Tracker: School board 8/23/06 |

Tracker: School board 8/23/06

Nicole Frey

What they said: The board tentatively allocated $3 million of a $128 million bond for the Eagle County Charter Academy, but some board members said the charter school should only be able to use the money if they moved into an existing school district building instead of building a new structure. Charter school board members said they may be willing to move to Battle Mountain High School, if the conditions were right. What this means to you: In a few years, the charter school may have a new home seven miles west of the current location. Whats next: Both school boards will try to iron out details Friday, Aug. 25 at the Seasons building in Avon.

What they said: English speakers continue to do better on tests than students who dont speak English. What this means to you: English is key to doing well on tests. Whats next: The board and superintendent think more outreach to the Hispanic community may help get kids fluent in English faster.

What they said: The district continues to look for more vocational programs to encourage kids to stay in school. A video production class is being introduced at Eagle Valley Middle School.What this means to you: Students will have more options. Whats next: More grant writing to fund more programs. Staff Writer Nicole Frey can be reached at 748-2927 or Vail, Colorado

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