Hayden School Board to review CSAP | SteamboatToday.com

Hayden School Board to review CSAP

Tamera Manzanares

— Hayden Valley Elementary School principal and acting superintendent Mike Luppes will present Hayden School Board members with the results of the Colorado Student Assessment Program tests tonight.

The results, released by the Colorado Department of Education earlier this month, showed that while Hayden students scored at or above state averages in reading, they struggled in the writing and math portions of the tests.

Luppes’ report will be mostly a formality to make sure board members are aware of the scores.

“There will be some discussion about low or high areas but nothing specific,” he said.

Though the board will set overall directions, academic goals based on CSAP scores will transpire within each individual school.

Also at tonight’s meeting, Luppes will report on any extra money available in the school’s budget to fund an all-day kindergarten program.

The district received only half of the 18 deposits it needed to progress with the program, but parents’ disappointment spurred board members to take another look at the district’s budget.

In other business, the school board will consider scheduling a work session to discuss issues including how parents may become more involved in the School Improvement and the District Improvement Teams.

A group of parents have requested a work session to discuss the matter, since the meetings allow for more two-way communication between the board and the public.

The board may fill the position of middle school math teacher, the district’s last open teacher position. Troy Zabel, principal of Hayden High School and Middle School, has been conducting interviews for the job and will hopefully have a candidate for the board to consider tonight, Luppes said.

Hayden coach Kevin Kleckler will update board members on his efforts to raise funds to begin replacing the lights on the football field this fall.

The board also will consider a resolution retaining the exclusive authority to authorize any charter school in the school district. The state has stipulated school districts with less than 3,000 students can be the sole granting authority for charter schools.

— To reach Tamera Manzanares, call 871-4204 or e-mail tmanzanares@steamboatpilot.com

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