A meeting of the Steamboat Springs Board of Education was called to recess, then abruptly adjourned Monday after a community member initiated a discussion about board member conflicts of interest.
This year the district’s Oct. 1 enrollment count, excluding preschool students, was just 327 kids, down from 367 in 2014 and down from 430 to 460 students counted annually for most of the last 20 years.
In a 3-2 vote the board selected newly elected member Margaret Huron, a retired community college professor, as its new chair over former chair Roger Good.
Yampa Valley Electric Association is seeking high school students to participate in two unique summer programs, including one which brings students to Washington D.C.
The Steamboat Springs School Board plans to approve next week the refinancing of a bond that helped with funding the reconstruction of Soda Creek Elementary School.
Partners in Routt County officials are hopeful funding from the passing of Proposition BB will be funneled through to their organization, which is well-qualified to receive the funds and is also facing a budget deficit.
Current and newly elected Steamboat Springs School Board members Wednesday evening were able to reflect on failed Referendums 3A and 3B and consider next steps.
$92M building proposal fails by 4-to-1 margin
Steamboat Springs voters were resolute in their opposition to the school district’s proposed $92 million bond measure Tuesday — with 79 percent voting against Referendum 3A.
Michelle Dover and Margaret Huron, two school board candidates who earned a strong showing of support from the Steamboat Springs school employee union, soared to victory in Tuesday’s election, along with incumbent candidate Joey Andrew.
Union donations put spotlight on perceived political motives
The Steamboat Springs School District employee union’s decision to financially back two school board candidates and not endorse two others has put a spotlight on perceived political motives of the candidates and board president Roger Good.
A new club and repurposed media center at Steamboat Springs High School are paving the way for students to engage in more hands-on learning and creation.
A $5,000 donation from Sara Craig-Scheckman for the anti-school bond group, Citizens for a Better Plan, dwarfs all other donations made to that group or the pro-bond Yes 2 Steamboat Schools, according to campaign finance reports due Tuesday.
“I'm just shocked at the (financial) exposure we could have if this passes,” Council President Bart Kounovsky said.
An innovative program that would connect the local business community to high school students is several steps closer to becoming a reality.
The passage of the Steamboat Springs School District’s proposed bond measure would likely strengthen the city’s reputation for good schools without deterring in-migration because of the increased taxes.