Brad Meeks: Thank you Steamboat
On behalf of the school board and district, thank you Steamboat Springs community for your support of the kindergarten levy ballot measure this week.
Through your efforts, present and future kindergarten students will now be able to attend our kindergarten program tuition free. Your support of providing an opportunity for every child in our school district to begin school with an equal opportunity is a tribute to your valuing strong early childhood education.
Going forward with the kindergarten levy, here are the next steps:
In December, the school board will be asked to certify the district’s program mill. Within that certification, it will include the new funds generated by the kindergarten levy. The district will begin collecting the kindergarten funds in early 2017 as part of our overall normal revenue collection process.
Since the district will be collecting the kindergarten funds during the 2016-17 school year, we will begin a process to refund kindergarten tuition for this school year as soon as the first week in December. The elementary schools have been alerted to this and have been asked to stop accepting payments for kindergarten tuition.
The district will be developing three-year plans for capital projects, including capital renewal, as well as curriculum needs.These projects will be based on the available general fund monies that had been allocated for the direct cost of kindergarten. Full-day kindergarten direct costs include: teacher salary, benefits and classroom supplies. These direct costs will now be covered by the voter-approved kindergarten fund.
Again, thank you for your support of this important measure for future kindergarten students as well as its impact on the school district and community.
Dr. Brad Meeks
Steamboat Springs School District superintendent
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