Hayden board to hear driver's ed report



- Board Requested Reports

Energy Audit John Canfield

Vocational Building

BOCES Board Report

School Accountability Report

Drivers Education

- Principals' Reports

- Superintendent's Report

- Discussion

- Action

Approve Capital Expenditure Items

Consider Early Graduation Request

Executive Session

- Personnel

Hire Classified Staff

Approve Retirement Request

If you go

What: Hayden School Board meeting

When: 6 p.m. today

Where: 495 West Jefferson Ave.

— The Hayden School District would like to offer a drivers education program to its students, but officials worry the program would be too expensive.

Hayden teenagers must go to Craig or Steamboat Springs to take drivers education, but those courses usually are full, meaning the Hayden students have to wait longer before they can obtain their drivers license.

"We've done research, but it's a matter of the way the law is written based on the number of kids we have," Hayden Superintendent Mike Luppes said. "The law is very confusing. We would have to be continually offering drivers ed. That is not inexpensive."

Luppes said the district hasn't eliminated the possibility of eventually offering drivers education, "but it isn't coming together very well."

The Hayden School Board will hear an update on the process tonight during its regularly scheduled meeting.

Board members also will hear an update on the vocational building, which board members have strongly supported as important to the future of the school district. Other updates include an energy audit report, a school accountability report and a Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES, report.

The board has just two items to take action on tonight, including a junior's request for early graduation.

Secondary Principal Troy Zabel said all Hayden students who want to graduate early must receive final approval from the School Board. Zabel said a student must give board members a presentation about how he or she plans to earn enough credits to graduate without completing his or her senior year.

- To reach Melinda Mawdsley, call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com


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