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Steamboat Springs School Board to consider testing waiver

Teresa Ristow

The Steamboat Springs School Board will hold a special meeting and a workshop Monday evening to discuss a possible state testing waiver, consider the transfer of chartering authority for a proposed Montessori charter school and continue board leadership training.

The special meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the board workshop at 5:50 p.m. at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center, 325 Seventh St.

During the board's special meeting, it will consider whether to apply for a waiver from the Colorado Department of Education to skip some Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing scheduled to take place in March or April.

The State Board of Education passed a resolution Jan. 8 to allow school boards to apply for a waiver from the performance based assessments. Whether the state education commissioner will honor the waivers still is in question.

During the board's workshop, the board is expected to approve passing on the chartering authority for the proposed Mountain Montessori Charter School to the state Charter School Institute.

The board also will participate in its third and final leadership training session with Steve Muntean, of the Muntean Leadership Group.