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Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

  • Colorado lawmakers are unveiling another effort to help survivors of natural disasters like the Marshall and East Troublesome fires rebuild their homes. And the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District will continue without a superintendent, at least for now.
  • Many communities in Colorado are sounding the alarm over the high cost of housing but the state's lawmakers are advancing a bill they say will help. And the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board named finalists for the district’s superintendent position this week.
  • A new report from the United Nations’ panel on climate change lays out a grim picture of the future that includes more shortages for the already-dry Colorado River basin. A republican bill in Utah banning pornographic materials in schools passed the state’s House on Tuesday. And, the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board appointed Harry Tom Burrus as the district’s interim superintendent.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis says the state is moving to a new, less restrictive phase of the pandemic response because of rapidly dropping case numbers. And the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District is holding a special board meeting on Tuesday with only one action item on the agenda: to appoint an interim superintendent for the school district.
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is throwing his support behind a package of bills he says will help the state become one of the top ten safest states in the country. And the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District is considering a new schedule for the next academic year, and is looking for community input.
  • A new report sent to state lawmakers this week reveals the scope of Colorado’s housing crisis. And the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board confirmed over the weekend that district superintendent Risha VanderWey has resigned.
  • In the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District, superintendent Risha VanderWey has been placed on administrative leave by the school board, and COVID-19 contact tracing has been suspended.
  • We've heard from teachers and staff, and their reactions to the new four-day school week. But how do Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 students feel about the schedule change?
  • For students in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District, this week was the first week of classes after the winter holidays. And this semester, there’s a big change. Classes are now on a four-day week. It's a necessary move to support short-staffed and over-worked teachers. But as KSJD News reports, it's just one step in addressing the district's continuing teacher shortage.
  • Colorado’s recently concluded congressional redistricting process is starting to shake up the upcoming campaigns for the U-S House, including the state's third congressional district; Students in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District will return to in-person classes on Monday after a temporary closure due to widespread COVID-19 infections, but two school bus routes have been suspended for the next week due to extreme staff shortages.