Saturday, October 6, 2001
Upcoming events for this week
Monday, Oct. 8
Instructional Improvement Day for staff no school for students
Board of Education meeting,
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Steamboat Springs High School Curriculum Committee meeting,
College Night, 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Steamboat Springs High School Late start day, school begins at 10 a.m.
Booster Club meeting, 7 p.m.
Strawberry Park Elementary PTIC meeting, 11:45 a.m.
Educational Excellence Commission meeting, 7 p.m.
SCHOOL REPORT CARDS DELAYED
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSIf students have been telling parents they haven't gotten their school's report card, their not trying to hide bad grades.
It's the truth. A three-week delay at the state level has kept schools from receiving their first-ever report card, which compares area schools and gives information on teachers, administrators, student performance and school safety.
The major component of the school report cards is the school accountability ratings, a statewide program that compares schools based on third- to 10th-grade Colorado Student Assessment Program scores and 11th grade ACT scores.
Those ratings were released by the state's Department of Education on Sept. 14; the same date schools were expecting to receive the report cards.
Delays from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a computer virus have left a back up at the state level and area schools waiting.
Though the report cards have not come by mail, all the schools' report cards can be accessed online at www.state.co.us/schools.
From the CDE's standard assessment office, Teresa Fletcher said the state had contracted the printing of the report cards.
Those contractors had to evacuate their office buildings in downtown Denver during the terrorist attacks, which Fletcher said postponed printing for a few days.
The contractors were handed another setback when their computers were infected with a virus the Nimba worm two weeks ago.
The state has received the report cards from the printer and has been review them to make sure information is correct, Fletcher said.