Re-1 briefs |

Re-1 briefs

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Roaring Fork School District Re-1 board of education holds it regular meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at the Re-1 District Office in Glenwood Springs.

Included on the agenda will be:

• A discussion about budget planning for next year, and establishing a process to determine how to use the mill levy override funds approved by voters last fall.

• A review of the parameters set by the school board last year for adding and funding sports programs in district schools.

• A presentation by the immigrant rights student advocacy group Association of Students United in Action. The group is asking the board to establish a policy prohibiting school resource police officers in district schools from working directly with federal immigration enforcement agents.

An open forum for the public to comment on any item that is not on the agenda is set for 7:45 p.m.

An agenda for the school board meeting and other documents can be found at the district website,

The Roaring Fork School District Re-1 now has an online survey for staff, parents, students and community members to weigh in on the characteristics they would like to see in the next superintendent of schools for Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.

The survey can be found in both English and Spanish on the home page of the district’s website,

In addition to the survey, there will be community meetings on Feb. 16 and 17 to gather additional comments. The meetings and survey are being conducted by the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates.

Meetings will take place on the following schedule:

General community meetings will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Glenwood Springs Middle School, Carbondale Middle School and at Basalt High School.

Local business owners are encouraged to offer their thoughts in separate meetings, on Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Carbondale Middle School and 1 p.m. at Basalt High School, and on Friday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

The Re-1 board is in the process of seeking a replacement for Superintendent Judy Haptonstall. The board voted last month to end her contract after the current school year. The board hopes to have a new superintendent on board by July 1.

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