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Steamboat Springs School Board holds all-day workshop

Members to discuss policy and survey results

Jack Weinstein

— Steamboat Springs School Board President Robin Crossan said today's all-day workshop will include discussion intended to help the board operate better.

"We want to talk about how to be a better governing board," she said.

The School Board is scheduled to review policy governance, its governing model; the district's strategic plan; results from a survey of staff members about hiring and treatment; and feedback from community engagement efforts.

She said the discussions would help the district evaluate where it is, where it wants to be and what it will take to get there.

The workshop, which will be held at The Olympian, is open to the public.

Superintendent Shalee Cunn­ingham said Jim Weigel, a consultant with the Colorado Association of School Boards, would lead the policy governance discussion. CASB created policy governance to help School Boards make decisions based on policy, empower staff and engage the community.

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She said the School Board meets with Weigel quarterly for policy governance training.

The School Board also will enter an executive session to review Cunningham's performance, which it does quarterly.

Board members also will discuss who will replace Laura Anderson as the representative on the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services board. Anderson has served as the School Board's representative on the BOCES board for almost three years. BOCES provides state-mandated special education services to about 550 students in six Northwest Colorado school districts, in­­cluding Steamboat, Hayden and South Routt.

The workshop is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 4 p.m.

Agenda highlights

8:30 a.m. Call to order

8:31 a.m. Executive session, superintendent’s evaluation

9 a.m. Policy governance workshop

3:30 p.m. Representation on the BOCES board

4 p.m. Adjourn