School board member taking appointments |

School board member taking appointments

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank everyone who helped support and pass the mill levy override for the Re-1 School District. I know that in these very difficult times, it was a lot to ask, but thankfully our valley has rallied around our schools and our children, realizing their importance for our future.

Funding for education is not just a district problem; it’s a statewide problem that needs to be fixed. With Gov. Hickenlooper proposing more cuts for education in his budget for next year, we are by no means out of the woods yet.

I’d like to keep the conversation going about the direction of our schools. As a board member of Re-1 as well as a father of two, I know how vital it is to be involved and understand more about the schools my kids attend, so in an effort to be more accessible to parents, teachers, students and community members, I will be holding office hours each month.

I will be based at the Basalt Elementary School, so if you would like to set up an appointment to meet with me, please contact the school office at (970) 384-5800. Below are the dates and times that I will be at the school.

– Thursday, Nov. 17, 4-5:30 p.m.

– Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30-5 p.m.

– Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3:30-5 p.m.

– Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3:30-5 p.m.

– Tuesday, March 6, 3:30-5 p.m.

Richard Stettner