Dear Weld Re-8 Community,
It is amazing how quickly the school year is passing. It is time to turn the calendar to November with the upcoming time change, the change in weather and the Thanksgiving break. As a reminder, Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of the month of November which places the week-long break from school November 19-23, 2018.
Our Bond projects are finally coming to a close. The majority of the remaining construction items are low-voltage wiring in our buildings. This controls our automatic door locks and Internet connectivity. It has been slower than all of us desired, however, at no time were our students’ safety affected by these outstanding issues. We have come in under budget on our projects overall while addressing all items the Bond you voted to approve have been addressed. We are in the process of the design and bidding on several non-code compliant issues discovered during the remodels. Ultimately, we will have a Bond Oversight Committee meeting and final Board of Education meeting to determine the final expenditures of your monies. I am thankful for the trust and belief you have placed in our District.
We have early numbers back on our enrollment for this school year, and we have increased enrollment District-wide by sixty-four students. This is great news as our families continue to spread, via word of mouth, all of the positive things our kids receive in Weld Re-8.
We are continuing our Instructional Model which is focusing on student literacy. In addition, at Fort Lupton High School, we are beginning our Career Exploration and Pathways Program. This is designed to offer EACH student the opportunity to experience success during and after his or her high school experience. We are forging working and collaborative relationship with several community businesses to assist in this new program. I will post additional information in the near future.
Finally, we have several key ballot issues in this November election. I would encourage each of you to look into Amendment 73 as it is designed to address educational funding and would raise Colorado’s education funding levels in relation to other states. As a public employee, I am not able to urge people to vote for or against ballot issues. However, I do feel it is important that our public is informed about the questions before them so they can make an educated decision.
I continue to serve the Weld Re-8 community with pride and am thankful for EACH of our community members who are responsible for continuing to educate our future citizens.
Posted November 1, 2018 @ 7:26 p.m.
Alan J. Kaylor, Superintendent
Weld County School District Re-8
301 Reynolds Street
Fort Lupton Colorado 80621
Office Hours 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
(303) 857-3200 phone