Tag Archives: District 6

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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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.   … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tribune takes Greeley voters to the woodshed over District 6 scores

by Peter Grady –   The head of a local political organization has taken issue with a recent editorial by the Greeley Tribune placing the blame for low test scores on voters.   In a recent editorial, District 6 needs … Continue reading

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Who will speak for Greeley’s children?

by Craig Masters Mired in the muck at the bottom of the learning well, Greeley students continue to suffer while a truly inept superintendent fiddles on her golden fiddle. Why do the parents of district 6 students continue to accept … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Lang defends administrator salary, says they work more than teachers

by Jack Minor –   District 6 Superintendent Ranelle Lang has responded to criticism that a teacher who has been teaching in district classrooms for over 25 years is making less than the new communications director by saying the amount … Continue reading

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District 6 didn’t need tax increase for BEST grant

I initially approached the question of 3A with an open mind. But when I read the measure’s description I made up my mind real quick. The repayment cost for this is outrageous! Worse, going into debt could have easily been … Continue reading

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as … Continue reading

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Something to ponder on the bond issue for a new John Evans school

Questions on the tax increase for a new John Evans     The      proposed site at 65th        Ave and 37th St would require a      minimum of $ 4-6 million for infrastructure (taps, curb, gutter sidewalks      ect.) … Continue reading

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Bond issue good deal for taxpayers

by Scott Rankin — Whenever I hear about a tax increase being proposed, I usually cringe.  My immediate reaction is that I already pay too much in taxes, especially to the federal government. After gaining my composure, I typically ask … Continue reading

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District 6 to receive booklet on religious liberty

by Jack Minor –       School districts in America, including District 6 will be receiving a booklet advising them of the religious rights of students.       Liberty Counsel, a group that defends the religious rights of … Continue reading

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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.   … Continue reading

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District, Tribune ignores common sense solutions over John Evans issue

by Brett Reese —   After reading the Greeley tribune story of July 20th about raising property taxes to tear down and rebuild John Evans Middle school, I was convinced the three lattes a year sacrifice each of us would have … Continue reading

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Neutrality towards “gay” lifestyle now considered bullying

by Peter Grady — While the Justice Department says a bullying settlement involving Minnesota’s largest school district should be a model for all US schools, an analyst at the Family Research Council disagrees. The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approved the settlement … Continue reading

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District 6 “bans” sodas from school lunchrooms

by Jack Minor – Parents have expressed concerns over a recent notice advising them not to allow their children to bring sodas to school. In a recent newsletter, parents were told that as, per a policy passed by the school … Continue reading

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Brett Reese resigns from District 6 School board

Staff Reports — On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Gazette received a letter from Brett Reese announcing his resignation from the District 6 school board. We have printed the letter in its entirety. I have learned much in my 2.5 years … Continue reading

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School Board “plans” for plans – not students – again!

By Craig Masters Flashback…Nov 12, 2007…Colorado Commissioner of Education, Dwight Jones, today announced that six school districts are being removed from the state’s list of districts on “academic watch” due to significant growth in student achievement. If a district fails … Continue reading

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Kron, Reese spar at meeting

by Jack Minor –   District 6 board member, Judy Kron, had some sharp words for Brett Reese after he asked questions regarding a $137,000 expenditure that could eventually lead to a bond issue.   At Monday’s board meeting, the … Continue reading

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District 6 looking for local businesses for job shadowing and internship opportunities

Staff Reports — School District 6 is seeking local businesses that can offer job shadowing and internship opportunities for high school juniors and seniors in 2012.   Interested businesses are invited to send representatives to a breakfast meeting from 8—9 … Continue reading

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District 6 board members attend lobbyist convention at the Broadmoor

by Jack Minor — Several school board members and Superintendent Ranelle Lang will be attending a four day convention at the five star Broadmoor resort. The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) holds its annual convention each year at the luxurious … Continue reading

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District 6 removes video cartoon showing naked boy from Meeker library

by Jack Minor – An official with the district said they have removed a cartoon video from the Meeker Elementary school library featuring a naked boy swimming in a glass of milk. The video, titled “In the Night Kitchen” was … Continue reading

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Nutrition news: Pizza is a vegetable

by Jack Minor – District 6 children could soon be begging for their vegetables if Congress has its way. A spending bill has a provision re-classifying pizza as a vegetable. Congress is pushing the new classification as pushback on the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Greeley/Evans almost there regarding transparency requirements

by Jack Minor – A new report by the Independence Institute reveals that Greeley/Evans School District 6 is just one step away from being fully compliant with a state law requiring online financial transparency. The Independence Institute, a non-partisan public … Continue reading

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Food Day event to be held at University schools cafeteria

Staff Reports — Greeley- Food Day, October 24, 2011, is a nationwide grass roots effort to promote healthy eating and raise awareness of food issues within communities. Each Food Day event is individual to its host site and no two … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Government requires Comcast to provide District 6 children low cost internet, computers

  by Jack Minor – As part of a merger with NBC approved earlier this year, the government has required Comcast to  begin providing high speed internet and laptops to low income children in District 6. The program, Internet Essentials, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Government remedy for low CSAP scores: Just eliminate requirements

    by Jack Minor  — The federal government has proposed a remedy for the low CSAP scores in District 6, just eliminate the testing requirements. State CSAP scores were released last Wednesday. The results showed a 4 percent drop … Continue reading

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Reese announces open town hall meeting on May 28

  Brett Reese, as an individual not as a school board member, will be holding an open town hall meeting for residents of Greeley/Evans District 6 on May 28th at 11:00 am at the Farr Library 1939 61st Avenue Greeley, CO … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the Spectacle of the West Ridge Academy Enrollment?

By Mike Bauman Last week people from every demographic and ethnicity waited in line for more than 24 hours to participate in what one observer described as an “Oklahoma Land Rush” –like race to ensure the best place in line.  … Continue reading

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