Tracker: Eagle County School Board
How they voted: Yes MaryAnn Stavney, Jason, Andy Arnold, Pat Donovan.No Connie Kincaid-Strahan. What they said: The board started out wanting to ask for $139 million to deal with growth and aging buildings in the school district. Investment banker Todd Snidow with Geroge K. Baum & Co. tried to get the board to agree to $120 million an amount he believes the community will approve but wanting more money for technology and land, the board finally voted to go for a $128 million bond. The money will go toward updating facilities, building new schools and more. How it affects you: If the bond passes, new school will be built, old schools will get better, but its going to cost homeowners. Whats next: The school board will take a final vote on the question during an Aug. 23 school board meeting, and must formally submit a ballot question by the first week of September.
What they said: The Board of Education was told that while English-speaking students are earning scores close to or above state averages, those who cant speak or read English arent doing as well. Eagle County high school students are also doing worse in math than in writing or reading subjects. How it affects you: If youre an English-speaking parent or student, youre doing fine, but if you dont speak English, youve got a lot of catching up to do. Whats next: The school board will look at ways to increase English-language acquisition in non-English speaking students. Staff Writer Nicole Frey can be reached at 748-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Vail, Colorado
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