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Steamboat Springs School District master planning committees meet

Members of the Steamboat Springs School District’s four master planning committees met Thursday evening to formulate a wish list of facilities improvements for district buildings.

Steamboat Springs School District releases master planning meeting schedule

The architectural company hired by the Steamboat Springs School District to work on an upcoming capital construction project has set a design schedule and began meeting with teachers at each school last week to gather feedback.

City Council, School Board discuss downtown urban renewal plan

During a joint meeting with the Steamboat Springs City Council Monday night, several of the Steamboat Springs School Board members urged the council to exhaust all other options before considering an urban renewal plan that would use some property tax increment to fund infrastructure like sidewalks and pedestrian lighting.

School board, city council to discuss urban renewal plan Monday

The city council is considering using tax increment financing in a downtown urban renewal area to fund infrastructure improvements that include sidewalks, public restrooms and pedestrian lighting.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board expects $530,000 more for 2015-16

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board expects to have about $3.89 million in its budget for the 2015-16 school year, about $530,000 more than last year.

Heritage Christian School offers to sell property to Steamboat Springs School District

The owners of Heritage Christian School west of Steamboat are offering to sell the campus to the Steamboat Springs School District for $9.8 million.

Routt County graduation rates remain above Colorado average for 2014

The graduation rate for all Routt County students climbed from 89.9 percent in 2013 to 93.4 percent in 2014, according to calculations based on Colorado Department of Education data released in late January.