RFSD Weekly Community UPDATE
May 14, 2012
From Judy Haptonstall
A Year of Celebrations!
High School Graduations
Bridges – June 1st -4:00 p.m.
Roaring Fork High School – June 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
Glenwood Spring High School- June 2nd at 1:00 p.m.
Basalt High School – June 2nd at 4:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Daisie Fogelsong from CRES!
Congratulations to Daisie for winning a $4527 grant from Century Link for increasing access to technology for student learning!
Superintendent Search Update
The board is in the process of completing the hiring process by conducting due diligence, completing reference checks, considering site visits, and beginning contract negotiations. They plan to hold a special meeting the week of May 14th to approve the contract for the new superintendent.
The Roaring Fork School District and the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) will be conducting a Communications Audit which will be done May 14th and 15th. Representative groups across the district, including community members, parents, and staff will be asked to provide input to facilitators from CASB regarding the effectiveness of communication both internally and externally.
Community members and parents were contacted by Bill Lamont to ask for participation in the audit and will be meeting Monday evening. As a former board member, Bill has generously volunteered his time to help contact non-school participants for this important project. The goal of the project is to get feedback from all of the district constituents regarding how the district might improve and increase communication. This audit has been funded through the generosity of the Aspen Community Foundation and the Manus Fund.
Just FYI – Last Day of School
The last day of school is June 7th which is a half day for students followed by a half day of check out for staff.
Board Meeting Notes – May 9, 2012
5:00 – Academic Awards Ceremony
5:30 – Meeting called to order
5:35 – Family Resource Center Presentation
6:00 – Open Forum
6:15- Unfinished Business
· Superintendent Search Update
· Carbondale Library Proposal
o The board heard an update on the proposal for the new Carbondale Library
· Budget Presentation/Hearing for Budget Proposal
7:30- New Business
· Request for change for volunteer finger print policy
o The board heard a request from George Stranhan that he do research into the feasibility of changing the district’s volunteer fingerprint policy. The board agreed to review his research when he has completed his work.
· Schedule Special Meeting of the Board during the week of May 14th to approve the contract with Superintendent
· Staff Reports
· Board Reports
· Policies of First Reading- The board requested that these policies be consolidated into a single policy for both transportation and cameras in schools.
o Policy EEAF- Video cameras on Transportation Vehicles
o Policy EEAF-R- Video cameras on Transportation Vehicles
o Policy JICCA- Use of video cameras in schools
o Policy JICCA-R- Use of video cameras in schools
· Recommendation for BHS principal for Board approval
8:15- Open Forum
8:30- Executive Session
Board Members Office Hours:
Richard Stettner- Please call 925-5802 to schedule
Daniel Biggs – Please call 870-948-4228 to schedule
Terry Lott Richardson – Please call 970-404-0531 to schedule
Matt Hamilton at the Third Street Center in Carbondale in the offices of Healthy Mountain Communities and Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation, located near the café. Hours are from 4:30-6:30 the second Tuesday of each month. No appointment necessary, first come, first served.
May 14th – IDD Day and Communication Audit (See schedule above)
May 14th – Special Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the district office relating to the superintendent’s contract
May 15th – Completion of the Communication Audit
May 15th – Middle School Administrators’’ Meeting from 9:00-11:00 at CMS
May 17th – Elementary Administrators’ Meeting from 9:00-11:00 at CRES
May 17th – Pre-Collegiate Graduation Celebration beginning at 6:00 on the Spring Valley Campus of CMC
May 18th – Interviews for Roaring Fork High School Principal
Area Superintendents’ Meeting in Rifle from 12:00-4:00
May 22nd – Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School
May 23rd – Ready for the World Graduation at Basalt High School at 7:00 p.m.