Roaring Fork School Board to enter executive session over potential housing development near Riverview School

The Riverview School in Glenwood Springs sits alone while plans for a housing development on Flying M Ranch await an Oct. 2 meeting with the Garfield County Commisioners.
Taylor Cramer/Post Independent

The Roaring Fork School Board is set to hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Carbondale District Office, 400 Sopris Ave.

Among the key items on the agenda is the presentation of results for the CMAS and P/SAT scores recorded throughout the district.

In a significant policy review, three distinct items — JBB, AC, and GBAA — are also up for discussion. Summarily, these policies encompass guidelines against sexual harassment and discrimination within the district:

  • JBB: A policy against student sexual harassment as described by Title IX and state law. enforces a strict protocol for reporting, investigating and addressing any instances. The policy was recently updated this month and is available online.
  • AC: Policy AC ensures a non-discriminatory and equal opportunity environment for all. It includes definitions recognizing protective hairstyles associated with race and offers clarity on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. 
  • GBAA: Specifically addressing district staff, policy GBAA underscores the prohibition of sexual harassment. Violators face stringent actions, including potential termination. 

Following the main session, an executive meeting will take place where the board will discuss options regarding district property near the Riverview School in Glenwood Springs.

In partnership with a number of organizations, the project plans to feature 126 townhomes in all at the Flying M Ranch, just south of Glenwood Springs near the K-8 Riverview School. As part of the plan, the development will include 12 deed-restricted townhomes exclusively for Riverview teachers.

A site plan for the proposed Flying M Ranch development south of Glenwood Springs, near Riverview School.
Garfield County Community Development document

The project proposal for Flying M Ranch got a 7-1 thumbs-up from the Garfield County Planning Commission in May. Now, the proposal waits for a public hearing with the County Commissioners on Oct. 2.

For community members looking to sign up for public comment during the board meeting, you can do so by calling the district at 970-384-6000 or, at the district office before the board meeting.

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