A Family Reintegration Academy is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
The purpose of this academy is to prepare family members of the 1-34th BCT for the homecoming of their soldiers and to inform them on what they can do to make this transition as easy as possible.
During this time the families will be given the opportunity to attend several workshops such as: How to Reconnect With Your Spouse, Reconnecting Your Soldier With Their Children, Parenting Single Soldiers and other informative workshops.
Besides these workshops there will be a variety of informational booths and personnel available to answer questions the family members may have concerning the transition. The academy has been established to increase the family member's knowledge of the reintegration process and to provide resources to them as they go through the steps of reintegration.
Ward co-authors several bills in new legislative session
ST. PAUL - Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, co-authored several of the first bills that will be introduced in the 2007 legislative session, including one to provide health-care coverage for all Minnesota children and two related to education.
The education bills call for funding for voluntary all-day kindergarten and a funding increase for Early Childhood Family Education. He is also a co-author of a bill to address rising property taxes through a combination of aid increases to cities and counties, more school aid and levy support and direct credits and refunds to homeowners.
Ward also has signed on to a bill to continue state appropriations at the current level if the Legislature and the governor are unable to agree on a budget bill; one that would increase the percentage of retail electric sales tax that must be generated from renewable sources; and one that offers $20 million in tax relief by conforming state tax laws to three federal tax laws.
Education commissioner to visit Crosslake School
CROSSLAKE - Alice Seagren, state commissioner of education, will visit Crosslake Community School at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 to meet with administration, teachers, students and community members.
Seagren will present the school with a $33,000 check designated for Quality Compensation for teachers, or Q-Comp. Crosslake Community School applied for Q-Comp funds last summer.
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