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Board of Education Workshop and Business meeting scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:30 pm

3 days ago

The next Board of Education meeting is Monday, December 11 at 4:30 pm at the District Office, 325 7th Street. The meeting will begin with a workshop to discuss District Facilities Phase II and provide information about the future Advisory Committees. The business meeting will begin at 5:30 pm.  Reports and communications will include review of the 2016-17 Annual Audit Report, a Fall Sports Update, a Facilities Phase I update and budget and staffing needs update.


Please click on the link below to be directed to Boardbook to view the agenda and packet for the meeting. 



The Steamboat School District Board of Education meetings are available to watch live during the meetings (next meeting December 11 at 4:30 pm MST) and all meetings recorded since August 23, 2016 are also available to view on the District website. Below is the link for live streaming and access to the video archives for previously recorded meetings. 






REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSAL - BUILDING COMMISSIONING SERVICES
Steamboat Springs School District is soliciting qualified candidates interested in providing Building Commissioning Services for the HVAC Retrofit at Steamboat Springs Middle school. The RFQ is available as of November 27, 2017. Interested applicants may obtain the RFQ/P by contacting the Owner's Representative, NV5, via email at: Reilly.Obrien@NV5.com. Deadline for responses is December 18, 2017 by 2:00 pm.
Request for Qualifications - CM/GC Services
Steamboat Springs School District is soliciting qualified candidates interested in providing CM/GC services for the Phase I 2017 Bond Improvement Projects. The RFQ is available as of November 21, 2017. Interested applicants may obtain the RFQ by contacting the owner's representative, NV5, via email at Reilly.Obrien@NV5.com. Deadline for responses is December 8, 2017 by 4:00 pm. An optional site meeting will be held on November 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

Steamboat Springs Voters Pass 3C and 3D

about 1 month ago

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 voters in Steamboat Springs passed issues 3C and 3D: a seven-year, $12.9 million bond and an ongoing mill levy.

 

“With the generous support of our taxpayers, the district will be able to make basic improvements to our facilities, including roof replacements, HVAC for Steamboat Springs Middle School, and renovations to Gardner Field,” said Steamboat Springs School District (SSSD) Superintendent Brad Meeks. “The ongoing mill levy will allow us to promptly address deferred maintenance and future capital construction maintenance projects going forward.”

 

The school district is hoping to build on the momentum of the positive vote by forming a set of advisory committees to tackle looming issues, like growing enrollment, overcrowding, larger class sizes, and a lack of space for expanding specials like art, music, physical education, and athletics. The committees will be made up of students, teachers, building administrators, parents, and community members. The application period for advisory committee members opens on Wednesday and closes on November 30, 2017. Committee members will be notified about their participation in January 2018.

 

“The Community Committee for Education started this work and has been instrumental in identifying issues in and beyond those represented on the November ballot ,” said Meeks. “Over the next year, we will continue to explore the Committee’s ideas as we create a long-term and comprehensive infrastructure plan that is tied to our strategic plan.”

 

The school district wishes to express its thanks for the votes that were cast and for the support articulated for our schools by a number of organizations and individuals, through editorials and letters to the editor.

 

“Today, we are celebrating the value our community places on safety, student success, transparency, and longevity in the Steamboat Springs School District,” Meeks said.


November 7, 2017 Ballot Measures - Bond & Mill Levy
At Monday night's school board meeting, the Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education unanimously approved the ballot language regarding the $12.9 million bond projects and a mill levy that will generate $1 million in the first fiscal year dedicated to ongoing capital renewal needs of the district. Steamboat Springs School District voters will have a chance to consider these projects in November.

If funded, the bond will address necessary roof replacements in five facilities as well as the installation of a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Steamboat Springs Middle School. Investments will also be made to restore Gardner Field for continued use as a classroom as well as a central gathering point in our community. The ongoing mill levy funding would allow the district to address maintenance projects.

If funded, these investments compared to last year’s school tax based on $500,000 of market value, will increase residential property owners taxes an estimated additional $3.25 a month/$39 a year per $500,000 market value of residential property; and for $500,000 of market value of a commercial property an estimated additional $36 a month/$434 a year.

These initial projects are considered Phase I. Later this fall, the district will begin to assemble various sub-committees to address future needs of the district. These sub-committees will address program improvements and enrollment growth under Phases II & III to develop longer term solutions for our facilities.

Since the board took action on the ballot language on August 28, 2017, the requirements of the Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) are now in place.

Click Here to be directed to the Bond 2017 page.

Public Encouraged to Provide Feedback on Colorado Academic Standards

about 1 month ago

Don't miss your chance to participate. 

The feedback window is open through November and can be accessed at http://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/casreviw-publicfeedback

The online standards feedback system is designed to enable all Coloradans to provide specific feedback on the draft proposed revisions to the: 

  • Colorado Academic Standards
  • Colorado English Language Proficiency Standards
  • New High School Voluntary Computer Science Standards

The Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) resource survey is available online. Click here

For more information, please send comments or questions to Karol Gates, Director of Standards and Instructional Support, at gates_k@cde.state.co.us or call 303-866-6576.

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

A message from Superintendent Brad Meeks - Steamboat Springs School District
On July 18, the Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education directed the school district administration to proceed with pursuing a 7-year $12.9 million bond to fund three critical infrastructure projects and an ongoing mill levy with a set mill levy amount that will generate $1 million in the first fiscal year. The ongoing mill levy will create a permanent source of funds for capital renewal needs of the district. Steamboat Springs School District voters will have a chance to consider these projects in November.

If funded, the bond will address necessary roof replacements in five facilities as well as the installation of a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Steamboat Springs Middle School. Investments will also be made to restore Gardner Field to a state-of-the-art “classroom” as well as a central gathering point in our community. The ongoing mill levy funding would allow us to promptly address maintenance projects, particularly those that affect health, safety, and equitable environments for students and staff.

For more than a year, the Community Committee for Education (CC4E) has brought the community together, raised awareness of the issues and challenges faced by the school district, and prompted meaningful discussion. While many thoughtful solutions have been raised, the decision to pursue these specific projects and ongoing funding was driven by four core values: safety, student success, transparency, and longevity.

If funded, these investments compared to last year’s school tax based on $500,000 of market value, will increase residential property owners taxes an estimated additional $3.25 a month / $39 a year per $500,000 market value of residential property; and for $500,000 of market value of a commercial property an estimated additional $36 a month / $434 a year.

In the coming weeks and months, you will be able to access factual information about the bond and mill levy issues on our website.

More Frequently Asked Questions about Immigration -April 19, 2017

8 months ago

We continue to understand the many questions within the community regarding the uncertainty of immigration status as this continues to evolve on a national level. We wanted to share answers to a few more questions regarding immigration status and our commitment to protect our students from discrimination and harassment.

Letter to Students and Community regarding Immigration Questions 4-19-17

The school district has had questions and concerns brought to our attention by staff and families regarding enforcement procedures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), particularly at our schools. Please review the attached letter regarding frequently asked questions and information available on the website of the Department of Homeland Security.


Letter to Students and Community regarding ICE and CBP 4-3-17

los procedimientos de aplicación por parte de la Agencia de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE)

Steamboat Springs School District and Schools Score Well on State Accountability Reports

about 1 year ago

On October 4th, the Colorado Department of Education released the Preliminary District and School Performance Frameworks. According to the Department, these school level and district reports "serve to hold districts and schools accountable for performance on the same, single set of indicators and measures and inform a differentiated approach to state support based on performance and need. "

Click here to read the entire press release dated October 12, 2016


District and School Performance Frameworks are a central piece of Colorado's accountability system outlined in the Education Accountability Act of 2009.

Click here to read the 2016 Performance Framework Scoring Explanation from CDE


Preliminary 2016 District Performance Framework - October 12, 2016


Strategic Plan 2015

over 2 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:

Finance Presentations - CC4E- October 27, 2016

5 months ago

PAYING FOR OUR SCHOOLS: Everything you need to know

Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute


A LOOK BEHIND THE BUDGET NUMBERS

Mark Rydberg, Director of Finance for the Steamboat Springs School District 


Community Forum on Education #2 - Demographics: November 10, 2016, 6 pm at Bud Werner Memorial Library


Community Forum on Education #3 - Accountability, Policy and Programs: November 17, 2016, 6 pm at Bud Werner Memorial Library


SSSD Historical Enrollment

over 2 years ago

Historical Enrollment by school level for the last 10 years

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