TELL Survey results mixed at MES

MEEKER I The state’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey has some telling figures regarding Meeker Elementary School, and the perception is that community support for the schools has slid sharply.

Rankin talks reality on school funding issues

MEEKER I State Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, led a public discussion and tutorial on public school finance Monday night at the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) board room. The meeting was originally generated from a discussion between Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras and Rankin at a special dedication ceremony at the Rifle Airport several weeks ago. […]

Chinn is named interim MHS principal; funds still not found

MEEKER I ­­­­The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) held a “special” regular meeting July 7, primarily to review new superintendent Chris Selle’s recommendations to hire two new elementary school teachers and the Meeker High School principal. This was Selle’s first board meeting as superintendent, and previous superintendent Mark Meyer did not attend.

Amy Chinn to be submitted as choice for interim MHS principal

MEEKER I New Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle announced, via email to the Herald Times Tuesday morning, that his choice for Meeker High School principal for the 2015-16 school year is Amy Chinn.

TELL survey at Barone indicates school teachers pretty much satisfied

MEEKER I Principal Jim Hanks and the staff at Barone Middle School have something to be proud of. The BMS Colorado Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey results this year show high scores and improvements in teacher beliefs through several categories of school evaluation.

State GOCO grants $350,000 for MHS track, football field

MEEKER I The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board of directors awarded a $350,000 grant to Meeker High School’s track/football field renovation project during a June 18 meeting. GOCO’s support will facilitate the endeavor—a partnership between the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (ERBM) and the Meeker School District. It validates ERBM’s $400,000 pledge […]

MSD board names Kindler as AD; budget OK’d; grant funds sought

MEEKER I It was a busy night as Meeker Schools Superintendent Mark Meyer started the June 16 meeting of the Board of Education (BOE) with a review of the agenda, with the request that the scheduled executive session be eliminated as it wasn’t needed.

MHS principal resigns new assignment

MEEKER I After rumors had been circulating in the community since late last week, new Meeker Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle emailed the high school staff on Monday to inform them Kelly Boren, who was hired as the new Meeker High School principal by Selle and the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) on May 5, […]

Dorsett calls MSD protocol into question; new MHS classes nixed

MEEKER I Dr. Robert Dorsett, a longtime Meeker High School teacher, spoke up during the call to the public at the June 2 Meeker Board of Education (BOE) meeting, asking about the Meeker School District English as a Second Language (ESL) para-professional having been told, the last full day of school, that her position was […]

Proposed MSD budget expecting big deficit

MEEKER I After reviewing the final plans for high school graduation ceremonies with school counselor Amy Chinn at the May 19 meeting, the Meeker Board of Education looked at the school district’s preliminary 2015-2016 budget.

MSD rehires Meyer, names new principal

MEEKER I At its May 5 meeting, the big ticket items for the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) were the hiring of a new high school principal and filling the vacant academic coordinator position.

Meeker School Board hires two teachers: Dorsett out once again

MEEKER I On the recommendation of Superintendent Mark Meyer, the Meeker Board of Education hired two new high school math and science teachers on April 21 to replace Don Cameron and Dr. Robert Dorsett.