Week of 3.17.17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m hoping that everyone has survived today with the kids and is looking forward to a sunny and warm weekend as spring seems to have sprung here in Eagle County. If you are going out to celebrate St. Patties’ Day this afternoon or evening, be careful out there! District lands $400,000…

Week of 2.03.17

I’ve been making the rounds to schools in January, visiting with the staff members as part of our principal feedback and evaluation process. These conversations also give me a chance to get a pulse on the entire organization and learn about what is going well and what we can work on next. I’ll share out…

Week of 1.13.17

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is settling back into the groove of teaching and learning for 2017.  Thanks to 3A and 3B, several exciting things are on the horizon for the rest of this school year, but the big changes are coming later in 2017 and beyond. Much of this edition of the Communique’…

Week of 12.16.16

This will be the last Communique’ before the holiday break.  So, on behalf of Eagle County Schools, happy holidays to you and your family and please stay safe if traveling over the break! Negotiated Agreement The Board of Education formally approved the Negotiated Agreement with the Eagle County Education Association this Wednesday.  This is, by…

Negotiations Update 12.06.16

The Preliminary Agreement and the Eagle County Education Association The negotiations team has made some clarifications to the preliminary negotiated agreement based on feedback from association members. The preliminary negotiated agreement can be accessed here. This agreement applies to certified employees (i.e. teachers, counselors, psychologists, etc.).  Per our Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Association will be…

Week of 12.02.16

December signals that we’re in the home stretch of 2016.  I hope all of you enjoyed some time with family over the Thanksgiving break.  Please keep up your amazing work engaging, supporting, and educating our kids.  The holiday break will be here before you know it! I know there are lots of questions about 3A…

A New Day

This morning, I awoke to a complex swirl of emotions. The results of last night’s election give us much to consider, reflect on, and process.  Let us begin with our celebrations. Both Eagle County Schools ballot questions passed last night and turning them into real changes for our staff, kids, and schools starts immediately. We…

Week of 11.04.16

VOTE Tuesday could mark a historic and important election day here locally and for our country. Make sure you’ve done your part in voting.  EFEC has been kind enough to support our staff in voting by setting up ballot collection boxes at schools.  So, you can drop it off there or an Efec volunteer will…

Week of 10.14.16

21 Days to Election – you can make it! I trust everyone had some good down time with the fall break!  Looking ahead, the rest of the school year has some nice breaks built into the calendar.  Work hard and play hard! Sorry for the delay in getting the Commuique’ out this week.  We had…

Update – 10.02.16

Dear Colleagues, It saddens me to inform you that Michael Cacioppo, local publisher and candidate to represent you in the Colorado House of Representatives, has printed the annual salary of several employees in his semi-regular “newspaper.” The week before last, the district received a Colorado Open Records Request for this information from the local online…

Week of 9.30.16

Wow – it’s almost October!  I know with the significant pace of the beginning of the school year, these days are whizzing by.  It seems like only moments ago we were getting started on this school year. We’ve got a long weekend break coming up in a couple of weeks where you can catch your…

Week of 9.16.16

Mornings are crisp and colors are changing – fall is in the air which means we are in the thick of it now when it comes to education.  This week’s Communique’ is (thankfully) a bit briefer, but covers some important topics. Instructional Plans Ahead Our state assessment results were mixed. Though we saw some positive…