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Sstreet 2 years, 7 months ago on Our View: District should stick to mission

Not sure how this would interfere with the 'education' of our children. It seems as though it would be a great opportunity for a future culinary arts program with our younger students. From what I understand, Max and the program isn't asking for money from the school district and is planning to bring in money for the program. It is a win-win situation. Why is it such a big deal? I agree with the above- we vote down prop 103, support the ski area with new taxes, but are making a fuss about this - come on!!!

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Sstreet 2 years, 10 months ago on Routt County, Colorado reject Proposition 103

Would love to hear how to save money and reform when I know teachers are feeling more pressure, more work, more students and less resources which all come from funding. It is unfortunate that NO ONE from the public came to listen to the Lt. Gov. speak about CO literacy and what needs to happen. How can we make educated decisions when no one on our council is educated. I would like to know how many people in our government, making these decisions have ever been in the classroom, been a principal, an aide, a special educator? Unfortunately a lot of what needs to happen needs money to make it happen. The fact that we are the one of the lowest funded states in the country speaks volumes for how much we value education.

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Sstreet 2 years, 10 months ago on Routt County, Colorado reject Proposition 103

Very sad when we care more about the air tax than our schools. I understand that the tax is supposed to 'help' bring in more tourists, thus more money..but really ? Meanwhile, there will be more cuts to our schools that are already suffering with higher enrollment and less support. Thanks Steamboat

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Sstreet 3 years, 4 months ago on Frequent superintendent turnover not uncommon

Do we want to continue to be with the 'average'? Why is that okay for our children, the staff, and the community? We continue to pay an insane amount of money to superintendents in order "to keep them here." Well, obviously that isn't a factor. Keep the money in Steamboat with our kids. Find someone that cares about THIS district (I am not at all saying that Shalee didn't care), a district of ONLY four schools- nothing compared to superintendents of city areas. We could save so much money by having one superintendent for all Routt County Schools. Wake up Steamboat! Keep our schools great by having consistent leadership and having a leader that wants to be here, will stay here, and has ties to THIS community! I am not arguing with the fact that Shalee did a good job while here but we also should look at why the schools were honored with distinction. Do you think it was all because of 1 person? It is the teachers, the staff, the families - altogether that made it possible. We don't pay teachers high salaries to stay here so why should we do the same for a superintendent? Those who are in this profession are in it because they want to make a difference, care about the students and the future- not the money.

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