Roaring Fork School District

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District held graduation ceremonies this past Friday and Saturday. Some schools saw dramatic increases in graduates, like Bridges High School, an alternative school in Carbondale.

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State funds will soon be available for schools to test for lead contamination in water, and local districts are on board.

Roaring Fork School District

Rob Stein is the superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District. He recently sat down with a group of parents who voiced what they see as a “pattern of political bias” within the district.

The class of 2017 will graduate from area high schools in June. Caps and gowns will fill bleachers and auditoriums, as proud parents take pictures. One man, Pat Henry, is sure to be sitting in the audience.

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 Welcome to Valley Roundup.

 

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, who spoke via Skype, and in the studio, Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times and Barbara Platts, digital content manager at Aspen Public Radio.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

  The Roaring Fork School District announced yesterday that around 30 teachers could be cut from the system this year.

 

The Roaring Fork School District has lifted the lock out placed on area schools early this morning.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

The new K-through-8 school south of Glenwood Springs will be called “Riverview.” It’s a public school, but an unconventional one.

Students in the Roaring Fork School District will start classes two weeks late next year.

Aspen Public Radio

In a report published last week, the state predicted teacher shortages will only get worse in the years to come.

  In late October, the Roaring Fork School District added a community organizer to its staff. Janeth Niebla’s job is to listen.

Carolyn Sackariason

On Wednesday, Carbondale Trustees will hear about new data on students and drug use, after the town government helped fund a survey.

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  The Town of Basalt is trying something new. It’s looking for a licensed operator to start a day care center in the town’s Red Brick building.

Third Street Center

There are lots of plans in the works for Third Street in Carbondale. That includes new affordable housing, parking and other changes. A new collaboration to pool resources could snag more funding for those improvements.

Elise Thatcher

As the Roaring Fork School District lines up new rental affordable housing units, officials must also come up with the rules about who can live where and under what guidelines. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the District hopes to have those regulations in place this fall.

 

Leticia Ingram

Leticia Ingram is having a huge week. The Basalt teacher was honored by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, with other celebrated teachers from across the country.

Roger Adams

  It’s been just under a week since Diana Sirko announced her amended plans to leave the Roaring Fork School District. Superintendent Sirko is now stepping down this summer instead of waiting until the end of June 2017.

Habitat for Humanity planning to build teacher housing

Feb 3, 2016
Aspen Journalism

  Plans are in the works to build as many as 40 affordable homes behind Basalt High School, half of which would be dedicated for local teachers. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

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