Teacher evaluations may get a mix of reviews

MEEKER I Colorado educator perceptions about teacher evaluations declined between 2011 and 2013, according to the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Colorado survey. However, pilot studies of the evaluation system in Denver have shown improvements in educator perceptions during implementation.

Barone students look forward to testing

MEEKER I When standardized testing comes to Barone Middle School, students look forward to learning active and hands-on skills like archery, knitting or building model rockets.

Chinn resigns from school board; Meyer contract renewed

MEEKER I The board of trustees of Meeker School District RE-1 (MSD) accepted the resignation of new school board member Daniel Chinn, renewed Superintendent Mark Meyer’s contract through school year 2014-15 and approved spring coaches in a special meeting on Feb. 19.

MSD presentations offer looks at student life

Student Chevy Mohr, at podium, and industrial arts and technology teacher Zach Clatterbaugh presented two wood name-plate plaques, one for current MSD board members and one for past MSD board members. Clatterbaugh said Mohr designed and built the plaques, including engraving the metal plates. In the back row, from left, are current board members Dan Chinn, Mindy Burke, Bill deVergie, Marnell Bradfield, Bud Ridings, Kurt Blunt and Todd Shults.

MEEKER I Student presentations are common at Meeker School Board meetings, and the Feb. 4 meeting was no exception with the Meeker High School football players being recognized, Future Farmers of America (FFA) members who recently went to a national convention were introduced, and there was a safe driving presentation by Meeker Family, Career and […]

Meeker schools may again ask voters to fund shortfall

MEEKER I Voters in the Meeker School District may be asked again in November to pass a tax levy override to fund the district and help bail out the district in its major funding shortfall.

Meeker School District to use reserve funds on budget shortfall

MEEKER I Meeker School District unanimously passed a revised budget Tuesday night that included the projected $1.26 million shortfall being covered by the district’s reserve funds. The approved budget meets 2013-2014 obligations with no major cuts in teachers or programs, Superintendent Mark Meyer said.

Forum on school budget shortfall tonight

MEEKER | The Meeker School District, facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 million, will host a public forum today at 6 p.m. at Meeker High School to discuss the situation in an open setting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the forum.

MHS scores high in state, spends high

EDITOR’S NOTE: There are several Internet sites that track students’ educational progress in Colorado. Schooldigger.com is just one of those. The figures in this story have been confirmed through local school officials, but the Herald Times will continue to check other sites as well. MEEKER I According to Schooldigger.com, Meeker High School is ranked 84th […]

Letter to the Editor: RE-1 board declares fiscal emergency

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all residents in Meeker School District-RE1. Last week, the Meeker Board of Education (MBE) approved current policy DBH and declared the school district in a fiscal emergency.

MSD declares an ‘emergency’ with schools’ funding

MEEKER I December financial tables from the Colorado Department of Education led Meeker School Superintendent Mark Meyer to recommend, and the Meeker School District RE-1 Board of Trustees to declare, a state of emergency over district funding.

RE-1: Good news and bad news

A large beam is successfully lifted into a window on the second floor of the new elementary school. It was reported that the repairs are on schedule for a summer completion.

MEEKER I “I have good news and bad news,” Andy Stewart of Vanir, the school district’s owner’s representative for the Meeker Elementary School said following a workshop of three committees held before the March 20 meeting.