Weld Re-8 Community,
It is amazing how quickly the school year progresses. As we enter into the month of March, the weather remains a daily exciting event. We typically have our heaviest and most dangerous storms during the spring in Colorado. We will always make the decision to delay the start times or to cancel school by 5:30 AM the morning of a storm. If conditions warrant, a decision will be made the night before. We always place the safety of our students at the forefront of our decision-making.
We have Parent-Teacher Conferences approaching on March 13th and 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at your child’s school. I want to encourage you to attend one of these opportunities to learn about the learning process and your child’s progress. Every teacher will be prepared to assist you in the needs of your child and as a partner in the educational process. As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, March 15, 2019 for students or staff.
This is a busy time of year in the District as planning for the future is a focus. We have a Calendar Committee meeting for the adoption of the next two school year student attendance calendar. We will be returning to a longer student calendar after two years of construction calendars. We will be presenting this to our Board of Education at an upcoming meeting and will post it to our website as soon as possible for your planning purposes.
There are a myriad of bills in front of the Colorado Legislators for Preschool through Grade 12 funding. As every Colorado School District has experienced, the Budget Stabilization Factor combined with the Tabor and Gallagher Amendments, has directly impacted the funding for our students. As a District, we have a Mill Levy that provides $1,400,000 annually to the District to attract and retain teachers and for curriculum. This will expire on December 31, 2020. I will be seeking a renewal of this Mill Levy in November of 2019 to insure no lapse in our ability to educate our children.
As we continue to improve education in Weld Re-8, we now offer a Career Explore program for our High School students who are seeking educational non-traditional pathways to a career. I will be providing more information moving forward; however, our students are already experiencing this new-found HOPE for their futures. We are also targeting our curriculum, learning and instruction across all District schools in order to insure EACH student is learning at grade level and has the opportunity to pursue their life dreams.
Posted March 2, 2019 @ 6:33 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