Board of Education Workshop and Business meeting scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:30 pm
3 days ago
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.
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
For more information, please send comments or questions to Karol Gates, Director of Standards and Instructional Support, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-866-6576.
Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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.
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.
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
Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
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