MSD budget available; only $150,000 of reserve funds needed

MEEKER I Meeker School District’s RE-1 (MSD) budget for fiscal year 2014-15 is available at the administration building for public review. The budget estimates $5.7 million in revenue, $5.8 million in expenses with a $150,000 deficit to be covered by reserves.

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.

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Meeker School Board candidates address forum issues

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MEEKER I The seven candidates for four Meeker School Board seats were kept busy Thursday night answering questions from roughly 50 people attending the Meeker Education Association forum at the MHS cafeteria.

Letter to the Editor: Chinn a good school board candidate

Dear Editor: Few elections in Rio Blanco County seem to leave one with the feeling that his or her vote was important and counted for something. The exception is often elections involving local offices with well-known candidates having lots of ties to the community.

School board candidate forum Oct. 17

MEEKER I The Meeker Education Association (MEA) will host a School Board Candidate Forum on Oct. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Meeker High School cafeteria.

School board forum Oct. 17

MEEKER I The Meeker Education Association (MEA) will host a School Board Candidate Forum on Oct. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Meeker High School cafeteria.

Seven candidates vie for four vacancies on Meeker school board

MEEKER I There will be seven candidates vying for four seats on the Meeker School District RE-1 Board of Trustees in the Nov. 5 general election.

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.

School repairs on schedule

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education received a positive update on the repairs on the new elementary school, heard positive comments on their winter sports coaches from parents and accepted a $50,000 settlement agreement from Terracon Geotechnical Services at its meeting Tuesday last.

Plans ready but not numbers

Travis Huppert, who will be the superintendent on-site for The Neenan Company while repairs are under way at the elementary school; Mike Daley of The Neenan Company; Wayne Muir of SCI, Inc., the company who designed the repairs; Andy Stewart of Vanir, the school district’s owner’s representative; and school superintendent Susan Goettel were all in attendance at the school board meeting Tuesday. Demolition will begin on the first-floor ceiling but repairs will not begin until addenda to the contract have been agreed to by all parties, which should be by the Feb. 7 board meeting.

MEEKER I The plans are complete, calculations have been made and the state considers the permit in place to be valid but the cost of repairs and how much will be the responsibility of The Neenan Company and how much will be shouldered by the Meeker School District have not been reconciled.

Board approves preparations

MEEKER I “We’re getting closer,” said Meeker School Superintendent Susan Goettel about the repairs needed at the new elementary school building.