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.

Vicky Tate retires after 34 years with MSD

Vicky and Mike Tate on their wedding day.

MEEKER I One of the advantages to living in a small town is the number of exceptional teachers who possess such perseverance that they impact two generations of learners.

Letter to the Editor: Dr. Bob not resigning

Dear Editor: Rumors that I have resigned from my teaching position at Meeker High School are premature, and I would like to clarify my position.

Contract renewals…

The Meeker School Board approved the contracts to retain all three school principals for the 2014-15 school year.

MSD Board votes for four-day school week

MEEKER I Come the fall of this year, Meeker School District (MSD) RE-1 will join Rifle, Rangely and at least 80 other Colorado school districts in adopting a four-day school week.

MSD joins other state districts, wants ‘negative factor’ tossed

MEEKER I The Meeker School District RE-1 (MSD) Board of Education approved a resolution March 4 calling on the Colorado General Assembly and the governor to remove the negative factor in school financing.

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.

Superintendents seek more K-12 funds; local surveys returned

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.”

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.

JBC may assist with $476,366 of MSD’s funding shortfall

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.

Forum on MSD funding fuels many ideas to help with shortfall

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.