THANK YOU, for allowing us to start some major school renovation work which is sorely needed at all of our buildings. If you have driven by the middle school recently you would have noticed brightly colored orange flags out on the football field. These flags represent the locations of a closed-loop 500’ wells for our geo-thermal field which will commence with drilling in the next several weeks. This field will provide the heating for the middle school during the colder months and in warm weather. We will reverse the system and use heat pumps to take heat away from the middle school and return it to the ground, thus chilling the rooms in the school. The system is a closed loop system with no materials – water or chemicals – to be introduced or taken from the grounds or aquifer in order to climate control the middle school.
Another major focus this past e summer was to identify the entry to the middle school for both security and ADA handicap reasons. A final design was selected by the school board in June, and a “ground-breaking” ceremony was conducted in September for the entry - although we won’t begin actual construction on the new entry until next spring.
Other bond-related projects presently being conducted include improvements at Twombly Elementary School where the carpeting has been replaced and some interior painting and new signage will be installed shortly. Butler Elementary School is also in the process of having various roofing improvements conducted yet this fall. Projects slated for next summer include a new level grass field for Twombly and Butler, tennis courts at the high school and a new track surface at the current existing track location with the addition of an additional track lane so we may host track meets.
We are very concerned about the safety of our schools and you will have seen new security procedures and policies in place in our buildings – as well as time-locked doors. Recent school-related tragedies across the nation prompted us to bring in a school safety expert to evaluate our building’s safety systems. His recommendations have caused us to revamp the entries to our buildings. Currently, as you enter our buildings during certain parts of the days you may have to be “buzzed” into the building, after we have properly identified you, through a locked and secure door. While an inconvenience, we need to do this for all of the right reasons – to ensure the safety of our children.
Our theme this year is “A World-Class School District…Be There!” We have implemented a number of changes to meet the challenges of being “world-class” --- from a weekly 90 minute staff PLC (data discussion block) time built into each of our schools schedules to the 90 day action plans and new accountability efforts by everyone, this will be challenging work for all of us.
But we do this hard work for one reason – to ensure our students are able to compete with any student, anywhere…period.
In closing, YOU are a critical link in out student achievement work. We need YOUR involvement in our schools; we need YOUR positive involvement with your child at home. YOU can make the difference in YOUR child’s academic and school success.
Together, we can make a difference.
-Mark A. Payler
Superintendent of Schools
Middle School demolition photos of main hallways
Weld Re-8 Board to Host Two Public Input Meetings
The Weld School District Re-8 Board of Education would like to host two public meetings to give the community an opportunity to openly speak about our school district. The board is interested in what is going well, what are areas that may need improvement, what the public believes may be our greatest barriers to improving student achievement and what can the Board of Education do to help improve student success.
These will be informal information-gathering meetings open for discussion only. No action will be taken.
The public meetings will be:
·Thursday, March 13th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room
·Saturday, March 15th at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center.
The above dates and locations have been posted to notify the public that a quorum may be present; however these are not formal Regular Board Meetings.The Board of Education is meeting with the public to gain insight from the parents and community on the school district, no action will be taken during these meetings.
posted: February 12th, 2014 updated February 25th, 2014
Weld County School District Re-8
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In compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Colorado law and Board of Education Policy AC (Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity), Weld County School District Re-8 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person has been identified as the compliance officer for the district: Superintendent, Weld County School District Re-8: 301 Reynolds Street, Fort Lupton, CO 80621, 303.857.3200, email@example.com
As a community, we value your opinion and want to hear from you so that we may improve our schools. Please take a few minutes to complete the climate survey and submit it back to us so we may do all we can to meet the needs of our children. Click on the links below to go directly to the survey. Thank you for your imput.
Thank you! Weld School District Re-8 District Accountability Committee