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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat school board to meet

Strawberry Park Elementary students wave from a school bus in 2013. The Steamboat Springs and South Routt school districts are ending a memorandum of understanding that allowed South Routt to receive finance services from Steamboat.

Steamboat Springs School Board sets Monday meeting

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the District Office, 325 Seventh Street.

To view the agenda and packet for the meeting, visit v3.boardbook.org/public/publichome.aspx?ak=1000692.

Mother-Daughter Day discussion set for Saturday

The 14th annual Mother-Daughter Day, for fifth-grade girls and their mothers (or significant females), is set for 8 a.m. to noon April 2 at the Steamboat Grand in the Burgess Creek Room.

The event, which includes breakfast, is intended to strengthen communication during the transition to middle school.

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Discussion topics will include self-esteem and changing bodies, peer pressure, healthy bodies and lifestyles and tough topics of parenting.

The free program is hosted by New Frontiers for Girls and Women.

RSVP to rosesintheboat@gmail.com and include the names of those attending.

Yampa Valley Singers will perform 'Into the West'

Two concert performances of "Into The West — A Musical Journey Across America," sung by the Yampa Valley Singers, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the United Methodist Church, located at Eighth and Oak streets.

Selections will include familiar pieces, including "Under the Boardwalk," "Shenandoah" and "Kansas City."

Guest performer Randy Kelley will accompany the singers on guitar and fiddle, and several of his students will perform John Denver songs.

Tickets are $10 and available at All That. If the shows are not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door.

Mitsch Bush's Debt-Free Schools Act OK'd by House

The Colorado House of Representatives gave final approval Friday to the Debt-Free Schools Act, sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, and Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan. The act would give school districts the power to seek voter approval to fund school construction and maintenance needs through an additional mill levy.

"Right now, schools can't plan ahead when it comes to funding for construction and maintenance," Mitsch Bush said in a news release. "Because of that, they end up going into debt and end up paying for debt service out of their operating budgets. This bill gives schools an option to raise funds and pay as they go for construction costs, which means more money for our classrooms."

HB16-1354 specifies that revenue raised from such a mill levy may earn interest and must be used for the sole purpose of paying for the capital construction and facility maintenance needs of that district.

The 53-12 House vote sends the bill to the State Senate.