Schools

La Veta RE-2 election is canceled as Director Eleanor Foley drops out

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Sept. 14, 2017) In a surprise move Monday night Director Eleanor Foley took herself out of the running for school board and the November election was canceled. The board moved by acclamation to appoint Director Ed Donovan and two new candidates, Polly Neldner and Larry Morgan, to the three open seats. Foley addressed the board saying she withdrew because of the caliber of candidates running. “I had encouraged others to run…

State Board orders take over at Re-1 Peakview School

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 15, 2017) Generation Schools Network (GSN) will exercise final decision making authority over Peakview School during the next two years, according to the final written determination of the Colorado State Board of Education made yesterday at a meeting in Denver. The contract between the Re-1 school district and GSN, approved unanimously by the board Tuesday with members Sherry Gomez and Dorothy Martinez absent, specifies payments to GSN totaling $89,500 for…

Still no public discussion about future of Peakview School

By David Rinehart –(Published: May 25, 2017) “We are not going to be discussing Peakview tonight,” Huerfano Re-1 School Board President Jaye Sudar told the concerned parents who showed at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. Although the board is currently tasked with the serious issue of determining the immediate future of Peakview School, the seven members of the Huerfano Re-1 School Board, were unable to schedule a public workshop at their regular meeting Tuesday. Other dates…

La Veta School on tap for $130,782 BEST grant for new bleachers

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: May 25, 2017) Last week Supt. Bree Lessar made her argument to the facilities committee for BEST grants and it’s all but official; she was successful. Knowing it’s not over till the money’s in hand, Lessar said La Veta’s request for $130,782 to replace the bleachers and upgrade the HVAC system at Roger Brunelli Gym got an approval from the group. “It now has to go to the state Board of…

Colorado Board of Education to decide future of Peakview School

By David Rinehart –(Published: May 4, 2017) How Peakview School, teaching grades K-8, will operate next year is in the hands of the State Board of Education and their decision is due before June 30. The school will be entering its sixth consecutive year on the state’s accountability clock for districts with consistent poor performance. Huerfano Re-1 administration will present their case for limited outside management of the school at an accountability hearing scheduled for…

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