School district administrators and board members are breathing easier this year, having adopted a budget that supports student growth and achievement, without the painful cuts that have marked recent budgets.
The total 2015-16 budget approaches $50 million, which includes the general fund, food service, capital projects, preschool programs, bond redemption fund and Delta-Montrose Technical College.
A combined golf program has been split once again between Delta and Cedaredge.
The Delta golf team was dropped last year in the wake of sweeping budget cuts.
Vision Charter Academy (VCA) is proud to have 54 learners graduate on May 21 and 22, receiving Delta County School District diplomas. Graduation ceremonies were held at each campus, with the Delta campus ceremony taking place at the Delta Center for Performing Arts with 24 graduates; the North Fork campus ceremony taking place at the Paonia Town Park with 13 graduates; and the Surface Creek Campus ceremony taking place at the Cedaredge Assembly of God with 15 graduates.
Energy, force, optics, waves and sound — concepts familiar to Ben Magtutu’s physics students — came to life when they applied theory to real-world projects at Delta High School.
During the 2014-15 school year, Magtutu combined STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — courses with physics to create a new class he called PHLEM.
On May 21, Hotchkiss K-8 presented its 2015 Academic Year End Awards. The program began with Ruby Speicher, Carson Collins and Aubree Harward singing the national anthem.
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