Ballot initiatives to be considered by Moffat County Board of Education
CRAIG – Decisions will be made about two ballot initiatives when the Moffat County School District Board of Education meets at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the boardroom of the Yampa Building, 775 Yampa Ave.
Members of the board will consider a resolution in support of Amendment 73 — Great Schools, Thriving Communities — formerly known as Initiative 93. If adopted, Amendment 73 would modify the flat state income tax rate to establish income tax brackets, raise state income taxes for those earning more than $150,000 per year, and raise the corporate income tax rate.
Board members will also ratify an intergovernmental agreement and certify language to place their own initiative on the ballot to allow for redistricting. If approved by voters, board representation will be redistributed to five board districts and two at-large seats.
The board is also expected to approve the 2018-19 Balanced Scorecard, which describes parts of the five-year strategic plan which will be tackled during the new academic year. In addition, directors are expected to consider adopting seven school policies on second reading and another six on first reading.
They will also hear regular reports from school district staff. During a workshop before the meeting, members are expected to:
• Learn more about the Yampa Building appraisal process.
• Receive a presentation about community education by Museum of Northwest Colorado Director Dan Davidson.
• Receive a presentation of flags by Ed Wilkinson.
• Learn about the definition of transgender.
• Review a document describing a plan for capitol projects.
• Hold a policy hearing and discussion.
The workshop is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., followed by the board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Yampa Building, 775 Yampa Ave.
To read a complete agenda visit moffatsd.org, then scroll down and click the “Aug. 30th School Board Meeting Agenda” tile.
Dozens of people turned out to get answers from the Moffat County School District Board of Education during a community town hall held on July 16 at the former East Elementary School.