SSSD Welcomes New Director of Finance & Operations!

The Steamboat Springs School District (SSSD) is excited to announce the hiring of Stephanie Juneau as its new Director of Finance and Operations. Stephanie will replace Mark Rydberg who is leaving the district to join the Colorado Department of Education as its new School Finance Program Manager.

“Mark’s role at CDE will be dedicated to providing technical assistance and capacity-building to school finance teams in districts across the state,” said SSSD Superintendent, Brad Meeks. “We thank Mark for his service to SSSD and applaud CDE for recognizing the need to add this important function to support schools. We’re excited to work with Mark in his new capacity.”

Stephanie is a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations, and previously worked in the Gunnison Watershed School District for more than 10 years before joining the City of Steamboat Springs as its Controller in 2019. She serves on the COLOTRUST Board of Trustees and is a Board Member with the Steamboat Dance Theater.

“As we searched for a new Director of Finance & Operations, we were so fortunate to find someone with the exact experience we were looking for right here in Steamboat,” said Meeks. “Stephanie worked in school finance for over a decade, during which time she directed and supervised all business functions. Her experience will be such an asset as we continue to navigate an education budget impacted by the pandemic.”

Stephanie will start with the district in early November 2021.

2021-22 School Year Update from Dr. Meeks

July 30, 2021

​Dear Steamboat Springs School District Community Members:

A recent Steamboat Pilot & Today article was a reality check. With Routt County in bright red on its map it read, “Routt County has a transmission rate that would lead federal officials to classify it as an area of high transmission...” Routt County Public Health Director Roberta Smith was quoted as saying, “Understanding your risk is something that everyone should be doing because the pandemic is not over.”

With the school year starting in three weeks, we are grappling with rapidly changing conditions locally and what that means for health and safety practices (including mask protocols) for the upcoming school year. While there are some things we don’t know, what we do know is that students and staff are required by federal law to wear a mask while riding the bus. Additionally, we will start school on-time on August 23 and every student will attend, in-person five days a week with all activities operating. As we start the year, we will do so with a focus on student wellbeing and accelerating learning.

What remains uncertain is our approach to masks. This is a particularly challenging issue given that national, state, and local guidance are not only currently misaligned, but slow in emerging, and when they do, they tend to change rapidly. This is frustrating for us, for our families, and our entire community and is something fully out of the district’s control. However, I want to take this opportunity to assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and talking regularly with local public health officials who are in contact with their colleagues at state and national agencies.

The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is our priority—we know from communication we have received from community members that this is also your top concern. It’s why we rely exclusively on public health requirements issued by the experts who have the best understanding of the complexities of the ongoing pandemic and how to keep our community safe. What public health has said time and again is that the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated if/when you are eligible.

We will have a decision on masks by the week of August 16, and sooner if we receive a public health directive prior to that. We know it isn’t easy to be patient, as we all want to prepare our students for the year ahead. Please know that we continue to push for answers every day.

Thank you for your support and partnership.

Brad Meeks

Superintendent Steamboat Springs School District

Boundary Change Notice to K-8 students 1-21-21

SSSD families whose K-8 boundary school changed for the 2021-2022 school year received email notification of their new boundary school on January 21, 2020. Families whose boundary school(s) changed were provided with information and deadlines related to the intra-district choice process. If you believe your K-8 boundary school changed and you did not receive email notification please contact: boundary@ssk12.org

Out of district families with students currently in grades K-7 were also notified via email about actions required related to their child’s enrollment. A new inter-district request must be completed for the 2021-22 school year for each student in grades K-7. If this applies to your family and you did not receive an email notification, please contact: boundary@ssk12.org

District Public Notice of nondiscrimination to students, parents, employees and others- Title IX compliance

5 days ago

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the  Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967,  the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and Colorado law, Steamboat Springs School District does not unlawfully discriminate against qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of race creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, , age, , disability or need for special education services.  Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.. 

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer(s) for the district: 

Name(s) or title(s) of employee(s) designated as Title IX Coordinator(s) for complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX:

Anne-Marie Williams

Address: 325 7th Street

               Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Telephone number: 970-871-3164

Email address: awilliams@ssk12.org

Name(s) or title(s) pf employee(s) designated as district compliance officer(s) for all other complaints of unlawful discrimination or harassment:

Anne-Marie Williams

Address: 325 7th Street

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Telephone Number: 970-871-3164

Email address; awilliams@ssk12.org

The following persons have been designated as Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

Strawberry Park Elementary School

Eron Haubert

Phone number: 970-871-3495

Email address: ehaubert@ssk12.org

Soda Creek Elementary School

Jennifer Malouff

Phone number: 970-871-3351

Email address: jmalouff@ssk12.org

Steamboat Springs Middle School

Joe Laliberte

Phone number: 970-871-3595

Email address: jlaliberte@ssk12.org

Steamboat Springs High School

Luke DeWolfe

Phone number: 970-871-3686 

Email address: ldewolfe@ssk12.org

Kelly Mangus

Phone number: 970-871-3622

Email address: kmangus@ssk12.org

Yampa Valley High School

Karla Setter

Phone number: 970-871-3294

Email address: ksetter@ssk12.org

Jay Hamric

Phone number: 970-871-3194

Email address: jhamric@ssk12.org

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI (race, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability) may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. 

Complaints regarding  violations of Title VII (employment and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 410, Denver, CO 80203 or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 825 Denver, CO 80202.