Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat Springs School Board to consider budget |

Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat Springs School Board to consider budget

The Steamboat Springs School Board will decide whether to approve the 2009-10 budget, with a $22 million general fund, when it meets tonight.

The Steamboat Springs School District is required by state law to submit an approved budget by Jan. 31. Also tonight, School Board members will decide whether to approve a new five-year contract with North Routt Community Charter School. The charter school receives its state funding through the district.

Director Colleen Poole also will update the School Board on the charter school's progress to raise money for the construction of a $4.8 million facility.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Action items, which include approval of the budget, are scheduled to start at 6:12 p.m. The public will have a chance to comment at 7 p.m.

Book discussion group for girls starts next month

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its book discussion series for girls and women called "It's a Girl Thing" this spring. The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a woman partner like a mom, grandma, friend or teacher. Registration is limited and started Wednesday. Pairs may register for one or two discussions. Book discussion dates are Feb. 5, March 12 and April 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Each pair will be asked to contribute a dish to the group meal. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep.

Visit, or call the library at 879-0240 for more information.