Re-1 board to hear summer school proposal tonight |

Re-1 board to hear summer school proposal tonight

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Principals from the three Roaring Fork School District Re-1 middle schools are before the school board tonight seeking approval for a pilot summer school program.

A one-time allocation of $150,000 is being sought for middle schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt to offer a variety of programs this summer for up to 210 students.

Initially, the classes would be taught at Carbondale Middle School and include teachers from all three schools. Teacher training would also be included in the initial funding.

The seed money is intended to leverage additional grants and other funding to support a sustainable summer school and extended school-day programs in each of the middle schools, according to the proposal before the Re-1 school board tonight.

Under the proposal, programs would include:

• Reading and math intervention

• 21st century skill development

• Project-based application of skills

• Off-campus experiential learning

Transportation and meals would also be provided with the funding. The programs would be offered at no cost to the students.

The school board meets tonight beginning at 5 p.m. at the District Office in Glenwood Springs. The summer school proposal is tentatively slated to be heard at 7:15 p.m.

Also included on the agenda:

• An update on the superintendent search.

• Continued 2012-13 budget discussion and public comment.

• Setting a meeting date for a final decision on use of the new mill levy override funds.

• A districtwide technology audit report.

• Recommendations against closing Glenwood Springs Elementary and Middle schools to out-of-district and outside attendance area enrollment, based on enrollment projections.

The school board has set aside time at 7 p.m. during the meeting for its regular “Open Forum” to hear public comments on any other policies or procedures not included on the agenda.

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