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9 days ago


SAC (School Accountability Committee) Meeting

Please join us for our first SAC meeting on Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 in our office conference room.  Soda Creek SAC is a committee required by state statute to oversee school performance, budget and safety.  Each school in the district has a SAC and we also have a District Accountability Committee comprised of parent and teacher representatives from each school.  Our SAC Chairperson for this year is Jen Gibson and our DAC representatives are Suzi Mitchell and Elissa Chapman.  Please consider joining our SAC and attending our first meeting on December 13. 

Coding Club Begins 10/6/2017

Students in grades 3-5 interested in Coding Club can have their parents sign them up at the link below.

We will meet every Monday from 3:15-4:15.

We have about 40 kids signed up so we are all full.  Sorry

By Scott Furgueson

SCE PIC

2 months ago



Mission Statement

“The Soda Creek PIC is a volunteer organization whose membership includes all parents and staff at Soda Creek Elementary School. Our mission is to promote open and positive communication and understanding between parents and staff of Soda Creek. The PIC holds fundraisers to support school and family social interaction and the enrichment of every child’s education. It is our belief that the team effort of a parent-principal organization offers the best possible learning environment for our children.”

PIC

 

The PIC meets the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 am in the conference room.

 

We only meet once a month for an hour - come and join us to make a difference in our children’s education.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

If you cannot make our meetings, you can still be involved. Please contact us through the main office.

 

The Soda Creek PIC

SCE PIC Minutes

 

"When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better." (Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla in A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement

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Challenge Fund

The fund has been established in partnership with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to help cover financial shortfalls in revenue as well as support new 21st Century Skills and programs in our schools. The Challenge Fund is designed as a direct donation entity for parents, local business and any other interested parties who recognize the importance of strong schools in our community. For more information: Challenge Fund.

By Scott Furgueson

A message from Superintendent Brad Meeks - Steamboat Springs School District
On July 18, the Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education directed the school district administration to proceed with pursuing a 7-year $12.9 million bond to fund three critical infrastructure projects and an ongoing mill levy with a set mill levy amount that will generate $1 million in the first fiscal year. The ongoing mill levy will create a permanent source of funds for capital renewal needs of the district. Steamboat Springs School District voters will have a chance to consider these projects in November.

If funded, the bond will address necessary roof replacements in five facilities as well as the installation of a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Steamboat Springs Middle School. Investments will also be made to restore Gardner Field to a state-of-the-art “classroom” as well as a central gathering point in our community. The ongoing mill levy funding would allow us to promptly address maintenance projects, particularly those that affect health, safety, and equitable environments for students and staff.

For more than a year, the Community Committee for Education (CC4E) has brought the community together, raised awareness of the issues and challenges faced by the school district, and prompted meaningful discussion. While many thoughtful solutions have been raised, the decision to pursue these specific projects and ongoing funding was driven by four core values: safety, student success, transparency, and longevity.

If funded, these investments compared to last year’s school tax based on $500,000 of market value, will increase residential property owners taxes an estimated additional $3.25 a month / $39 a year per $500,000 market value of residential property; and for $500,000 of market value of a commercial property an estimated additional $36 a month / $434 a year.

In the coming weeks and months, you will be able to access factual information about the bond and mill levy issues on our website.
November 7, 2017 Ballot Measures - Bond & Mill Levy
At Monday night's school board meeting, the Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education unanimously approved the ballot language regarding the $12.9 million bond projects and a mill levy that will generate $1 million in the first fiscal year dedicated to ongoing capital renewal needs of the district. Steamboat Springs School District voters will have a chance to consider these projects in November.

If funded, the bond will address necessary roof replacements in five facilities as well as the installation of a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Steamboat Springs Middle School. Investments will also be made to restore Gardner Field for continued use as a classroom as well as a central gathering point in our community. The ongoing mill levy funding would allow the district to address maintenance projects.

If funded, these investments compared to last year’s school tax based on $500,000 of market value, will increase residential property owners taxes an estimated additional $3.25 a month/$39 a year per $500,000 market value of residential property; and for $500,000 of market value of a commercial property an estimated additional $36 a month/$434 a year.

These initial projects are considered Phase I. Later this fall, the district will begin to assemble various sub-committees to address future needs of the district. These sub-committees will address program improvements and enrollment growth under Phases II & III to develop longer term solutions for our facilities.

Since the board took action on the ballot language on August 28, 2017, the requirements of the Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) are now in place.

Click Here to be directed to the Bond 2017 page.

Challenge Fund

2 months ago

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By Scott Furgueson