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2 years 11 months ago

Greeley teacher deal includes raises, furloughs

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Greeley-Evans School District teachers have until Friday to vote on a tentative agreement with the school board that gives them pay raises based on experience but also requires them to take furlough days. The Greeley Tribune reported Thursday that the proposed contract was negotiated by...

3 years 2 months ago

Pueblo schools stay open despite sub zero temps

From Denver to Colorado Springs, many school districts were closed today because of the bitter cold temperatures. However, in Pueblo, both District-70 and Pueblo City Schools were open with a two hour delay. At Somerlid Elementary school, the temperature was -2 degrees as students arrived for class. Several parents...

3 years 3 months ago

Pueblo D.A. says Greaves investigation ongoing

Pueblo District Attorney Bill Thiebaut says he is not filing charges against Phillip Greaves II for writing or distributing his book: "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct." However, Thiebaut cautions the investigation into the Pueblo author continues. Greaves was arrested Monday morning by law...

3 years 4 months ago

Harrison School District shows improvement methods

Harrison School District 2 has made national headlines with a bold plan to change public education. Superintendent Mike Miles talked about the progress today. His message: "DONE, Waiting for Superman!" "Waiting for Superman" is a recently released documentary with a powerful message now taking the nation's public education...

3 years 4 months ago

Harrison District talks about school improvement

Harrison School District 2 has made national headlines with a bold plan to change public education. Superintendent Mike Miles will talk about the progress on Monday. His message: "DONE, Waiting for Superman!" "Waiting for Superman" is a recently released documentary with a powerful message now taking the nation's...

3 years 6 months ago

Giron, Ortegon face-off in Senate 3 debate

Two women running for State Senate District 3 debated in Pueblo Wednesday night. The candidates are Angela Giron (D) and Vera Ortegon (R). More than a hundred people attended the debate which was held at Pueblo Community College. Giron was appointed to the position in August, when her predecessor Abel...

3 years 7 months ago

Pueblo West chooses new district manager

The Pueblo West Metro Board has chosen Jack Johnston, currently HARP Authority Executive Director, as its new District Manager. Johnston must still officially accept the position and agree to a contract. If he accepts the job, Johnston will be the third District Manager is just a year and a...

3 years 7 months ago

Job of the Day: DOW District Managers

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hiring District Wildlife Managers. This is one of the few entry-level positions in the wildlife field that allows a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional seeking a career change the opportunity to have an immediate impact on wildlife. Responsibilities include: wildlife management, law...

3 years 7 months ago

Aspen schools seek tax increase

The Aspen School District is asking voters to approve a property tax increase of $1.2 million a year to help close a budget shortfall. The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot this fall. School officials say the increase would amount to a...

3 years 7 months ago

Recall effort underway in Harrison D-2

Colorado Springs residents who are unhappy with the leadership in Harrison School District 2 have launched a recall effort to remove Deborah Hendrix, Linda Pugh, and Richard Rice from the school board. The group is now collecting signatures to get the recall on the ballot.

3 years 9 months ago

DA's Office issues report on Officer Involved Shooting

The District Attorney's Office investigated an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs. Its final report was released Friday afternoon. Here's a complete transcript -- "The District Attorney's Office has concluded its' investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on June 4, 2010 and issues the following report: Any...

3 years 10 months ago

Pueblo teachers declare impasse

The Pueblo Education Association and Pueblo City Schools (District 60) released a joint statement Tuesday declaring impasse on a new contract. Five times the two sides have met, but they have not been able to agree on several issues. Points of contention include teacher work load, student discipline, wages...

3 years 11 months ago

Teacher shake up at Pueblo City Schools

A big shake-up going on in Pueblo City Schools. Dozens of teachers and other staff are being transferred, because their schools aren't making the grade. The upside is millions of new dollars from the No Child Left Behind program. More than 40 teachers and nearly 20 staff members will move...

3 years 11 months ago

Budget woes could impact Pueblo teachers

Some teachers in Pueblo may lose their jobs as Pueblo City Schools works to trim its budget. The school board needs to cut about $5.5 million out of the budget for the upcoming school year. One recommendation right now, is to eliminate 28 teaching positions.School board president Stephanie Garcia, says...

3 years 11 months ago

Pueblo West looking for another manager again

After only 9 months in the position, Larry Howe-Kerr has resigned as District Manager of Pueblo West. Howe-Kerr submitted his resignation at Tuesday night's metro district board meeting. Board members voted 5-0 to accept his resignation. Howe-Kerr's last day is Friday. A newspaper report states he will receive $49,100 in...

3 years 11 months ago

D-11 kindergarten registration nears

Kindergarten registration for the 2010-2011 school year is Friday, April 23, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at all District 11 elementary schools. Children must be five years of age on or before October 1, 2010, to enroll in kindergarten. For each child to be enrolled, parents should bring...

4 years 15 hours ago

Rocket team heads to nationals

The Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs has been notified that their student rocketry team is one of the nation's top 100 and has qualified to compete in the national, Team America Rocketry Challenge. Galileo's team is the only one in the state of Colorado to qualify....

4 years 2 days ago

D-11 lunch gets healthier

District 11 is attempting to radically improve the food served in its 65 lunchrooms in Colorado Springs. Rick Hughes, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, indicates "Childhood obesity and ‘diet related' health issues are at epidemic levels in our own community, while dozens of food products are recalled weekly...

4 years 3 weeks ago

D-60 asks serious questions of DHPH board

The Pueblo District 60 Board of Education sent a terse letter to Delores Huerta Preparatory School's Board President Tuesday. The letter was also sent local media. Stephanie Garcia, the District 60 Board President brought up six points of concern. It notes a governing board that appears to lack a...

4 years 1 month ago

Unhappy D-70 parents look at options

More on School District 70's plan to shift to a 4-day school week this fall. Some parents in Pueblo County say they will take their students elsewhere. Some private schools say they've been getting calls from parents. News First 5 looked at options for parents. The McClelland School and St....

4 years 1 month ago

D 70 may move top-ranked school

A big crowd is expected at Tuesday night's school board meeting at Pueblo County High School. Board members will consider the first round of cuts aimed at trimming $5 million from the District 70 budget. That includes moving one school and possibly closing others. One idea D-70 is considering is...

4 years 3 months ago

School District 70 examines major cuts

School District-70 in Pueblo County is considering making major cuts to balance its budget next year. Superintendent Dan Lere tells News First 5 several options are being talked about including closing schools, cutting bus routes and reducing funds for athletic programs. District-70 says it needs to cut about $5 million...

4 years 7 months ago

Pikes Peak Library District gets $15,000 grant

The Pikes Peak Library District received a $15,000 grant from the Colorado State Library for a Play and Learn Program. Every elementary student in Colorado studies state history to meet the Colorado model content standards, including over 8,000 fourth-graders in El Paso County. The Pikes Peak Library District...

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