Click here for documentation of our committee work from 2016-2017.
Click here for the presentation given at the outreach meetings and Community Forums.
Click here for the handout with overview of the current challenges distributed at each meeting.
Monday, May 15 / 5 p.m.
Board of Education Workshop
Centennial Hall, 124 10th St, Steamboat Springs
Monday June, 19 / 5:30 p.m
Board of Education Decision on Ballot Initative
Friday, Jul. 28
Reserve spot on Routt County Ballot for Bond
Friday, Sep. 8
Submit final ballot language for Bond, TABOR notice, Pros & Cons Bluebook
Monday, Oct. 16
Tuesday, Nov. 7
An up-to-date calendar is below:
FALL 2016 COMMUNITY FORUMS
The committee hosted a series of Fall Education Forums to continue the dialogue about the challenges and desires for the future of education in our schools, respond to comments and questions related to the topics identified by the community and provide an opportunity for feedback on potential recommendations to the Board of Education. If you missed the Fall Community Forums see the links to the presentations and updated reports below.October 27, 2016
PAYING FOR OUR SCHOOLS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW by Carol Hedges Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
A LOOK BEHIND THE BUDGET NUMBERS presented by Mark Rydberg, Director of Finance for Steamboat Springs School District
SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY AND POLICY: Discussion on how our schools are run, what programs we offer, our successes and opportunities on how to improve our schools. Presented by members of CC4E.
SPRING 2016 COMMUNITY FORUMS AND FEEDBACK
In spring of 2016, CC4E held a series of community forums where community members voiced opinions about the future of education in Steamboat Springs. Committee members also met with other community stakeholder groups including teachers, district staff, business groups, and other organizations. The Committee wrapped up its community comment period on Aug. 31, 2016.
By the end of the comment period, over 2,500 comments were collected. Seven categories were identified during the meetings - Facilities, Accountability, Programs, Policy, Finance, Community/ Collaboration, and Staff. District demographics was also an overall theme. During the summer months, CC4E formed task forces (which include committee members, community members, teachers and district staff) on each topic and the subcommittee members worked to sift through the comments with the goal of providing some recommendations to the Board of Education by the end of 2016.