Archive for the ‘District 6’ Category

Amendment 66: Taxpayer con job

By Tom Tancredo – (WND) – Next week voters across Colorado will be asked to approve Amendment 66, a nearly $1 billion tax increase supposedly designed to fund smaller classrooms and better education outcomes for all kids. What’s happening in Colorado is also seen in many states and communities every year.   Surprise! It’s a [...]

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District 6 students to get new principals

Four schools in Greeley-Evans School District 6 will have new leaders for the 2013-14 school year.   Insoon Olson will take the reins of Northridge High School. Olson comes to District 6 from Silver Creek High School in Longmont, where she worked as the assistant principal for seven years. Olson is a long-time northern Colorado [...]

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Parents to get information on student educational options

GREELEY – Parents of children who reside in the Greeley/ Ft. Collins area will have an opportunity to hear about the multiple educational opportunities and schooling options available to their children during an expo in June.   Local radio station, Pirate Radio 104.7 is sponsoring Education Options For Children on June 15. The event, which [...]

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Tribune calls District 6 students “resources”

Recent revelations that District 6 will be letting nearly 20 percent of their new teachers has caused the Greeley Tribune to blame part of the problem on charter schools by categorizing students as “resources” that the district is losing.   At Monday’s board of education meeting, District 6 Superintendent Ranelle Lang told board members that [...]

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District 6 closure catches parents off guard

by Jack Minor –   Many parents who went to drop their children off at school today were surprised to learn that District 6 had cancelled classes on Tuesday.   At around 5 AM District officials made the decision to cancel classes because of the extreme cold, winds and blowing snow. District policy requires a [...]

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District 6 plunges to “priority improvement” status under Lang’s leadership

by Peter Grady –   District 6 announced a shocking bit of news Monday evening when it was revealed that the educational program under Superintendent Ranelle Lang has resulted in the Greeley-Evans school district being dropped to one step from the bottom of the state accreditation list.   At Monday’s board meeting it was revealed [...]

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Numbers for 3A don’t quite add up

by Jack Minor –   While voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to build a replacement school for John Evans, a closer look at the numbers being given to voters for the cost of the project apparently do not add up, with actual costs to the taxpayer being greater than what is [...]

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District received funds for asbestos abatement, has no record where funds went

by Jack Minor –   Officials with School District 6 say the district had received funds for asbestos abatement for schools such as John Evans some years ago from a lawsuit, but now there is no record of the settlement or how the funds were spent.   An elected official, who wishes to remain anonymous, [...]

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District 6 goes into campaign mode for 3A

by Jack Minor –   The Greeley/Evans District 6 Board of Education appears to be going into a full blown campaign mode in an attempt to get voters to approve a bond issue this November.   At September’s Parent Teacher Organization at Scott Elementary, board member Judy Kron made a pitch for a bond issue [...]

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District “number ban” based on experience

by Jack Minor –   While the Greeley/Evans School District’s policy on banning certain numbers being displayed, including 18, which is the number of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, officials said the reasoning is actually based on experience.   The dress code for district schools prohibits team jerseys or belt buckles with the numbers 13, [...]

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Healthy habits for going back to school

WELD COUNTY, CO – Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment offers health tips to students who will be heading back to school after summer vacation to keep them healthy.   School supplies: check.  New backpack: check.  Haircut: check.  But what about healthy habits?  While students think about back-to-school shopping, new teachers, and homework, [...]

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Bond issue District’s to lose, conservative leader says

by Jack Minor –   A local leader of a conservative group says while he agrees that John Evans Middle School needs to be torn down, if voters do not pass a bond issue this November school board officials will have no one to blame but themselves.   The District 6 board of Education will [...]

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Local entities to offer concussion symposium

by Matt Lacy –   As more and more attention is being given to NFL players and the long-term effects of concussions suffered from playing the game, local entities have teamed up to provide concussion training for local coaches.   The City of Greeley, Weld County School District 6, the University of Northern Colorado and [...]

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Feds: submit school board to evaluation to get funding

by Jack Minor –   In what some have said is an attempt to assert more local control over local schools, the Obama administration has said individual school districts can now apply for Race to the Top funds if they are willing to subject the school board to government evaluations.   Greeley/Evans District 6 board [...]

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Trimberger out, Lidiak in

  by Jack Minor   -– At the first meeting of the new District 6 school board, members wasted no time in setting a new tone and direction. After  all board members except Judy Kron and Julia Richard indicated they would not support her leadership, Linda Trimberger was forced to step down from the board president [...]

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‘Others’ will control Greeley school board

By Craig Masters To illustrate how much people in America want to avoid revealing more than necessary to their government, the 2010 census report for Greely’s population shows a population of ‘Others’ nearly twice as large as the combined total of all other non-white ethnic groups. This includes those persons identified as being a combination [...]

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SchoolBoard, Prop.103, City Council….Here’s sound advice

  Staff Reports  – Evans Fire Protection District – unnecessary.  Evans still has efficiencies to find and fat to cut before asking for tax hikes in these times.   Proposition 103 – This one is simple.  No. For many reasons, but you can stop at the fact that the new tax money will not be [...]

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Broughton, Elliott, Rankin, Pike – right choices for schools

 Greeley Gazette  Editorial Board  Greeley schools are not exemplary by any stretch of the imagination.  The current SB doesn’t admit even this. City leaders and local Realtors often hear from businesses and individuals that refuse to move to Greeley because our schools perform so poorly. The Co. Dept. of Ed.  just handed another indictment to [...]

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Decision time for District 6

  By James Courant The current and future direction of our public schools has sparked much interest and not a little passion within our community in recent months. Now with the election of school board members fast approaching, voters have their choice of fourteen candidates vying for the four available director’s positions. The stark differences [...]

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Greeley 9/12 Group to host school board candidate forum

by Jack Minor The District 6 school board candidates will be available for questioning at the Greeley 9/12 group this coming Wednesday. The meeting will be moderated by Brian Britton, head of the group. Britton will ask the candidates several rounds of questions. Later in the evening, individuals will have an opportunity to present questions [...]

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Ooops, I voted for the wrong school board candidate!!

By Brett Reese     – This commentary is mine as an individual and does not reflect the perspective of any business or organization I am associated with, including the D6 board of education.  While it’s clear to me that the city council candidates will pose no threat to the incumbents, the school board has four open seats [...]

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Who are the school board candidates?

    By James Courant   The field for the upcoming Greeley/Evans school board elections is a crowded one. With fifteen candidates vying for the four open seats, the Gazette will be doing a series of articles on meeting the candidates.   In this article we will be providing some basic information on each candidate [...]

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Greeley/Evans school board candidate may face jail

by Jack Minor   –   The Gazette has learned that a candidate running for a position on the school board may have violated election laws by having another individual collect petition signatures without signing a circulator’s affidavit.  Jean Daviet is one of four candidates running for a two year seat on the District 6 Board [...]

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East side to get charter school

  by Jack Minor  – The District 6 board of education gave permission for Union Colony Preparatory School to open an elementary school on the east side of town. Union Colony had submitted an application last year that was rejected by board for being incomplete. Responding to the challenge, officials went back and submitted another [...]

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ACLU wins injunction to stop needy children from attending school of choice

by Jack Minor  – In a ruling that critics say will harm needy children, a Denver District Court judge has blocked Douglas County’s implementation of a scholarship program that would allow parents to send their children to the school of their choice. In the ruling, Judge Michael Martinez said that the rights of individuals opposed [...]

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Stupid is as stupid does, August 2011

By Mike Bauman  – Two Aurora police officers went afoul of the law in Wyoming last week.  Goshen County  (Torrington) Wyoming Sheriff’s office was notified of a marked Aurora Police vehicle that was speeding, using its emergency equipment to pass other vehicles and throwing trash out of the windows.  Upon contacting the vehicle, which was [...]

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De-Fund the Department of Education Before its Too Late

 I was doing background research for a completely different article when I happened to open the web site of the National Education Association. I was caught up reading one article after another. Suddenly I found myself writing this open letter about an email from Senator Bennet. The web site of the National Education Association is [...]

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Surprise! George Soros doesn’t like Brett Reese

      by Jack Minor  District Six Board of Education Director Brett Reese and others were branded for supposed hate speech by a George Soros funded group that identifies itself as being dedicated to “keeping an eye on the radical right.”  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) listed Reese at number three on a list of individuals, for [...]

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Brett Reese: D6 is wasting million$ – Taxes not the answer

  In spite of numerous meetings with the public, my colleagues are continuing their fantastic proclivity to image and politics instead of education.  They have held meetings, collected input and then ignored it all for their own whims.  There does not exist on this board a single business owner who is making their living with that [...]

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Some school administrators sacrifice for students

The following article was reprinted from the Seymour Tribune in Seymour, Indiana Reed resigns for sake of school Move could save Medora $123,000 June 14, 2011 1:06 AM By AUBREY WOODS MEDORA — This community’s school corporation may likely survive state funding cutbacks, but it will have to do so without Superintendent John Reed. “You [...]

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US Government: 82 percent of our schools failing

by Jack Minor   While  School District 6 focuses on budget cuts, another statistic has come out that may cause alarm. A government report says the vast majority of all public schools are failing.  U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, told the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in March that, under existing criteria, 82 [...]

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School board disallows guns anywhere, usurps state law

by Jack Minor   Members of the District 6 school board passed a rule forbidding citizens legally allowed to carry a firearm from being in any location the school holds an activity,  including museums, parks and other locations.   Under the new policy, anyone who would normally be permitted from carrying a gun will be forbidden [...]

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Oops! NEA “discovered” they spent money on political expenditures

by Jack Minor   A complaint to the IRS claims the Colorado Education Association and other state affiliates of the National Education Association have used their tax exempt status to assist Democrat political campaigns.  In March, the Landmark Legal Foundation filed a formal complaint with the IRS seeking a full investigation into the NEA’s failure [...]

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How many genders are there for people? School says “many”

by Jack Minor   At a time when the government says 82 percent of all public schools are failing, a California elementary school has found time to teach students that there are more than two genders of people.   The Redwood Heights Elementary school taught students that humans have multiple genders besides male and female, [...]

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D6 employees: “We’ll lose our jobs if we speak out”

Story and photo By Jack Minor  Former and current School District 6 employees spoke out during a town hall meeting held by Brett Reese saying they were afraid to discuss the problems in the district, fearing it might cost them their jobs.  Reese held a town hall meeting as an individual at the Farr library [...]

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