South Routt School Board talks Early Learning

Meeting is tonight instead of Thursday

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South Routt School Board meeting agenda

7 p.m. executive session

7:30 p.m. regular meeting

- Roll call

- Moment of silence and Pledge of Allegiance

- Executive Session

- Approval of previous minutes and current agenda

- Items from audience

- Financial report

- Focus on Achievement principal reports

- Discussion items

- Preliminary budget third draft

- Early Learning Center update

- Redistricting plan review Tim Corrigan

- Board retreat(s) three/five year plan

- Updated board information/list

- Diploma signing

- District appreciation dinner

- Capital construction grant/bond election

- November elections

- Sixth-grade placement/kindergarten numbers

- Resolution of support for capital construction grant

- Action items

- Approval of Early Learning Center construction

- Approval of Redistricting plan

- Approval of Resolution of Support for Capital Construction Grant

- Amendment of Current Year Budget to reflect ELC revenues

- Personnel

- Approval of 2007-08 coaching positions

- Resignations

- Adjourn

— South Routt Superintendent Kelly Reed can't do back flips, but he's thinking about learning.

During tonight's South Routt School Board meeting, Reed will ask board members to take the next step in the construction of a new South Routt Early Learning Center.

It is an announcement more than two years in the making.

"We are really excited," Reed said. "All the financing is in place, so we will pass a resolution stating that once the closing actually takes place, then we will move forward with construction of the new place."

The current building in Oak Creek has sold, and the closing date is May 30. The new Early Learning Center is expected to cost about $700,000 and will be built near the South Routt Elementary School in Yampa.

Taking action on a new Early Learning Center is just one item on a loaded agenda for the meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. today at the district's administrative offices in Oak Creek.

Reed doesn't expect many of the discussion and action items to take a long time. For example, the signing of diplomas is an informal affair, but Reed put it on the agenda "because we didn't want to forget."

The board also is scheduled to take action on a redistricting plan. Special workshops and many hours of discussion have been spent on the topic of redistricting to reflect changing populations in South Routt.

"At this point, it's just a culmination of all the hard work of the board," Reed said.

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

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