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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-9 SCHOOL BRIEFS Pioneer district offers screenings to identify delays Families that have concerns about their childrens' development can re- ceive free screenings conducted by the Pioneer School District Special Servic- es Department by appointment Sept. 2 and Sept. 4. The screenings are designed to help the families of children up to age 5 identify possible developmental de- lays. To make an appointment, call Kim Auseth with Pioneer Special Services at 427-2931. Monthly screenings are available throughout the school year for those who are unable to come in September. The screenings are available to children who live in the Pioneer School District, and those whose families live in a temporary situation. Hood Canal School to hold screenings to spot delays Families that have concerns about their childrens' possible developmen- tal delays can receive free screenings conducted by Hood Canal School by appointment Sept. 5. The service is also available throughout the school year for chil- dren up to age 5. The screenings take about an hour and i_n_vg!ve~ _f_u-,3_~ in~r_ae~t_iv~e game_s anA observations by early-childhood teach- ers and a speech therapist while fami- lies fill out a developmental checklist. Children who show potential de- lays in development can be referred for further testing by school special- ists, if that is the wish of the fami- lies. Children who show significant delays might be eligible for early intervention birth-to-3 services, speech and language services, or preschool. To make a screening appointment, call the Hood Canal School office at 877-5463. Shelton School District budget approves extension To cover the costs of the $1.3 mil- lion roof at Oakland Bay Junior High School, the Shelton School District Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a $300,000 budget extension for the 2013-2014 school year. Superintendent Wayne Massie explained that the loan for the roof must be paid with funds from last school year, even though the loan term extends into the 2014-2015 school year. "We want to make sure we have enough to pay it," Massie told the board. "We have enough in the fund balance to do it, but we need it in the expenditures side." He told the board that if the budget extension, which moves $300,000 from the reserve fund into the expenditures fund, wasn't ap- proved, the board would risk being out of compliance with state audi- tors. "This is a safety measure. We should authorize it," board member Gene Crater said. The board was expected to ap- prove its 2014-2015 budget at the meeting however, when only three community members commented during the public hearing for the budget, the board decided to extend the public hearing to 1 p.m. yester- day, after the Mason County Jour- nal's deadline. The board said it would approve the budget once the public hearing was closed. Compiled by reporters Gordon Weeks and Emily Hanson Looking for a Home City of Shelton Animal Shelter Adoptions cost $75, which Tuesday through Friday. The include vaccine, wormer, spay shelter is closed Saturday / neuter and a $10 city license, through Monday. New dogs are brought in all Dogs available for adoption the time. Call 427-7503 or visit include: the shelter at 902 W. Pine St. Dachshund F 2 yrs. Dogs can be viewed at Shelton. Pit Bull M 3 yrs. petfinder.com. Labrador Mix M 5 yrs. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kitten Rescue This time of the year our kitten season has finally arrived. We have a small steady supply of healthy and friendly kittens just waiting for that purrrfect indoor home. For more information go to our website kittenresq.net or call us at 360-426-2455 or 360-584-0594. Adopt-A-Pet Esme House trained Spayed/ Neutered Shots Current This is Esme; she is about 7 years old, very shy but very loving when she gets to know you. She does best with another dog pal. Esme was adopted 2 years ago with her friend Chester but she didn't adjust well to being left alone and living in the city. Esme would like nothing more than a quiet home with someone to love her and a nice daily walk. She will do well with understanding and patient adults who would like to give this sweet girl a better life. She does enjoy our fenced play yards, where she can enjoy the company of other dogs, sniff and run to her hearts content. If you have room in your heart and home for her, come meet Esme at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. E-mails are preferred at thedoghouse3091@hot- mail.com Because they're part of your family.., you want the best care for your pets. 81 SE. Walker Park Rd. Shelton (360) 426-1840