Meyer: Four day week has saved $70,000

MEEKER I At their work session on Feb. 17, the Meeker Board of Education began discussing the budget for fiscal year 2015-16. School district superintendent Mark Meyer reported that the four-day school week produced a savings, from July through December, “not necessarily all-inclusive,” of roughly $70,000.

MSD forum addresses public issues

MEEKER I Meeker School Superintendent Mark Meyer and the Meeker School Board held an open forum Feb. 3, and several members of the public took advantage of the occasion to present several questions to the officials. The forum opened with Superintendent Mark Meyer surprising almost everyone in the room by submitting his letter of resignation, […]

MSD saves $433,650 on refinance; superintendent search to begin

MEEKER I Major business items were on the agenda at the Feb. 3 Meeker School Board meeting including saving district taxpayers significant dollars by refinancing the remaining portion of the district’s 2008 general obligation bonds. Also on the agenda were the resubmission of a grant request for the renewal of the football field and track; […]

Meeker school superintendent Meyer resigns

MEEKER I Mark Meyer, the superintendent of schools in Meeker, kicked off the open public forum at the Meeker Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening by reading a letter of resignation to the board, the few teachers and a gathering of citizens who were present.

MSD board upholds expulsion from Barone for girls in drug incident

MEEKER I At an executive session of the Meeker School District Board of Education on Jan. 20, the board upheld the year-long expulsion of two female students at Barone Middle School.

MSD to hold public forum on Tuesday

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education has set an open public forum for Tuesday evening, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the board room at the School District Administration Building, 555 Garfield St.

Shortfall hits MSD’s budget; district audit finds no wrongdoing

MEEKER I At the Jan. 20 meeting of the Meeker Board of Education, district Superintendent Mark Meyer presented his recommended revised budget for the current school year, showing operating expenses of $5,922,357, plus a possible tax abatement return payment to the county of $148,000, totaling $6,070,357.

Meeker school board addresses Dorsett, TELL surveys, audit

MEEKER I The Meeker School District’s Board of Education (BOE) met Jan. 6 for the first time since the announcement in mid-December that the citizen’s recall effort seeking to replace the three longest-serving members of the board had failed for lack of signatures.

Letter to the Editor: Taxes too high already

Dear Editor: As one of the voters who voted down the recent school mill levy override, I think I speak for the majority of those who made the choice not to increase taxes on the hard-working people living here. These folks cast a “no” vote because they are already strapped with taxes and feel like […]

Following override failure, MSD vows it will do its best

MEEKER I “Sure we are disappointed, but we will carry on and continue to provide the best education possible for our students,” was how Bill deVergie, president of the Meeker School Board, reacted to the defeat of the second attempted tax mill levy increase in two years.

Both school districts in RBC forced to cut staff, programs

RBC I When the economy fell into recession in mid to late 2008, a majority of industries and individuals felt the pain. While the recession was officially declared over before 2010, many school districts are still struggling to cope with the loss of funding. Both the Rangely and Meeker schools have had to get creative […]

Letter to the Editor: In support of mill levy override for Meeker schools

Dear Editor: I want to express support for the Re-1 School District’s initiative to seek an increased tax mill levy.