2 months ago
20 days ago
In 2010, S.B. 10-191 was passed by the Colorado State legislature. The bill changes the way both principals and teachers are supported and evaluated in Colorado with the ultimate goal of ensuring college and career readiness for all students. Some of the highlights of the bill include:
- Requires evaluating educators based on statewide standards of practice and student learning over time.
- Requiring all licensed educators to be evaluated every year, regardless of years of service.
- Makes non-probationary status tied to professional expertise rather than the length of service.
- Requires schools and districts to provide staff development for any identified needs in the educator’s evaluation.
To learn more about this evaluation system, visit the Colorado Dept. of Education's informative web page. Below are some additional informational resources:
FAQs-: CDE’s Frequently Asked Questions page about the legislation and the new evaluation systems.
Fact Sheets: One-page fact sheets on various aspects of the Educator Effectiveness System.
Videos: Quick 6 minute videos that provide overviews and details on the legislation and the evaluation processes.
Guidelines for Disciplinary Action
7 months ago
Each student and employee of the Steamboat Springs School District is entitled to learn and work in a safe environment. To ensure this, the District and each school have established clear student discipline policies and consequences. The Handbook for Student Management contains district-wide discipline guidelines, which are based upon the Steamboat Springs School District's Board of Education Policies, and which apply at any time a student is on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or at a school activity or sanctioned event. The entire handbook is available via the link below
Curriculum , Academics, and Testing
12 months ago
If you have questions about curriculum or instruction programs at a district level you can contact Marty Lamansky, Director of Teaching and Learning either via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 970-871-3194.
Questions that are building or level specific should be directed to building principals/lead teachers.
The Steamboat Springs School District offers many educational options from Elementary School through High School.
Some of our special programs include our alternative high school program through Yampa Valley High School, our AP program available at Steamboat Springs High School, and our Diplomas with emphasis program offered through Steamboat Springs High School.
District Assessment Calendar
The Steamboat Springs School District, and the schools of the district conduct a variety of assessments throughout the year. Many of these assessments are mandated by state and federal law. The District assessment calendar outlines all the assessments given by the district which are beyond those given as part of regular grade level and course level instruction. Specific questions about the calendar and the assessments should be directed to the Director of Teaching and Learning and/or specific Building Principals and Assistant Principals.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
about 1 year ago
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) provides parents/guardians (“parents”) and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records, as follows (See details of S-32 Student Records/Release of Information on Students- 7/1/13:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise violates the privacy rights of the student.
3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA and state law authorize disclosure without consent.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
5. The right to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the categories of directory information.
6. The right to request that information not be provided to military recruiting officers. Names, addresses and home telephone numbers as well as directory information of secondary school students will be released to military recruiting officers within 90 days of the request unless a student submits a written request that such information not be released.
Disclosure of personally identifiable information can be made without consent to the following:
1. School officials, including teachers, working in the school at which the student is enrolled who have a specific and legitimate educational interest in the information for use in furthering a student’s academic achievement or maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment.
2. Officials of another school, school system or post secondary institution that has requested the records, including student discipline records, and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll.
3. In connection with a student’s application for or receipt of financial aid.
4. A criminal justice agency investigating a criminal matter concerning a student enrolled or who will enroll in the school district when necessary to effectively serve the student prior to trial.
5. Educational testing and research organizations for the purpose of administering student aid programs or improving nstruction or predictive tests as long as confidentiality is maintained and such organizations are required to destroy records after they no longer are needed.
6. Accrediting institutions to carry out their accrediting functions.
7. Parents of students over 18 years of age that are dependent for federal income tax purposes.
8. In emergency situations to appropriate persons if the information is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student or others.
9. Anyone if required by a court order or subpoena.
10. A court presiding over a legal action initiated by the school district where the education records are relevant, or initiated by a parent or eligible student where the records are relevant for the school district’s defense.