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Steamboat Schools Hire Yampa Valley High School Principal and Strawberry Park Elementary Assistant Principal
The Steamboat Springs School District (SSSD) is delighted to announce that longtime SSSD staff member Karla Setter will be the principal of Yampa Valley High School (YVHS) for the 2019–2020 school year. Karla was one of the founding staff members of YVHS. She served as the lead teacher at YVHS from 2006 to 2008 and also served as the day treatment teacher for YVHS and BOCES from 2004 to 2006. Most recently she has served as Steamboat Springs School District’s grant writer and district assessment coordinator.
Other recent appointments at YVHS for the 2019–2020 school year include:
● Dr. Charley Abernathy, Science / Math Teacher
● Rachel Clifton, Social Studies / English Language Arts Teacher
● Brian Yoder, School Counselor

Strawberry Park Elementary teacher, Katherine “Eron” Haubert, has been named the new assistant principal at the school. Eron has been serving as a 4th and 5th grade literacy teacher for the school since 2014. Prior to coming to the district, Eron served in the Jefferson County School District in various capacities, including being an instructional coach, classroom teacher, gifted liaison and a diversity liaison.

Karla and Eron will begin their new positions with the school district on August 1.


Collaborative Bargaining Agreement with Staff - May 21, 2019
We are pleased to share that we have reached an agreement with our employees related to compensation and benefits for the 2019–2020 school year. Employees voted in favor of the tentative agreement on May 17, 2019, and the school board has ratified that agreement.
The District has two main categories of employees that are a part of the Collaborative Bargaining Team process: licensed (such as teachers and counselors) and classified (such as maintenance, custodial, food service, transportation staff, paraprofessional, and clerical).
For the 2019–2020 school year, licensed employees will receive a step and a 2% increase to each step in the schedule, which constitutes a 4.5% compensation increase. Classified employees will receive a 5.5% increase to their current year base salary. Additionally, the District is pleased to award a one-time, $500 bonus to half-time and full-time regular staff, which will be paid out in December 2019. The District is also raising its employer contribution to employee health/medical plans (including vision and dental) to approximately $10,800 per full-time employee in 2019-2020.
The increase in compensation is due in large part to additional state funding to school districts in the 2019–2020 school year. Notably, our District and schools earned a distinguished list of honors in 2018–2019. All of our employees share in these successes. We are extremely pleased to be able to recognize the hard work and commitment of all our staff.

Strategic Plan 2015

over 3 years ago

The Steamboat Springs School District worked with staff and community to draft a Strategic Plan for the district. The Board of Education adopted the Strategic Plan on  April 6, 2015. Please click on the links below to view the plan and year one priorities: