Hanna honored

Lisa Hanna is the teacher of the month at Parkview Elementary’s for the month of December for her kindness, concern and passion for her students.

RANGELY I This teacher’s natural ability to provide quality differentiation for her kids stands out.

Kids and Kindness …

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Rangely School District Superintendent Todd Cordrey leads a Consistency Club group of 10 kids at Parkview Elementary.

Bennett, Swenson honored

RANGELY I Rangely School District has deemed October “principal appreciation month” and would like to honor Parkview Elementary Principal Bennie Bennett and Rangely Jr./Sr. High School Principal Berry Swenson.

TEACHER OF THE MONTH …

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Vicki Douglas is an all-around awesome teacher and person.

Grade school to be torn down

Board unable to come up with alternative use for 30-year-old building RANGELY I Talk about bringin’ down the house. The “old” Parkview Elementary — which is how it has been referred to since the building was vacated at the end of the school year — will be demolished.

BOCES board meeting set for March 31

RANGELY — Rio Blanco BOCES will hold a regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 31 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Rangely School District Board Room, 550 River Road to discuss the preliminary budget for 2009-2010.

Rangely board votes to close Parkview

RANGELY – Parkview Elementary School’s days are numbered.

Principal says closing building is better than cutting the curriculum

RANGELY — Parkview Elementary Principal Mary Lansing said the district is considering closing the building, not the school.

Board, patrons debate closing

RANGELY — What a difference a year makes. Or six months. “We look back at September and we had over 40 new students, we were looking at a bond issue, oil was over $100 a barrel and things looked good,” said Matt Scoggins, Rangely School Board president. “Wow, how things have changed.”

State education funding could come up short

As Rangely schools consider cost-cutting moves, superintendent says state funding could be 11 percent short in 2010-2011 school year RANGELY — While rethinking its budget process and considering ways to cut costs, the Rangely School Board is also bracing for a possible deficit in state funding for education.

Q&A: Rangely DISTRICT’S annual budget

RANGELY — Rangely School District RE-4 is starting to formulate its 2009-2010 budget. As part of that process there have been a number of questions related to the budget and the recent bond passage. Below are the most commonly asked questions and responses from the district.

Patron suggests forming taxing district in order to keep all 3 schools open

District would lease buildings to board RANGELY — While the closing of Parkview Elementary is still a possibility, school board members are soliciting public input before making a decision about the future of the building.