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

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.

Meeker program furnIshes healthy foods …

The Meeker School Lunch Program has been consulting with the Livewell Colorado chefs and all that the program brings to the district. “This program has not only given new recipes for our children to try, but it has also been a guide in helping make our program the best it can be,” said Cindy Nelson, […]

Meeker High School science students testing roller coaster energy loss

MEEKER I Four judges picked out the top 10 Meeker High School freshmen’s marble roller coasters last week from more than 50 submitted as part of their physical science classes taught by Michelle Selle this fall. Some were done by individuals, others by teams of two. The projects were part of the classes’ energy studies. […]

Meeker School District 2015 Winter Community Concert

MSD certifies property tax levy, receives mixed test results

MEEKER I Certifying the 2015 county property tax mill levy to fund the school district for the next year was the primary task of the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) on Dec 8. The district operates on a general fund mill levy of 6.542, resulting in $5,057,335 of local property tax. Also, the district has […]

Selle presents review of student testing and assessment results

MEEKER I Meeker Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle returned this past weekend from the Colorado Association of School Boards’ (CASB) annual convention in Colorado Springs along with Meeker School Board President Bud Ridings and newly elected board members Kevin Amack and Davey Smith. After his return, Selle stated, “Student learning should always be the No. […]

MSD board meets, looks at budget

MEEKER I Meeker’s new Board of Education (BOE) met for the first time Nov. 17 as election victors were sworn in and new officers, for two-year terms, were chosen.

From the Superintendent: It is important to keep student expectations high

MEEKER I Results from the initial Partnership of Readiness for Assessment for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments are slowly becoming available. The PARCC assessments tested English and mathematics skills for students in third through 11th grade in the spring of 2015.