Non-profit groups play vital role where school district is concerned

MEEKER I Upon completing my first year as superintendent of the Meeker School District, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the phenomenal community support provided by various non-profit entities in Meeker.

MSD looks at high number of valedictorians, acts on budget

MEEKER I Meeker Board of Education (BOE) member David Smith reported during the board’s June 20 meeting that several people had asked him following the Meeker High School commencement what the deal was with having so many potential valedictorians for the Class of 2017. Nine 2017 students received mantles at the 2016 commencement.

Meeker School District deals with budget and mission statements

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) budget is expected to be approved later this month with a variety of changes proposed. Preliminary discussions in May led to the board approving the establishment of a full-day kindergarten, an additional fifth grade class, a credit recovery paraprofessional, a step increase for teachers plus a step […]

Letter to the Editor: MSD works to rebuild lost programs

Dear Editor: This is to inform constituents of the Meeker School District about recent decisions made by their school board.

From the Superintendent: MSD defines security plan

MEEKER I While getting to know the Meeker community during the past several months, many of you have frequently heard me comment that student learning is the number one goal for a school system. Given that student learning will always be goal No. 1, student safety is goal 1A.

Frequent MSD critic speaks favorably of changes within district

MEEKER I At the Meeker Board of Education meeting on March 15, the most interesting event, in addition to honoring, in person, the high school wrestling state championship team and participants in middle school “History Day,” were comments made by a citizen who showed up just to make his remarks.

From the Superintendent: Funding for district still the key to getting back what was lost

MEEKER I “Money, money, money … all the things I could do if I had a little money.” Who would have ever thought the 1976 lyrics from the legendary Swedish band ABBA would best describe the financial state of Colorado’s public schools in 2016?

From the Superintendent: Understanding dynamics of Colorado school funding

MEEKER I As the 2016 legislative session begins, funding for school finance will once again take center stage. For the Meeker School District, multiple programs and offerings have been cut over the past several years in response to the declining investment Colorado is making in K-12 education.

Selle joins superintendents calling for more funding

MEEKER I Meeker Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle participated Jan. 14 in a news conference by state school superintendents at the State Capitol, urging the Legislature to properly fund public schools.

MSD, RSD superintendents displeased with ACT switch; state may delay action

RBC I The state may be reconsidering its most recent state testing change, and that would make local school superintendents happy.

State changes from ACT tests to SATs for college entrance, sophs

MEEKER I On Dec. 23, when virtually no public school or administrative offices in the state were open, Colorado school superintendents were notified by email that the New SAT and the PSAT (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and the Preliminary SAT) had been chosen by an independent selection committee to serve as the Colorado college entrance […]

Superintendent in Meeker still being impressed by students in district

MHS students work with toys for tots.

MEEKER I It has been my privilege to be a part of the Meeker School District for a full semester. In applying for and subsequently accepting the superintendent position in the district, it was my belief that committed adults were working with phenomenal students.