School board schedules special meeting Tuesday |

School board schedules special meeting Tuesday

Mill levy certification must be completed by Dec. 15; superintendent search action will also be finalized

Daily Press writer
A special Moffat County Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight.
The meeting was scheduled so the board can meet state law specifications in certifying its mill levy.
Law requires the levy be certified by Dec. 15.
“Basically they have to certify it and pass it onto the Moffat County Commissioners,” Interim-Superintendent Pete Bergmann said.
In addition, another action item was slipped onto the agenda regarding the superintendent search.
At the November board of education meeting, members had hoped to make a decision on how to implement their search for a new superintendent, but could not come to a consensus.
Six of seven members were present at the November meeting Gary Ellgen was unable to make it back from a Thanksgiving trip due to bad road conditions.
The three motions on how to implement the search resulted in a 3-3 tie.
The motions included:
Placing ads for the position in such publications at the Denver Post and Education Weekly.
Posting the job opening and accepting applications district wide for 30 days.
Use a $6,000 service offered by the Colorado Association of School Boards to conduct the search.
Tuesday night’s special meeting gives the board an opportunity to begin implementing a plan a week before the December meeting, Board President Phil Hastings said.
“We need to get started before then,” Hastings said. “We’re not going anywhere until we come up with a mode to get applicants.”
Pete Bergmann has served as interim-superintendent since the departure of superintendent Duane Wrightson last summer.

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