- Monday, December 5, 2011, 6 p.m.
- George P. Sauer Human Services Center, 325 Seventh St., Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night will discuss a long-term facilities plan for their district and consider approving Meghan Hanson-Peters as the assistant principal at Steamboat Springs High School.
If the board approves her contract, Hanson-Peters, a social studies teacher in Steamboat since 2003, will replace Marty Lamansky as the high school’s assistant principal. Lamansky started as the district’s director of curriculum Thursday.
Board president Brian Kelly on Sunday praised the district’s selection of Hanson-Peters for the administrative role, saying the school district should continue to promote its own staff members.
“We used to routinely advertise across the state for these types of positions, but it’s good to see we’re promoting from within the district,” Kelly said. “Meghan seems to have exactly what it takes to step into this position.”
Hanson-Peters is expected to start as assistant principal this week and is currently working to obtain an administrator’s license.
Also at Monday's meeting, Steamboat Springs School District Maintenance Operations and Transportation Director Pascal Ginesta will brief the board on a number of proposed capital improvement projects he said the district needs to complete during the next five years.
Ginesta on Sunday said that while all of the projects included in the facilities plan are needed as soon as possible, they likely will be completed in phases during the summer through 2016. The list he will present to the board includes nearly $300,000 worth of capital projects every school year.
Proposed capital improvements for this summer include an estimated $142,600 project to replace all of the sliding glass doors at Steamboat Springs Middle School and a $125,000 project to expand and remodel the middle school and Strawberry Park Elementary School parking lots.
Ginesta said those projects and a proposed $30,000 project to remodel classrooms at the Yampa Valley High School in the 2012-13 school year are the district’s most pressing capital needs.
Other agenda items include:
■ A motion to reappoint Barb Ross to the East Routt Library District Board of Trustees.
■ A discussion of the school district’s achievement of being accredited with distinction by the Colorado Department of Education for the second year in a row.
■ A discussion of a successful sale of two 21-acre parcels of school district-owned land in Clark. Kelly said the district last month closed on the $100,000 sale of the property to the Willow Creek Pass subdivision. The land, which was donated to the district in 1973 as a potential site for a new school, will be used as open space.
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