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  • Board of Education meeting agenda, Monday, Jan. 27

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 1/24/2020 1:00:00 PM

    The Greeley-Evans District 6 Board of Education will meet on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the District 6 Administration Building, 1025 9th Avenue. The full agenda can be accessed at www.greeleyschools.org/boarddocs. Click on the meeting date and then click on the “View the Agenda” button.

                              

    The 6 p.m. regular business meeting will be streamed live on the District 6 website at www.greeleyschools.org.

     

    Highlights of the agenda include:

     

    4 p.m. Executive Session (Board Room)

     

    4:45 p.m. Work Session (Aster Conference Room)

    ·         BOE Discussion – Board member comments and reports

    ·         BOE Review – upcoming events and calendar review

    ·         Community Engagement

    ·         Debrief Work Session

     

    6 p.m. Business Meeting (Board Room)

     

    Communication

    ·         Board of Education President announcements

    ·         Hearing of persons desiring to speak before the Board of Education

    ·         Work session report

    ·         Superintendent’s report

     

    Approval of the Agenda (action item)

     

    Consent Agenda (action item)

    ·         Minutes of the January 13, 2020 Business Meeting

    ·         Personnel report

    ·         Expulsion report

     

    Special Items

    ·         Worksite Health Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (information item)

     

    Board Priorities

    ·         Cancel the June 22, 2020 Board Meeting (action item)

    ·         Repeal: EBCE School Closing and Cancellations and EEAFF Video Cameras on Transportation Vehicles policies (action item)

    ·         Revisions to “E: Support Services” Policies (action item)

     

    Administration

    ·         Update on 2019 Bond (information item)

    ·         First Read: 2020-21 School Year Calendar (information item)

    ·         Superintendent’s Contract Amendment (action item)

     

    Business/Finance

    ·         2019-20 Budget Year Revisions (action item)

     

    Adjournment

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  • District 6 launches website for bond projects

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 1/16/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 has launched a new website to provide information about the projects funded through the 2019 bond issue.

     

    The site can be reached through the District 6 website at www.greeleyschools.org/bond.

     

    This dedicated website will track all the projects funded through the voter-approved bond issue. It provides information on renovations and building projects at each school site. It also includes general information about the bond issue, including financial transparency, frequently asked questions, bids and contractors selected for projects, news and updates,  and will eventually include reports from the Bond Oversight Committee.

     

    “We encourage everyone in Greeley and Evans to watch the progress District 6 is making in the projects we promised to complete in the 2019 bond election,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “We are very grateful to our voters for granting us this revenue to do some very important building projects in District 6, and we want them to see their dollars at work and making a positive impact on our students.”

     

    This website will be updated regularly as projects progress. Questions about this website or the bond projects can be directed to District 6 Chief of Communications Theresa Myers at tmyers@greeleyschools.org or at (970) 348-6000.

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  • District 6 graduation rate exceeds state average

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 1/14/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Graduation rates for Colorado school districts were released by the Colorado Department of Education today, and for the second year in a row, Greeley-Evans School District 6 has exceeded the state average for the number of students graduating within four years of starting high school.

     

    The 2019 on-time graduation rate for District 6 is 81.7 percent, exceeding the state average of 81.1 percent. The completion rate for District 6 – which includes students who take longer than four years to graduate – is 84.2 percent. A total of 1,298 students graduated from District 6 high schools in May 2019.

     

    The 2019 graduation rate is slightly better than the 2018 on-time graduation rate of 81.5 percent and is a significant increase over the 2017 graduation rate of 78.7 percent.

     

    “We are moving in the right direction. We still have significant work to do to ensure all our students graduate high school with the skills they need to be successful in college or a career and we are making progress in reaching our goals,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “I appreciate all the work our staff is doing to engage students and ensure they graduate on time.”

     

    District 6 also exceeds the state graduation rate for Caucasian, Latino and Black students, for students who live in economically disadvantaged households, for students with limited English language skills, for migrant students, for students with disabilities and for or students identified as gifted and talented.

     

    “Overall, District 6 continues to beat the odds and out-perform many districts with similar demographics,” Dr. Pilch said. “We know the importance of continuing to increase our on-time graduation rate and we are implementing new strategies to ensure all our students graduate high school with the skills they need to enter a career or college.”

     

    District 6 also maintained its dropout rate of 2 percent. This rate was 2 percent in 2018 and 2.3 percent in 2017. The state average dropout rate is 2 percent.

     

    Here is the graduation rate by school in District 6:

    • Greeley Central High School: 91.7 percent
    • Early College Academy: 100 percent
    • Jefferson High School/Greeley-Evans Alternative Program: 52.3 percent
    • Northridge High School: 84.6 percent
    • Greeley West High School: 82.2 percent
    • Frontier Academy High School: 97.6 percent
    • Union Colony Preparatory: 86.2 percent
    • University High School: 100 percent
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  • District 6 AVID program cited for achievements

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 1/13/2020 8:00:00 AM

    The national organization for Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) has announced that  students in District 6 outperformed students nationally in FAFSA completion, college application completion and college acceptance.

     

    In the 2018-2019 school year, 95 percent of Greeley-Evans School District 6 seniors participating in AVID completed a FAFSA application, compared to the national rate of 61 percent. FAFSA is the federal student aid application required for by higher education institutions for admittance. Likewise, 96 percent of AVID students applied to a four-year college, and 82 percent were accepted. Nationally, 81 percent of high school students aspire to earn a bachelor’s degree yet less than 50 percent actually enroll at a four-year university.

     

    “We congratulate District 6 for its demonstrated commitment to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education. The milestones announced today reflect the District 6's holistic approach to college readiness -- starting with building a culture of high expectations among teachers and students, and including the delivery of rigorous, student-centric instruction that prepares them for college-level work,” said Dr. Sandy Husk, former school superintendent and CEO of AVID. “We are proud to be part of Weld County School District-6's work to ensure all students can reach their full potential.”

     

    AVID is a program that provides students tutoring support, study skills, organizational skills and more to ensure they have the opportunity to attend college and pursue their chosen career. The program is in all high and middle schools in District 6. Thanks to money available through the 2017 Mill Levy Override, AVID is being expanded into elementary schools as well.

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  • Board of Education meeting agenda, Monday, Jan. 13

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 1/10/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Board of Education meeting agenda, Monday, Jan. 13

     

    The Greeley-Evans District 6 Board of Education will meet on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the District 6 Administration Building, 1025 9th Avenue. The full agenda can be accessed at www.greeleyschools.org/boarddocs. Click on the meeting date and then click on the “View the Agenda” button.

                              

    The 6 p.m. regular business meeting will be streamed live on the District 6 website at www.greeleyschools.org.

     

    Highlights of the agenda include:

     

     

    3 p.m. Executive Session (Board Room)

     

    4:30 p.m. Work Session (Aster Conference Room)

    ·         BOE Discussion – Board member comments and reports

    ·         BOE Review – upcoming events and calendar review

    ·         District Unified Improvement Plan

    ·         Community Engagement

    ·         Debrief Work Session

     

    6 p.m. Business Meeting (Board Room)

     

    Communication

    ·         Board of Education President announcements

    ·         Hearing of persons desiring to speak before the Board of Education

    ·         Work session report

    ·         Superintendent’s report

     

    Approval of the Agenda (action item)

     

    Consent Agenda (action item)

    ·         Minutes of the December 4, 2019 Special Meeting

    ·         Minutes of the December 9, 2019 Business Meeting

    ·         Personnel report

    ·         Superintendent’s Evaluation

     

    Special Items

    ·         Celebrate 6 Award: Hailey Termeer (information item)

    ·         Resolution Affirming the Importance for the 2020 Census for the Greeley-Evans Community (action item)

    ·         Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds (action item)

    ·         Success Foundation Update (information item)

     

    Board Priorities

    ·         Public Notice of meetings and Designated Posting Sites (action item)

    ·         Revisions to “A: Foundations and Basic Commitments” Policies (action item)

     

    Education

    ·         District Accreditation Rating (information item)

    ·         School Accreditation Ratings (action item)

    ·         School Improvement Plans (action item)

    ·         District Unified Improvement Plan (action item)

    ·         Innovation2020 Update: Student Learning and Achievement, Priority 1, personalized learning (information item)

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    Business/Finance

    ·         Contract: Design/Build of Greeley West High School by Adolfson & Peterson Construction (action item)

     

    Adjournment

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