Steamboat Springs School District finance director will telecommute for rest of school year |

Steamboat Springs School District finance director will telecommute for rest of school year

— Steamboat Springs School District Finance Director Dale Mellor will telecommute for his position through June 30, while the district searches for a replacement to work directly in the district office.

Mellor said Friday that he’s lived in Steamboat for 22 years and his wife has for 16 years, and they made the decision last year to put their house on the market, with plans to move to a warmer climate.

“The winters just became too long for us,” Mellor said. “We’ve been looking for somewhere warmer.”

Mellor said he told Superintendent Brad Meeks that he planned to move whenever his house sold and that he hoped to continue as finance director remotely.

Mellor’s house sold earlier this month, and Meeks has agreed to allow the finance director to telecommute for the remainder of the school year. A permanent in-person replacement will be hired for the 2015-16 school year.

Mellor said he has his computer, the files needed to perform his job and access to the district network from his new home in Boulder City, Nevada.

Using his own money, Mellor will travel back to Steamboat for collaborative bargaining team meetings and some board meetings where the budget will be discussed over the next few months.

“I am still the finance director for the school district,” he said. “It (the move) has nothing to do with any kind of dissatisfaction with the Steamboat Springs School District,” he said.

Mellor has worked in the district for 16 years. His resignation was approved by the school board during its March 9 meeting.

Board President Roger Good commended Mellor for his years of service during the meeting.

District administration has begun its search for a new finance director. A job posting is on the district website at

To reach Teresa Ristow, call 970-871-4206, email or follow her on Twitter @TeresaRistow

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