Pam Mason

Pam Mason 3 months, 1 week ago on Is our drinking water at safe lead levels?

Mr. Evans you might try contacting ADEQ. I found some old ADEQ data online referencing Cragin (Blue Ridge Reservoir) First link takes you to ADEQ Water Quality Division.

http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/water/index.html www.adeq.state.az.us/environ/water/dw... http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/sps/Payson_PCE.html

ADEQ should be able to answer your questions. Hope this helps.

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Pam Mason 3 months, 1 week ago on 673 It's Your Call. Will UK drop out of EU?

Referendum will take place on June 23rd, 2016. Newspapers report that the final outcome is in the balance. The choice facing voters is whether the economic risks of remaining in the EU are bigger or smaller than the implications of uncontrolled immigration.

We hear that the additional stress being placed on public services, doctors offices, hospitals, public housing, schools, increased crime rates, unemployment, British law and overall loss of sovereignty is causing some of the British to lose faith and that they want out of the EU. The Common Market (trading partners) is what Britain joined originally and it has morphed into the body now known as the European Union.

You have the situation of long standing British law at times being overruled by faceless bureaucratic leaders, and being unable to extradite known terrorists to countries who are requesting that they be returned to face criminal charges...... overruled all in the name of human rights. Overcrowded Britain is being told to accept even more immigrants and we all know that many are not actually fleeing war torn countries but are looking to expand their own version of Islam.

President Obama is due to visit Britain next month and he plans to talk to the British people and convince them to stay In the EU. Quote from the Guardian newspaper "Can anyone imagine a President of the United States recommending that the country plunge itself into a Pan-American Political Union, with a Court of Justice in Toronto empowered to overrule its own Supreme Court, an unelected Commission in Guatemala dictating trade policy and regulations, and the borders thrown own open to Mexico, Honduras, and all the rest? The very idea is laughable, and any frontline American politician who advocated it would be dismissed as an eccentric."

My opinion is that Britain needs to leave the EU and regain its sovereignty.

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Pam Mason 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Charter balks

Last week we read in the Roundup March 4, 2016. http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/201... Quote:- Backers said they’re working up detailed estimates of the cost of water, sewer, electricity, roads and other infrastructure. They can then finalize the agreement with ASU and work with the lenders for the project to figure out how to spread the cost of the infrastructure out over the entire project. The master plan calls for the construction of a 6,000-student campus, research park, commercial area, dorms, a conference hotel and other support facilities over the next 10 to 20 years

Back in June 2011 we were advised Quote:- The project includes a solar power generating field that would produce more energy than the campus consumes, building design that minimizes heating and air conditioning needs, geothermal systems that heat water and buildings by running water through underground pipes, centralized parking areas, electric shuttles to move people around campus and a host of other “green” technologies.

The project would also include a research park, a solar cell assembly plant and other spinoff businesses, many with a sustainability theme.

In August of 2011 http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/201... Quote:- A 6,000-student Arizona State University campus in Payson would likely have an economic impact on Rim Country of $100 million to $150 million annually based on studies of the impact of other colleges.

Now we find out that even if the campus were likely to inject $150 million annually into the local economy ........ it will take 10-20 years, and that is if we can find and enroll 6,000 students!

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Pam Mason 4 months, 1 week ago on Charter schools effectively segregate

Not at all. Like everything else in life, when it comes to making an important decision I would do the research for myself, and not rely on glossy brochures or a sales pitch to make my choice. Likewise I would be examining PUSD records in the same manner.

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Pam Mason 4 months, 1 week ago on Charter schools effectively segregate

The State does not consider ALA to be a "private" school. I would be researching the heck out of this idea. Check if teachers hired are credentialed, charter school teachers don't have to be. Look at Arizona State Board of Charter Schools website https://asbcs.az.gov/ and review ALA Academic Performance Dashboards. Not all ALA schools report academic standards. Are standards compared to non charter schools? Ascertain if they allow Parent Teachers Associations. Find out teacher turnover over a period of two years. Take into account that new schools can take approximately three years to settle down. Glad my children are grown.

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Pam Mason 4 months, 1 week ago on 666 It's Your Call. Murderer with "unescorted visits?"

My opinion. The UK reeks of Political Correctness! They can’t be too tough on the prisoners, just allow them outside visits or place them into open prisons. The powers to be have gone soft in the head. EU is clearly dictating what they can and can’t do under cover of Human Rights. Churchill must be turning in his grave! Don’t even think about having a weapon to defend yourself. I am so very grateful to be here in the US as a naturalized citizen, pray we don't follow in their footsteps.

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Pam Mason 4 months, 1 week ago on 668 It's Your Call. Should cities, towns, and counties be able to count illegals?

Pat, this is a quote from ACC website. Questions frequently asked. Do I have to give my social security number? You do not have to give your social security number to establish service. However, if the company is not able to retrieve sufficient credit information without your social security number, a deposit may be required.

You can ask APS your question online, form does not ask for SSN.
https://www.aps.com/en/globalservices/contactus/pages/contactus.aspx

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Pam Mason 4 months, 2 weeks ago on 699 It's Your Call. ALA: the real question parents need to ask.

Back when I was ten years old I experienced a teacher that was not even remotely qualified to teach. Somehow or other paperwork citing his false credentials got through. End result not one of us in his class passed a critical nationwide test and he ended up working as a railway porter. Nothing against railway porters you understand, but it was a setback and of course no explanations were offered. Back in those days no one questioned the school or believed complaints from the kids :-(

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Pam Mason 4 months, 2 weeks ago on 699 It's Your Call. ALA: the real question parents need to ask.

"Does ALA teach the same subjects, at the same level, as PUSD?" Part of this should include "are all teachers qualified to teach the same subjects, at the same level, as PUSD"

Quote: "Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 10:22 am

Florence teacher fined for leaving mid-year By MARK COWLING, Staff Writer Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. FLORENCE — A local high school teacher who resigned mid-year is being charged damages for a contract violation. The Florence Unified School District Governing Board last week approved a recommendation to report the teacher to the state Board of Education for unprofessional conduct

Joseph Reed, an algebra teacher at Florence High School, resigned effective Dec. 14. He was informed that failure to fulfill his contract would be unprofessional conduct and the district’s Human Resources Department would ask the board’s permission to file a report with the state board’s Investigative Unit and sanction his teaching certificate. He was also informed that $1,500 in liquidated damages would apply.

Reed said he understood the district’s position but said American Leadership Academy, where he has taken a job, did not require a teaching certificate and had offered to pay the liquidated damages, according to a staff report to the school board"

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