Education Briefs: Substitute teachers for Moffat County receive pay increase
The school district has revamped its program for substitute teachers resulting in a pay increase.
“Daily rates will be going up. We even have incentive pay for those who substitute often,” said Human Resource Specialist Linda Foulk.
Last year substitute teachers were paid $80 per day and $10 per hour for classified staff for their services.
New Daily Rates:
• $90 per day for certified staff with 1 year authorization
• $100 per day for certified staff with 3 year authorization
• $110 per day for certified staff with 5 year authorization
• $120 per day for retired Moffat County School District certified staff
• $11.25 per hour for classified staff
• $400 paid in January for substitutes serving more than 40 days during the first semester.
• $500 paid in June for substitutes serving more than 50 days during the second semester.
Moffat County School District will also change how they refer to substitute teachers by changing their title to Guest Teachers and staff.
“We want to respect the important role Guest Teachers and our staff play in our school,” Foulk said. “We also want to be more competitive in the marketplace so that we can attract the best Guest Teachers for our kids.”
Back-to-School Fair Saturday
Love INC will hold a Back-To-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Breeze Street Park in Craig. Children and parents from preschool to grade 12 are invited to attend. Community agencies and churches will be onhand to share information, offer services and provide fun free activities for kids such as food, games, prizes, cloths, hair cuts will be provided by Styles Fifth Avenue and more, while supplies last. A parent or guardian must be present with their students to receive services and products. The community is asked to consider donating school supplies to Love INC for students in need. Parents are encouraged to apply for school supplies in advance to speed their registration process at the fair. For more information, to arrange a donation or apply for services call Love INC at 970-826-4400.
Write Club Ends Monday
Moffat County Write Club offers activities for ages 8 and up from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays June 5 through Aug. 21 at the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green St. For more information, call 970-824-5116.
Country Crooner to Meet with the Community Aug. 24
Colorado Northwestern Community College will host county music artist Angie Keilhauer at noon on Aug. 24. Keilhauer was on The Voice in 2016. Meet Keilhauer at the north entrance of the Academic Building, 2801 W 9th St., Craig. The event is open to everyone and free to attend. The performance will be held in the North Entrance of the Academic Building on the Craig Campus.
Library Youth Club
Moffat County Youth Club offers activities for ages 8 and up from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays May 31 through Aug. 23 at the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green St. For more information, call 970-824-5116.
Themes for Wednesday: Rollercoasters
Moffat County Library story times and themes
Storytimes for children are hosted at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the children’s room at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries. The library asks parents and children to come early, as entering the children’s room late causes distraction.
Summer book sale benefits the library
New books have been added to the Friends of Library Book Sale. Books are located in the North East corner of the Library and new titles are added weekly. To shop, visit the Craig Branch of the Moffat County Library at 570 Green St., Craig.
Calling all Hayden Fairy float participants Friday
Hayden Public Library Friendship Fairy float participants can meet from 4-6 p.m. at the library on Aug. 18 to help decorate the float and pick up costume items as needed.
Meet dressed in costume at the high school at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday so that we can be ready to be judged at 9:30 a.m.
The float is in conjunction with our summer reading program “Build a Better World” and based on the book the “Friendship Fairy,” which will be passed out during the Fair Parade on Saturday. Please contact the Library at 276-3777 with any questions.
Available now: CNCC Community Education Fall Calendar
Learn a language, a new art of craft, a business skill, train a dog or take a trip with Colorado Northwestern Community College community education. The Fall caledar of classes is now available at: https://www.cncc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/820182-Craig_Com_Ed.pdf
For more information contact Director of Community Education Desiree Moore at 970.824.1135 or by email- firstname.lastname@example.org.
∫Colorado Parks and Wildlife is expanding the “Check-Out Colorado State Parks” program. Academic libraries at publicly funded colleges and universities have joined public libraries in offering state park passes to “check out” along with an activity backpack.
The park pass is good for entrance into all 42 state parks and the adventure backpack is filled with park information, educational activities and binoculars. The kit can be borrowed for up to seven days and may be renewed according to the participating library’s renewal policy.
Check it out at a nearby library. Users are encouraged to post pictures to Instagram and Twitter using #CheckOutColorado.
A learn-by-doing methodology was on display Friday at the Loudy-Simpson Park pond as Moffat County High School science students learned quickly whether or not they had a future in engineering.