COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Falcon School District 49 plans to charge most students $1 each time they board a school bus next school year, but not enough students are signing up for rides. The school board voted earlier this year to switch to a fee-for-service bus operation this fall... more »
Wednesday proved to be a tough night for everyone involved in Falcon School District 49. The school board voted to eliminate nearly 150 jobs district wide. As part of financial shortfalls, the district had to cut about $11,000,000 from its 2011-2012 operating budget. The biggest cuts come in the form... more »
The Falcon School District 49 is set to potenitally slash jobs and salaries at a special meeting tonight a6 6pm at Falcon High School. These potential cuts come after D-29 declared a financial emergency earlier this month. News FIrst 5 will be at the meeting with a live report tonight... more »
DENVER (AP) - School buses from a Colorado Springs-area district have circled the state Capitol to make a statement about proposed education budget cuts.
About 50 buses from Falcon School District 49 circled the state Capitol on Thursday with messages for lawmakers considering cutting education funding. The messages included... more »
Animal rights group PETA(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) made a stop at a Colorado Springs elementary school this afternoon.
A member in a wounded elephant costume called "Ellie" greeted students and parents as school got out at Evans Elementary around 3pm.
The "elephant" handed out activity... more »
A special election to recall two members of the Falcon District 49 school board will not happen. On Thursday El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Bob Balink released the final tally of recall petition signatures and neither the petition for Dave Martin nor Kent Clawson had a sufficient count of... more »
School districts in Southern Colorado are considering their options on whether or not to participate in President Barack Obama's controversial nationally televised address to students next week.
The White House and the education department are encouraging schools to show the president's speech in their classes as it airs live... more »