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Tracker: Board of Education 6/27/07

How they voted: Approved unanimously.

What they said: A consultant was hired last year to facilitate meetings with teachers, administrators and staff members and to be a neutral party in gathering information and reporting the findings.

The district wants the same service next school year, but the slotted money had to be spent for national advertising to hire a new chief financial officer. $30,000 was approved to cover the costs of both the consultants and the advertising.



What this means to you: Teachers and administrators will have another way of candid communication.

How they voted: Approved unanimously.



What they said: Under No Child Left Behind, Eagle County School district can apply for $689,812 in grant money. The district will apply for this money and use it for supporting the Teacher Advancement Program, literacy programs, math curriculum, English as a second language programs and many other programs.

What this means to you: The district is hoping to wrangle federal money for educational programs.

How they voted: Approved unanimously.



What they said: Before proceeding to the next design phase of the new Battle Mountain High School and Eagle Valley High School renovations, the board of education must approve preliminary designs. As long as they stay within budget, and so far they have, the designs looked fine to the board.

What this means to you: You’re a step closer to a new high school.

How they voted: Approved unanimously.

What they said: The New America School will focus on students ages 15 to 21 who are struggling with English. The board approved the school’s charter contract, which outlines the school’s mission, regulations and relationship with the Eagle County School district. The New America School will open this fall.

What this means to you: Students struggling with English will have a new place to learn.


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