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4 months 4 weeks ago

Focus on accreditation at school board meeting

PUEBLO - The Board of Education for Pueblo City Schools will hear pair of reports about improving student achievement at tonight's meeting. First up, the board will hear from their vendor AdvancED which has been hired to help the district meet state and national accreditation standards. The district is in...

7 months 1 week ago

Many TCAP scores dip in Pueblo City Schools

PUEBLO - Student TCAP scores in Pueblo City Schools dropped district wide this year. The test results released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Education show the number of students in Pueblo who scored either advanced or proficient in reading and writing declined over a majority of grade levels. ...

2 years 11 months ago

D.A.R.E. no more in Pueblo

The DARE program has reached it's last stop in Pueblo. The police department is ending the drug and violence resistance courses in the fall in order to put more officers out on the streets. Captain James Gowin of the PPD's Services Bureau says the change was prompted by in-depth efficiency...

3 years 2 months ago

Pueblo City Schools: final list of changes

Here's the final list of changes in Pueblo City Schools from Thursday nights School Board Meeting: • Close Spann Elementary School August 2012 • Close Hellbeck Elementary School August 2012 • Close Somerlid Elementary building August 2012 - Somerlid students and staff move to Freed Middle school building August 2012...

3 years 4 months ago

Public comment underway in Pueblo

Teachers and parents have begun to speak to D-60 school board members about the possible closings of several Pueblo schools. This is the first of two public comment sessions D-60 will hold on the subject. We will have more with concerned parents and the board tonight at 10 on News...

3 years 4 months ago

Meeting on possible school closures in Pueblo

Pueblo City Schools is holding a meeting tonight (Nov. 9) regarding the possible closure of four elementary schools. A committee recommended that the school board shut down Somerlid, Carlile, Hellbeck and Spann or Bradford. The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Centennial High School Auditorium. Each speaker will...

4 years 9 months ago

School special: kids eat free!

School's out of summer, but kids can eat free at various schools in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. School District 11 and Pueblo City Schools both offer a summer meal program. Kids ages 1 to 18 can get lunch and in some cases breakfast at the schools-free of charge. There are...

4 years 10 months ago

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta get ultimatum

Pueblo City Schools has issued an ultimatum to two troubled charter schools, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. The message: Start making quick and decisive changes. Once lauded as a model of efficiency among charter schools, the two facilities on Pueblo's west side have been troubled by problems for more...

4 years 10 months ago

Pueblo charter schools facing probation

Wednesday afternoon, the Pueblo City Schools board voted to put Cesar Chavez Academy and Dolores Huerta High on probation. The reason goes back to a state audit which criticized the school's former leaders, Lawrence and Annette Hernandez for wasting taxpayer dollars. Once the schools are served with the probation notice,...

4 years 10 months ago

Budget woes could impact Pueblo teachers

Some teachers in Pueblo may lose their jobs as Pueblo City Schools works to trim its budget. The school board needs to cut about $5.5 million out of the budget for the upcoming school year. One recommendation right now, is to eliminate 28 teaching positions.School board president Stephanie Garcia, says...

5 years 5 months ago

Pueblo teachers voting on new contract

Teachers union members are voting on a proposed contract Thursday and Friday. The union reached an agreement with Pueblo City Schools, District 60, last Friday. Details in the 2-year pact have not been released. The old contract has already expired, but teachers agreed to a contract extension that...

5 years 5 months ago

Teachers, D-60 reach contract agreement

Pueblo City Schools and the Pueblo Education Association, the local teachers' union, reached tentative agreement on a new contract Friday. Teachers will vote Thursday and Friday, on whether to approve the tentative agreement. The Board of Education will vote on the tentative agreement at their next meeting.

5 years 6 months ago

Pueblo City Schools names new superintendent

A woman who has spent her entire professional career with Pueblo City School has been tapped as the district's new superintendent. Kathy West, who's been acting as interim superintendent, was named to the job Wednesday. "We had an outstanding pool of candidates", said Board president Stephanie Garcia. "But...

5 years 6 months ago

Two Pueblo schools awarded 'Blue Ribbon' status

Two Pueblo elementary schools--Haaff and Morton--received Blue Ribbon awards from the U.S. Department of Education. This honor is rare--just 314 public and private schools were honored nationwide out of 120,000. The purpose of the program is to recognize academically superior schools or those that demonstrate dramatic gains in student...

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