Letter to the Editor: Dorsett says goodbye

Dear Editor: The Meeker School Board refused my proposals for contract revisions that would have protected me, and, hopefully, also my colleagues, from the hostile workplace environment imposed by the high school principal. I will not be working at Meeker High School this fall.

Dorsett will not be returning to teach at MHS this year

Dr. Bob Dorsett

EDITOR’S NOTE: The story below was written after the Aug. 5 meeting of the Meeker School Board but before the open executive session on Monday this week. At the Monday meeting, the board and Dorsett were unable to agree on terms.

Meeker School Supply Lists ~ 2014/2015

Meeker High School In general, every student is expected to have a USB or thumb drive along with writing utensils and be prepared for individual courses.

Letter to the Editor: Dr. Dorsett won’t return to MHS

Dear Editor: I tried to negotiate a contract with the Meeker School District which would alleviate disagreements between myself and the high school principal and which would also help the district overcome its “fiscal emergency,” but after six weeks of talks, Superintendent Matt Meyer finally rejected my proposal.

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.”