Board of Education
The Board of Education determines district policies and provides strategic guidance to ensure every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world.
Board members serve as representatives of the community in providing direction for Roaring Fork Schools programs and ensuring that the school system operates efficiently and effectively. In fulfilling this responsibility, the board concerns itself primarily with adopting policy, planning school services, and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of district services.
The Board of Education meets regularly during the school year--typically on the second and fourth Wednesdays, starting at 5:30pm. All regular meetings are open to the public. See the 2017-18 Board Meeting Dates for a full schedule.
- 2017-18 Board Meeting Dates
- Board Agendas & Packets
- Board Minutes
- Director Districts (for an interactive map, click here)
November 2017 Board of Education Election
There are three Board of Education seats up for election on November 7, 2017:
- District A, for a four year term
- District D, to serve the remainder of Daniel Biggs' four-year term, which ends November 2019; and
- District E, for a four year term.
Who can run for office? Those interested in running for the school board must be a registered voter of the district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election, and must live in the district that he or she runs to represent (see here for an interactive map).
Candidates must file a nomination petition signed by at least 50 eligible electors from throughout the school district, and submit a written notice of intention to be a candidate and other official paperwork. All documents must be filed by September 1, 2017.
How to Address the Board
To speak during Open Forum, come to the meeting prior to the stated open forum time (on each agenda), and inform the Board Secretary, Angie Davlyn, of your desire to speak. In the interest of respecting the time of all who are present, speakers are to limit their remarks to three minutes or less. If community members are not able to attend a meeting themselves, they can have a representative speak on their behalf or read a letter.
Please know that while the Board greatly values all comments from the public, the Board will not respond, but will follow up as needed after the meeting. Please be aware that any personnel or individual student matters are considered confidential under Colorado Law and it is out of respect of the law, our employees and students, that we ask that those discussions take place privately in executive session.
Current Board MembersMary Elizabeth Geiger
Board President (through 12/1/2017)
Mary Elizabeth has lived in Glenwood Springs since 2001. She is an attorney specializing in real estate, land use, municipal and water law, and worked with Sherry Caloia until her election to the District Attorney Office in 2013, at which time Mary Elizabeth began working at Garfield & Hecht, P.C. Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Chris, have two children who attend Sopris Elementary School. She has served on the City of Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission since 2008, was a board member and president at OUR School Preschool from 2006-2014, and serves on the Ninth Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission.
Board Vice President (through 12/1/2017)
Jen lives in Old Snowmass with her husband Josh and her son Jack, a 4th grader at Basalt Elementary. Jen is a trainer and coordinator with the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen. She is also a student and teacher at Rocky Mountain Martial Arts in Basalt.