Moffat County School Board preps budget work |

Moffat County School Board preps budget work

At a Glance

What: Moffat County School Board Workshop

When: 7 a.m., March 9

Where: Administration building, 775 Yampa Ave, Craig.

— The work to develop a budget for the next school year is underway and will include setting an operational budget and developing a long-term plan for facilities maintenance.

Inspections of Moffat County School District facilities determined that the district would need an estimated $17 million over four years for repair and maintenance.

One option under consideration is to move to a four-day school week to reduce the daily impact on equipment such as busses giving the district more time to raise the millions of dollars needed to modernize.

“The first goal is not savings on the operational side… the first goal is lengthening the life of facilities,” said Superintendent of Schools Dave Ulrich.

A four-day school week could save between $84,000 and $150,000 per year and up to about $360,000 over the next three or four years.

“The next step is to take it to our stakeholders,” said School Board Member Sue Voloshin.

The school board will hold a special work session to discuss policy, the budget, strategic planning and Head Start beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday.

The next regular school board workshop and meeting will be held on March 30.

School board meetings are held in the boardroom at the administration building, 775 Yampa Ave in Craig.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or or follow her on Twitter @CDP_Education.