Moffat County High School expands handicap parking
Crews were busy building a new accessible parking lot on the North Side of the high school in the weeks before the start of school. The work was one of about 20 projects required by the Federal Office of Civil Rights to increase accessibility to the public school system. Funding for this and other capital improvements are possible from one-time dollars given to rural schools through the passage of the Rural Sustainability of Rural Colorado Act.
Registration for Finance and Cooking Class ends Friday, class starts Wednesday
Registration is now open for Love INC’s Faith and Finance and Cooking on a Budget class. Classes are from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. starting on Aug. 30 and will be held every Wednesday evening through Nov. 15 at Calvary Baptist Church. The twelve class last between two to two and a half hours. Dinner is provided prior to each session. Child care and rides to class are available with prior arrangement. Classes are free to attend, though students are asked to assist with setup and clean-up. Students attending optional life skills classes and those that attend five of the six cooking classes are able to earn incentives such as gift cards, groceries, $50 meat bundle, crock pot and cooking book. Register by Aug. 25 by calling 970-826-4400.
School is back in session
The first day of fall semester for Colorado Northwestern Community College Students coincided with the eclipse on Aug. 21. Students of Calvary Baptist Christian Chapter School and Eagles Nest Preschool headed back to class on Wednesday. Classes will start Monday for Moffat County School District students. The first day of preschool is Sept. 5. Goal Academy’s blended learning high school gladiator connection program has started and the first quarter courses start on Sept. 5. Shared School classes for homeschool students will start on Sept. 12.Here are links to school calendars:
Colorado Northwestern Community College: cncc.edu/academics/academic-calendars
Calvary Baptist Schools: calvbapchurch.qwestoffice.net
Moffat County School District: moffatsd.org/calendar
Shared School: facebook.com/groups/SharedSchool/
Goal Academy: goalac.org/FullArticles?link=OFFICIAL%2017-18%20Calendars1.pdf
College Board petitions due Tuesday
The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control elections will be held on Nov. 7. Two four-year term positions are open on the board. Anyone interested in running for these seats must be a registered voter and reside within Moffat County. In addition, it is necessary to submit a notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least 50 registered voters residing in Moffat County. The above mentioned forms are available to be picked up now and must be returned to Denise Mosher, Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District recorder and executive assistant to Vice President of Craig Campus-Student Services at CNCC, 2801 West 9th Street, by 5 p.m. on Aug. 29.
School district still seeking board members, petitions due Sept. 1
Five of seven school board seats are up for election in November.
District 1: Originally filled by Darryle Steele
District 2: Sue Voloshin
District 4: Tony Peroulis
District 6: Board President Darrell Camilletti
District 7: Originally filled by Charity Neal, currently filled by interim board member Chris Thome who was appointed to the position in June.
Candidates interested in running for office must be:
• a resident of the school district and a registered voter, as shown on the books of the county clerk and recorder, for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election
• 18 years or older by the date of the election
• a citizen of the United States
• a resident of the director district in which he or she is a candidate non-partisan
• any person who has been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or received a deferred • judgment or sentence or is the subject of a pending charge for commission of a sexual offense against a child is ineligible for election to a school district board of education.
“It is important that the candidate be sincerely and honestly interested in serving the whole school district for the best interests of all children,” states the district policy on board member qualifications.
Candidate packets are available from the Heather Higgins at the School District. Petitions are due by Sept. 1. For more information call Heather Higgins at 970-824-3268 to obtain a petition go to 775 Yampa Ave., Craig.
Free and Reduced Lunch applications now available at public schools
Applications for free and reduced price school meals, instructions and an informational letter to households are now available at all school locations. Only one application is required for all children in the household. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and verifying data. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. The household may complete an application if any household member(s) have a decrease income, become unemployed, have an increase in family size, become eligible for SNAP, TANF or FDPIR benefits or become categorically eligible. Households with children who are eligible under the Head Start, homeless, migrant, or runaway programs should contact Stephanie Davis or Renae Dove for assistance in receiving meal benefits. To complete an application, the household must mark the relevant box to indicate their appropriate eligibility and have it signed by an adult household member.
Moffat County School District will notify households of their children’s eligibility for free or reduced price school meals. The eligibility is valid for the current school year and a carryover period of up to 30 operating days into the next school year. When the carryover period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, Moffat County School District will not send a reminder or a notice of expired eligibility and the children must pay full price for school meals. Households notified of their children’s eligibility for free or reduced price school meals must contact Roxanne Nelson if they choose to decline meal benefits.
An application cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions. For more information pick up a packet at any school or call Roxanne Nelson 970-824-2160. To contact Stephanie Davis or Renae Dove call 970-824-3268 and follow the prompts.
Register by Sept. 1 for Making of America program
Learn about the “Making of America” while raising money to restore the Lay School. The Augusta Wallinhan Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution invites the community to attend a special seminar with sessions on how the founding fathers developed America’s formula for success and the political and economic principles behind the United States Constitution. The seminar costs $25 per person with all proceeds going to support the restoration of the Lay School Interpretive Learning Center Project. Registration is due Sept. 1, the event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 a the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. For more information and to register call 970-620-6521, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send checks payable to Augusta Wallinhan Chapter, NSDAR at 601 Pershing St., Craig, CO 81625.
Vehement community feedback leads to more discussion for Moffat County School Board on Yampa Building issue
Emotions were high during a Moffat County School District Board of Education meeting Thursday, June 20.