Steamboat Springs School District seeks $2.5 million from Education Fund Board

The Steamboat Springs School District is hoping the city’s half-cent sales tax will fund full-day kindergarten, middle school French instruction and numerous technology upgrades, among other things next school year.

Soda Creek implementing lottery system for incoming kindergarteners

Soda Creek Elementary is implementing for the first time a lottery system for next year’s incoming kindergarteners, and students who aren’t selected will attend Strawberry Park Elementary.

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Upcoming BookTrails fundraiser to support scholarship funds

With a vision for inspiring kids to read and develop a new appreciation for the outdoors, the local BookTrails nonprofit organization will host a Western Hoedown event to support its summer programs and scholarship funds.

Tayler Slaugh was a fun, joyous young man

19-year-old killed in car accident Saturday

Tayler Slaugh will long be remembered as a young man who loved dirt biking, hunting and big diesel trucks. “He was one of them kids who was always smiling. He was a people person,” his father Allen Slaugh said.

32 students opt out of PARCC testing in Steamboat Springs School District

Thirty-two students from four schools in Steamboat Springs have chosen to opt out of the first portion of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers exams, which began in the Steamboat Springs School District Monday.

CMC scholarship offers $1,000 to high school seniors living in college's service area

A new Colorado Mountain College scholarship will make secondary education more attainable for local high school seniors.

Steamboat Springs School District finance director will telecommute for rest of school year

Steamboat Springs School District Finance Director Dale Mellor will telecommute for his position through June 30, while the district searches for a replacement who will work in the district office.

Routt County school district lunch menus for week of March 16

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Steamboat students do well at regional Science Olympiad

Steamboat Springs middle and high school students competed last weekend in the regional Science Olympiad, earning some of the highest scores ever for the district.

South Routt schools create new honor to encourage district engagement

The South Routt School District has been rewarding its students, staff and community members a little differently this year. It's part of a larger goal to get more people engaged in important district happenings.

Steamboat resident bequeaths estate for student scholarships

The liquidated assets of a Steamboat resident who died in 2013 have been used to create a scholarship fund and benefit a handful of programs at local schools.

Steamboat Springs School Board approves raise for Superintendent Brad Meeks

Steamboat Springs Superintendent Brad Meeks is receiving a 9.4 percent increase on his base salary effective two weeks ago, following a school board vote Monday night.

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Testing the limit: Colorado education officials seek reduction in the number of student assessments

State and federal legislation requires a growing number of K-12 student assessments, resulting in an over-tested student body that spends less time learning and more time getting evaluated than ever before.

School district’s lunch menus for week of March 9

Lunch menus for the Steamboat Springs School District

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Local youth believe underage marijuana use has increased with legalization

Members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council are unanimous in their opinion that legalizing recreational marijuana has upped the chances that local teens will give the drug a try.