I am meeting with Questa Asst. Superintendent, Nelson Lopez, on Thursday, March 12 to discuss connectivity issues and a service contract for the School District in the new school year. Daniel Pruitt and I have discussed recommending the School District have their own 56 Kbps line installed, which will reduce the number of computers on the current 56 Kbps line during the day, and will increase the efficiency of our service to the Questa community.
I will amend the budget in May for the monthly expenses of the Questa and Penasco service to be allocated to the General fund. The Personnel dollars which had been allocated for the receptionist will be amended to the Connectivity line item. The 1998 contracts with the Questa and Penasco Schools will begin in June or July of 1998 and a portion of the contract money will be allocated to the Connectivity line item. I will not amend the budget until the contracts are written and approved.
I have talked with Gene Goetz, many times during the past month regarding public access at both the Questa Youth Center and Questa Health Clinic. Mr. Goetz stated an offer has been made to a Questa community member for employment as the Director of the Youth Center. Once that position is filled, then the Community Outreach Trainer will be hired. Hopefully, this will be completed by mid-March.
We also discussed Penasco School District continuing to provide free public access to the community after May, 1998. The schools are willing to continue the service if money could be found to pay the Community Outreach Worker.
La Plaza is conducting only related activities, as approved by the IRS in the original application for the 501(c)(3) tax status. There is no concern of unrelated activities and Ms. Alfred does not recommend requesting a private letter of determination from the IRS.
|Total # of Users:||1335|
|Penasco # Users:||44|
|Penasco # Sessions:||1918|
|Penasco Total Time:||596.02 hours|
|Questa # Users:||70|
|Questa # Sessions:||3382|
|Questa Total Time:||1273.83 hours|
|La Plaza||1023 users||1088 hours|
|San Cristobal||41 users||49 hours|
|Penasco||no data submitted|
|Questa||no data submitted|
|Tech Support Calls||405|