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.

Joint Budget Committee to help MSD with deficit

MEEKER I Meeker School District and two other rural Colorado school districts were promised aid from the state Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) to fix reductions in their mid-year funding.

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.

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.

BOCES recognizes retiring members…

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Brad Bauer, second from left, the coordinator of student services for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), presented certificates of appreciation to the three members of the Meeker School District Board of Education who are retiring this year.

County-wide donations…

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Chris Archuleta, right, a graduate of Meeker schools and a representative of Chevron, presented a check worth $15,000 to Iris Franklin, left, the president of the Meeker School District Board of Education, on Tuesday night.

Letter to the Editor: Taking matters into our own hands

Dear Editor: I believe it is time that we took matters into our own hands. One of the issues that Meeker residents will be asked to consider on the ballots that we’ll soon receive is Mill Levy Override 3A, which asks us to help fund our public schools.

Re-1 School District to seek increased tax mill levy

MEEKER I Meeker School District RE-1 voted Aug. 20 to seek an increase in taxes on the Nov. 5 ballot, raising income to fund the district’s current $540,000 budget deficit, to maintain classroom size and support staff, and to add to the district’s capital reserve fund.

RE-1 School District Supply List

MEEKER I Meeker Elementary School 2013-2014 suggested School Supply List

New staff for Meeker schools

MEEKER I The Meeker School District released the names of the many new employees this year on the district teaching and support staffs as well as those new in the three school’s athletic departments.

Back to school tips for students

RBC I As a new school year begins, it’s important for parents and children to take steps to help ensure safe and enjoyable school days.