Tuesday July 29, 2014

Because the Delta County School Board made the difficult decision to cut administrative, teaching and classified staff to bring ratios in line with school enrollment, things are looking up for the school district’s remaining employees.
In addition to modifying the staff’s retirement and health insurance benefits, the school board has authorized a 2 percent salary increase, a one-time salary bonus of 1 percent and new computers for every teacher in the district.

Thirty-one motivated, high achieving high school juniors and seniors are participating in the 2014 Frontiers of Science Institute at the University of Northern Colorado through July 25.
Paonia High School is represented by Timothy Helmer, Karla Moxley and Mark Helmer.

St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program, a local non-profit that has been in the grand valley since 1973, is actively seeking volunteers to work with children in schools. The Foster Grandparent Program pairs limited-income adult volunteers, age 55 and up, with classrooms in Mesa and Delta counties.

Food prices are going up, which means an increase in the cost of meals for Delta County students. Lunch prices will increase 10 cents for students and 25 cents for adults.

Delta County Joint School District #50 is taking advantage of the summer break to move several programs into new locations.
As announced earlier, the North Fork Montessori School is being moved to Crawford, leaving behind a vacant free-standing building near Hotchkiss High School.

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