Letter to the Editor: MSD Board protests funding

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado State Legislature: On behalf of the Meeker School Board, we would like to submit this letter regarding the impacts of the recently passed SB13-260 on our school district.

MSD preliminary budget calls for concern, optimism

MEEKER I Meeker School District is one of only three districts statewide that will see a decrease in its per-pupil funding for Fiscal Year 2013-14 (FY14), according to Meeker School District Superintendent Susan Goettel.

RE-1 in midst of strategic plan

MEEKER I Meeker School District (MSD) began in January to develop a new strategic plan aimed at attaining academic excellence, improved facilities and gaining an inventory of available resources.

Meeker principals get contracts

MEEKER I Not without controversy, all three of Meeker’s school principals received offers for one-year contracts Tuesday night from the Meeker School Board.

MSD offers Goettel one-year contract

MEEKER I The board of trustees of Rio Blanco RE-1 Meeker School District voted unanimously after an executive session on Thursday night to offer current superintendent Susan Goettel a new one-year contract.

Meeker Schools’ concert dates

MEEKER | The Meeker school holiday concert schedule has been announced: Meeker’s preschool, first and second-graders will perform “The Littlest Christmas Tree” in the Meeker High School auditorium Dec. 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Raising funds for local track

MEEKER I The Meeker Education Foundation was incorporated in May 2012 for the sole purpose of supporting and funding enrichment opportunities for Meeker’s students and school staff. It was formed because school finance in Colorado is very inadequate and there doesn’t appear to be much relief in sight.

Districts continue to cut funding

RBC I School districts face another year of drastic cuts as the negative factor increases from -12.94 percent in 2011-12 to -16.1 percent for 2012-13. Options to keep cuts away from the classroom are unrealistic. 

District asked to add drama

MEEKER I In the interest of collaboration and for the benefit of Meeker’s kids, Gary Zellers and Bob Amick, representing the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council, asked the board of the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation District to consider a proposal “to provide comprehensive performing arts programs for the Meeker School District Re-1 schools” through […]

RE-1: Drill baby, drill

MEEKER I Meeker RE-1 superintendent Susie Goettel received direction from the school board to hire a new geotechnical company to further investigate the soils at the new elementary school. The CTL Thompson firm has proposed drilling at least three additional soil bores before structural repairs begin.

Meeker School District OPEN HOUSE

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The Meeker School District will host an open house Sept. 1, 2011 to show the new classroom assignments to students, parents and the community.

Meeker RE-1 School Supply Lists

Meeker Elementary Supply  List PRE-SCHOOL • 6 Elmer’s Glue Sticks • 1 large package of napkins • Backpack • Girls: Small pkg. of paper plates, LG container Clorox wipes, LG Ziploc bags • Boys: large box anti-viral Kleenex, LG paper plates, container of baby wipes KINDERGARTEN • 1 2-pocket folder • 1 backpack/bag • 1 big eraser • 1 set