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  • Tue Sep 18th, 2012 6:58pm
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Edmonds: Tree board needs student rep

The Edmonds Citizens Tree Board is seeking applications for a student representative.

The position would be for a high school or college student who would participate on the board as a non-voting member.

Applicants must live in the city of Edmonds but can be attending school elsewhere.

More info: spellman@ci. edmonds.wa.us or 425-771-0248.

School district student headcount on target

An official headcount of students in the Edmonds School District came in on target this year.

District number-crunchers estimated enrollment would come in at just over 19,374 full-time students. The fourth-day headcount used by the state for budgeting purposes came in at 30 full-time equivalent students above that.

“This is a much better enrollment and revenue picture than we had to process last year,” Stewart Mhyre, executive director of business and operations, told board members.

Last year, district officials were surprised by an actual head count that came in more than 400 students shy of expectations, leaving a $2.1 million gap to fill.

Everett: League holds coal train discussion

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has as its September discussion topic, “Coal Trains: Pro and Con.”

Presentations are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., and 10 a.m. Thursday at the Pancake Haus, 530 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.

More info: 425-334-8922.

Marysville: New grant for fire safety

The Marysville Fire District recently won a $1,000 grant from the national Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition for fire-safety education.

The district plans to use the money to air commercials regarding home fire sprinklers, Marysville Fire Marshal Tom Maloney said. The commercials should reach almost 105,000 homes in the local area.

More info: www.marysville firedistrict.org or www.home firesprinkler.org.

Mukilteo: Apply for free school meals

Financially strapped families in the Mukilteo School District can now apply online for subsidized school meals for their children.

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program were established to promote the health and well-being of children by providing them with nutritious meals during the school day.

A family of four may be eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals with a total household income of less than $42,643. Last year, about half of the students in the Mukilteo district were eligible.

A secure online application is at http://mukilteo.school lunchapp.com.

More info: 425-356-1212.