Meeker set to drop high school band and family sciences classes

MEEKER I The Meeker School District RE-1 (MSD) Board of Trustees is considering not filling key teacher positions for music and consumer/family sciences.

MSD Board votes for four-day school week

MEEKER I Come the fall of this year, Meeker School District (MSD) RE-1 will join Rifle, Rangely and at least 80 other Colorado school districts in adopting a four-day school week.

Tom Allen named to fill vacant seat on Meeker School Board

Tom Allen

MEEKER I Tom Allen was selected last week to replace Dan Chinn on the Meeker School District RE-1 (MSD) Board of Education.

MSD joins other state districts, wants ‘negative factor’ tossed

MEEKER I The Meeker School District RE-1 (MSD) Board of Education approved a resolution March 4 calling on the Colorado General Assembly and the governor to remove the negative factor in school financing.

Superintendents seek more K-12 funds; local surveys returned

MEEKER I Mark Meyer, superintendent of Meeker School District RE-1 (MSD) and 167 other Colorado superintendents endorsed a letter to the Colorado General Assembly and Gov. John Hickenlooper to express, “shared concerns regarding the extreme state of inadequate funding for Colorado’s public schools.”

JBC may assist with $476,366 of MSD’s funding shortfall

MEEKER I On Jan. 28, the Colorado State Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) refined its decision to cover mid-year shortfalls for three rural school districts in the state, including Meeker, DeBeque and Pawnee.

Forum on MSD funding fuels many ideas to help with shortfall

MEEKER I A large group of district officials, board members, community members, teachers and parents attended the public forum held by the Meeker School District on Thursday night at Meeker High School to gather ideas on how the district should deal with a budget shortfall of more than $1 million.

Joint Budget Committee to help MSD with deficit

MEEKER I Meeker School District and two other rural Colorado school districts were promised aid from the state Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) to fix reductions in their mid-year funding.

Meyer says MSD will require cutbacks after loss of tax vote

MEEKER I Obviously disappointed by the 64-vote failure of Ballot Issue 3A in Meeker, new school superintendent Mark Meyer said although it is a known fact that cuts will now have to be made, he will certainly comply with the voters’ decision on the measure.

Letter to the Editor: Backing hike in school tax levy

Dear Editor: After reading the Aug. 29 story, “RE-1 School District to Seek Increased Tax Mill Levy,” I want to express support for this initiative. Despite difficult economic circumstances and significant tax loads, I believe it is important that our community continue to maintain a high priority on funding and supporting our schools.

Superintendent to be chosen for RE-1 district

MEEKER I The Meeker School Board was expected to name the new district school superintendent Tuesday night at its regularly scheduled board meeting.

RE-1 superintendent finalists are chosen

MEEKER I In executive session on Tuesday night, the Meeker School Board of Education pared its search for a new Meeker School District superintendent to two candidates from Colorado.