Twain Harte, CA — Challenges and opportunities facing the community of Twain Harte are discussed by a panel of guests on this weekend’s Mother Lode Views.
Principal of the Twain Harte schools Mike Woicicki says during the 1995-96 school year, Twain Harte had 857 students in the K-8 public education system. Today the number is 310. In a cost cutting move in April of 2007, the Twain Harte Schools entered in to an agreement with Summerville High School to share a Superintendent, Dr. John Keiter.
“With less students, we needed less administration,” says Woicicki in the interview that first aired Saturday morning. “We actually saved around $50,000 by going to a part-time Superintendent, which has helped us get through these economic times.”
Richard and Marilyn Knudson discuss the economy and happenings with the Twain Harte Chamber of Commerce and Business Association. Both say that recruiting new volunteers is one of the major challenges right now to ensure that popular community events and activities continue strong.
Third District Tuolumne County Supervisor Teri Murrison talks about county government in relation to Twain Harte, and the local economy.
“Tuolumne County’s industry has traditionally been based on the extraction of resources,” says Murrison. “As things changed in the state and the nation, Twain Harte has had to reinvent itself.”
“One of the big things that it has going is that it is such a beautiful and nice place to be, which attracts a lot of people,” she adds.
Mother Lode Views aired on AM-1450 KVML Saturday at 9:30am, and will replay Sunday at 8:30am. Mother Lode Views can also be heard Sunday on Today’s Country 93.5 KKBN at 8am and at 9am on STAR 92.7.
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