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7 days ago

Dr. Meeks joined the Steamboat Springs School District as superintendent in July 2011. He had spent the past 8 years in Farmington, MN as superintendent. Prior to Farmington, Brad grew up and spent his career in South Dakota as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal and superintendent.






School and District Performance Awards 2015-16 - CDE Award Ceremony


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Earlier this year, in an article titled Steamboat Springs School District Still Tops, Steamboat Today called our school district “top performing” and said of the district, “…we’re proud to call it our own.” We hope you are too!

Steamboat Springs School District (SSSD) has secured its place among the top 10 school districts in the state and outperforms neighboring school districts. Our status with the Colorado Department of Education is “Accredited with Distinction.” Several of our schools are recipients of the John Irwin Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award and, as a district, we also earned the English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award. We are on our way to setting the standard for education regionally, nationally, and globally.

SSSD is unique. What sets us apart is how our schools utilize our natural landscape and resources, take advantage of the immense school spirit within our community, and provide students with experiences that will serve them well throughout their lives. However, what also sets us apart is the fact that SSSD ranks in the bottom 75th percentile for per pupil funding —134 out of 178 school districts in Colorado.

What our students and teachers deserve, what our community expects, and what our budget allows for simply don’t add up.

 

One of the tensions we are grappling with is that, although we expect students to come to school prepared and ready to learn, not all of our facilities are prepared to adequately and equitably serve them. In particular, the roofs on five of our facilities are at the end of their 20-year lives, most of the Steamboat Springs Middle School facility does not have a comprehensive HVAC system to ensure acceptable indoor air quality, and the once state-of-the-art Gardner Field, a “classroom” and central gathering point in our community, is now deteriorating.

 

These are not new issues, and the time has come to address them. It’s also time to secure a permanent source of funding for the ongoing maintenance and improvements that will allow us to promptly address issues that put health, safety, and equitable environments for students at risk. This November, voters will have the opportunity to consider bond and mill levy ballot issues to fund SSSD’s most critical projects and ongoing maintenance.

 

We want to extend our gratitude to the Community Committee for Education (CC4E), which, for more than a year, has worked to bring the community together, raise awareness of the issues and challenges faced by the school district, and prompt meaningful discussion and thoughtful solutions. With their help, we are on our way to creating a long-term and comprehensive infrastructure plan tied to the SSSD strategic plan.

 

As we keep an eye to the future, we will also focus on individualizing learning and creating experiential and innovative programs for students today. Our exceptional educators are busy designing lessons and relevant experiences that will advance SSSD’s trademark culture of excellence in the year ahead.

 



A message from Superintendent Brad Meeks
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.

Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - April 3, 2017

7 months ago

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)

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