Video to showcase school bond projects
Carson High School video production students have put together a video to outline the projects set forth in the proposed bond issue.
The Carson City School District is asking voters to approve a $25 million bond in Tuesday’s election. About $7 million would be used to upgrade heating and air-conditioning units throughout the schools; $4 million would go to replacing nearly a million square feet of roofs; and $2 million would be used to improve drainage and athletic facilities at Carson High School.
The bulk of the money – $12 million – would be used to build an addition to Carson Middle School, eliminating the portable classrooms that have been used there for more than 15 years.
“A lot of the kids working on this video went to Carson Middle School, so it really means something to them,” said video production teacher Brian Reedy.
The video will showcase the problems and proposed solutions.
It will be aired multiple times on public access television, BAC-TV Channel 10. The schedule follows.
Dali Wiederhoft, vice chairwoman of the ReStart of Reno shelter’s board, sent an e-mail detailing a fundraiser for the victims of the Mizpah fire.
On Wednesday, volunteers will be accepting donations at Grand Sierra Resort (formerly the Reno Hilton), 2500 E. Second St., in Reno from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Donations may be also be sent to:
• ReStart, 490 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502
• Northern Nevada Red Cross, 1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno, NV 89502
Wiederhoft said they are looking for monetary donations to help victims with basic needs such as applying for a copy of their birth certificates and new driver’s licenses, as well as deposits on utilities.
On Halloween, the four-story Mizpah Hotel in Reno burned and a community of working-class and retired residents were left homeless.
Thus far, nine people have been found dead. Some people remain hospitalized, and many are struggling to cope.
Concerned family members and employers have filed missing persons reports with Reno police. People who regularly showed up to work for months or years are missing.
“This catastrophe has touched us all. Social service agencies, fire, police, community leaders, caregivers, coworkers and observers are grieving,” Wiederhoft said. “Condolences are impossible to express.”
She said more than 60 people are looking for affordable homes.