August winds down this week to the last summer holiday weekend, but there will be plenty of work going on in board rooms and classrooms.
While school is underway in 16 of the region's 17 school districts, the last of the students to return to classrooms will do so Monday in Manitou Springs School District 14. Also on Monday, one of the area's newest charter schools, James Irwin Charter Academy, will open its doors at the former Jefferson Elementary School building, 1801 Howard St.
Here's a few more highlights for the week:
- Monday is the last day for candidates to qualify for the ballot in the recall election for state Sen. John Morse.
- Colorado Springs City Council has a work session Monday and a regular meeting Tuesday, both starting at 1 p.m. On Monday, when no action will be taken, the discussions will include employee compensation, Memorial Health System Enterprise, stormwater and water conservation. Council has scheduled a closed-door session from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.
View the complete agendas at: http://www.springsgov.com/Agendas.aspx.
- In Washington, D.C., a former Fort Carson soldier will receive the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House. Staff Sgt. Ty Carter is being honored for his actions in an Oct. 9, 2009, attack on a U.S. outpost in Afghanistan. He is the second Fort Carson soldiers to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during the battle in which eight soldiers died.
- The El Paso County Commissioners will have just one board meeting this week, at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The Thursday meeting has been canceled. For the full agenda of Tuesday's meeting, go to http://bcc2.elpasoco.com/bocc/agenda.asp.