Call for nominations for RE-1 election

MEEKER | Nominations for school board candidates in the Meeker RE-1 district are now open. In November three directors will be elected for four-year terms on the school board.

Board candidates make views known

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RBC I Editor’s note: Candidates in the Nov. 3 election for positions on the Meeker and Rangely school boards were asked to respond to general questions about their qualifications and why they are running for office. The responses that were received appear in alphabetical order, first for Meeker, then for Rangely.

Meeker board OKs $6 million budget

MEEKER I Facing a revenue shortfall of more than $400,000, the Meeker School Board approved a budget of more than $6 million last week.

Meeker board OKs preliminary budget

MEEKER — Although final budget approval won’t occur until later, even into early next year, a preliminary budget was presented to the Meeker School Board at a meeting May 19.

Shifting soils convince Meeker board to build foundation under new elementary school

MEEKER — Soils in this area can be, well, a bit unsettling. With that in mind, the Meeker School Board has decided on a foundation for the new elementary school.

Meeker school board ready to make offer for superintendent

MEEKER — School board members will hold a special meeting April 23 to formally make a job offer for a new superintendent.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new Meeker elementary school is Friday

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A groundbreaking ceremony for Meeker’s new $18.5 million elementary school, scheduled for completion in 2010, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the worksite, east of the Meeker Recreation Center. A construction crew began excavation work last week.

Sen. White meets with school boards to talk about state budget cuts

RBC — When Meeker and Rangely school board members expressed concern about educational funding to Sen. Al White of Hayden, he could sympathize with their situation. “I understand it’s a very difficult year,” White said.

Coming, and going: As Franklin joins Meeker board, Supt. Evig resigns

MEEKER — On the same night the Meeker School Board added a new member, it lost its superintendent.

Former teacher Franklin replaces Turner on Meeker board

MEEKER — Iris Franklin is no newcomer to education. She will bring 20 years of experience as a teacher in her new role as a member of the Meeker School Board.

Meeker school board approves construction mill levy

Second mill levy will fund operations; board seeks member to replace Kai Turner

Meeker school board rejects charter school; OK’s owner’s representative and $179K fee for building project

MEEKER — In one of the significant decisions school board members handled over a series of meetings, they approved the basic design and construction contract for the new elementary school.