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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MEEKER I The Meeker School Board was expected to name the new district school superintendent Tuesday night at its regularly scheduled board meeting.
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.
MEEKER I Jeremy Voytko, the principal at Meeker High School for the past year, turned in his letter of resignation on May 15.
MEEKER I Susan Goettel, superintendent of the Meeker School District for the last three years, turned in a letter of resignation on Friday, with her last day of work being June 28.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of three stories looking at the results released by TELL Colorado, which surveys teachers in Colorado every two years on specific teaching/preparation conditions at their schools. This week we will look at Meeker Elementary School.
Dear Editor: Thank you for reporting conditions in the Meeker School District, and thank you for alerting your readers to the results of the recent TELL survey. I would like to comment on your article in last Thursday’s issue entitled “Teachers: Good and Bad.”