Colfax Schools

Joint review board: Colfax TIFs “right on track”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — At the annual meeting for the Joint Review Board overseeing the Colfax Tax Increment Financing Districts, board members learned the Colfax TIFs are “right on track.” State law requires an annual meeting for the Joint Review Boards overseeing TIF districts, and the Colfax meeting was held September 23 at…

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Colfax has $1 million remaining on debt capacity

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The village of Colfax has now reached the point where 50 percent remains on the village’s debt capacity, meaning the village could borrow up to another $1 million if necessary. State law limits a municipality’s ability to borrow money to 5 percent of the equalized value in the municipality,…

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Colfax school district has 2 new teachers

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax school district has two new teachers this year: Cristina Bommarito is a second grade teacher at Colfax Elementary, and Kathleen Thorn is the business education teacher at Colfax High School. Bommarito has taken the second grade teaching position that opened following the resignation of Kristina Winings at…

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Colfax High School now offering up to 36 college credits

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Students at Colfax High School can now take up to 36 college credits. The classes are available through the “Early College Credit” program for the universities and the “Start College Now” program for the technical colleges, said John Dachel, Colfax High School principal, at the Colfax Board of Education’s…

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Colfax increases substitute teacher pay to $120 per day

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Not only is there a shortage of teachers these days, but there is also a shortage of substitute teachers. To help the Colfax school district remain competitive with other school districts in the area, the Colfax Board of Education approved increasing substitute teacher pay to $120 per day at…

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Vaping and CBD oil present challenges for enforcing Colfax school district athletic code

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Electronic cigarettes and CBD oil are presenting some of the biggest challenges in enforcing the Colfax school district’s middle school and high school athletic code. Electronic cigarettes are also known as “vaping” devices because of the vapor that is inhaled, and CBD oil, described as “non-intoxicating,” refers to cannabidiol,…

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