Saturday, January 26, 2002
AUDIT TEAM MEMBERS SOUGHT
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSIt's a role that has been filled by a city manager, state senator, county commissioner, hospital CEO, chamber resort association executive director and head of the Visiting Nurse Association.
Since it was formed to make sure the Steamboat School District was meeting its goals, the Community Audit Team has been filled by a number of high-profile Steamboat residents. And Superintendent Cyndy Simms would like to see that tradition continued. The district is accepting applications for positions on the audit team until Friday. While a number of vacancies are on the team, which is divided into four different groups for each of the district's schools, Simms said they will most likely welcome all suitable candidates.
Although the position does not have to be filled by a community leader, Simms said it is helpful and often gives the leader a new perspective of the school system.
"It started out because for many years public comment was made by people in leadership roles about public schools. That was the original idea, to get people in (leadership) roles to have a better understanding, a firsthand understanding, in what is happening in the public schools," she said.
While it is the school board that establishes goals and the school accountability committee that develops plans to reach the goals, the audit team determines if those goals are met at the end of the year.
KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM FARES WELL
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSSteamboat High School's Knowledge Bowl Team has fared well in competition in the last month. Out of 12 local teams, Steamboat took a third place in the North Park meet held Dec. 15. The second part of the meet was held Jan. 12 where Steamboat's A team took fourth.