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K-12 Notebook column: Teacher expenses may be tax deductible

Attention teachers: Save receipts for any books or supplies you purchase for the classroom. These out-of-pocket expenses could lower your taxes. The National Education Association estimates teachers spent an average of $443 of their own money on ...

Attention teachers: Save receipts for any books or supplies you purchase for the classroom. These out-of-pocket expenses could lower your taxes.

The National Education Association estimates teachers spent an average of $443 of their own money on supplies in 2000-01.

The Internal Revenue Service says eligible educators can deduct up to $250 of qualified expenses in 2003. For more information on the deduction, call the IRS Tele-Tax system toll-free at (800) 829-4477 and listen to Topic 458.

Virtual construction

Wonder exactly what

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$64 million can buy? The Moorhead School District will show you.

Interested people now have an opportunity to take a virtual tour of the construction work that occurred at five Moorhead schools this summer through the district's Web site at www.moorhead.k12.mn.us .

The 15-minute video, "Blueprint for Excellence -- Construction Overview," was produced in August.

The icon is located in the center of the screen and the video requires QuickTime to play.

Sixth-grader Rebecca Prautman leads visitors on the virtual tour.

Moorhead is building a new middle school and elementary school and renovating Robert Asp, Moorhead Junior High and Moorhead High School.

Voters agreed last year to spend the money to overhaul their aging school system.

Volunteers needed

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Students from Woodrow Wilson Community High School in Fargo will trade their pencils for hammers Monday.

They will be among a number of volunteers building a Habitat for Humanity home for a Moorhead family with five children.

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at 308 14th St. N.

Some of Jalal and Fahriya Mayi's children attend school in Moorhead. The family left northern Iraq 11 years ago.

More volunteers are needed through December. Call (218) 299-4935.

Retired teachers

The Cass County Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the year at noon Sept. 11 in the Waterford Community Dining Room.

A program, "All About Alzheimer's," will be presented. The cost of the meal is $9. To reserve a seat, call Vel Rae Burkholder at (701) 232-4234.

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The association is made up of retired elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate teachers who live in Cass County. The officers of the group are Burkholder, president; Dellis Shrock, vice president; Linda Ward, secretary; and Don Papke, treasurer.

Liaisons set

The liaison assignments between Fargo schools and board members are as below:

Arlette Preston - South High and Roosevelt; Meg Spielman-Peldo - North High and Bennett; Dan Fremling - Discovery and Madison; Paul Meyers - Ben Franklin and Lincoln; Rick Steen, Woodrow Wilson and Centennial; Don Faulkner - Agassiz and Washington; Jim Johnson - Longfellow, Carl Ben Eielson and Eagles Kindergarten Center; Blake Miller - Lewis & Clark, Horace Mann and Jefferson; Laura Carley - McKinley, Clara Barton and Hawthorne.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Erin Hemme Froslie at (701) 241-5534

Readers can reach Forum reporter Jeff Baird at (701) 241-5535

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