this year’s bond discussion “as long as we follow the process.” The maximum bond amount the district could try for is about $30 million, Aquino said. And the infrastructure is “absolutely the most pressing need we have,” he said. “We had gas leaks at Aeolian and electrical problems at the middle school, and we need to address those issues,” Aquino said. “It’s something that needs to be done.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Excited about the Nintendo Switch Pro Its definitely not what youre expecting

first_imgThere we go: New Switch model announced with better battery life— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 17, 2019Earning 4/5 in our original review, battery life was one of our main concerns with Nintendo Switch when it released back in 2017. Given it’s a portable console exclusively for many, running out of juice so quickly was a bit of a bummer.We’d love to see an updated model with an OLED screen, more powerful components and other changes, but right now, this isn’t going to happen. Nintendo Switch Console DealNintendo Switch Console – Neon 32GB – Use code: PARTYOne of the most versatile ways to game, the Nintendo Switch allows a smooth multi-player gaming experience, as well as great game play for single use too with impressive graphics and a nostalgic feel.eBay|Save £50.80|Now £227.19View DealNow £227.19|Save £50.80|eBay What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch Pro? Still going to buy a Lite when it comes out this September? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter @trustedreviews.  Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Nintendo has announced a revised model to its hybrid console, but it’s definitely not the huge upgrade many might be expecting. Being unveiled on the company’s Japanese website earlier today, the new model looks exactly the same as its launch counterpart, its the innards that have been changed. Much like the Nintendo Switch Lite which is due to launch this September, this new iteration will seemingly feature an improved processor and increased battery life compared to vanilla consoles. To be more specific, it will now support 4.5 to 9 hours of battery life, increasing the original’s capacity by roughly 3 hours. That’s a hefty upgrade, and should work in favour for those who enjoy portable play. So, this is essentially a brief revision to bring the original Nintendo Switch in line with its lightweight counterpart ahead of its release. Nintendo Japan has slated an August 2019 rollout for these new consoles. We’ll update this article once international details are confirmed. If you were expecting Nintendo to bust out hardware to rival PS5 and Xbox 2, that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. You could argue that Nintendo doesn’t really need to compete anymore. Related: Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Litelast_img read more