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1 year 7 months ago

Free breakfast bill clears State Senate

DENVER - Certain public schools in Colorado could soon be required to serve free breakfast to students during the start of the school day. House Bill 1006 , the Breakfast after the Bell bill, passed the State Senate Friday after clearing the House last month. Beginning in the fall...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Education cuts hitting home

Classroom in Colorado Springs School District 11 will be empty next week as employees take their two mandatory furlough days this year. Glen Gustafson, D11's chief financial office, says all of the furloughs are happening during Thanksgiving week to minimize the impact on the community. "We know that this...

3 years 7 months ago

Soldier surprises sister at school

A local soldier on leave from Afghanistan made a surprise appearance at his little sister's school this week. Greg Jones visited his little sister Brianna at Russell Middle School on Tuesday, right in the middle of band class. Jones was home for some rest and relaxation during his deployment....

3 years 8 months ago

D11 looks to cut $12.5 million

Colorado Springs School District 11 is bracing for an estimated $12.5 million in budget cuts for the upcoming school year. That dollar amount is based on combination of revenue shortfall from the state ($11.2 million) and increases in operating costs ($1.3 million). Board members were given a packet containing...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado Springs D-11 makes Top 10 list

Colorado Springs School District 11 has been named one of the top ten school districts in the nation in digital technology by the Center for Digital Education. D-11 is the only district in the state to be honored. "With rising expectations and shrinking resources, these districts have utilized...

4 years 1 month ago

TV station's conduct questioned

Representatives from a local school district say they are "shocked" that a news crew from a Denver TV station would give two of their students a ride home in their news van to pick up a year book. It happened during the investigation and aftermath of a suicide and double...

4 years 6 months ago

Hidden history uncovered at Galileo School

The staff at the Galileo School of Math and Science has uncovered a deeper connection to its history. School administrators recently found a collection of old scrapbooks and other treasures from the schools early days as East Middle School hidden away in a storage closet near the assistant principal's...

4 years 6 months ago

Lessons from the Space Station

Sixth grade students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs are spending the remainder of the school year studying the International Space Station. Next week, the students will interview scientists and engineers familiar with the station as part of their project. Two engineers from Boeing and two...

4 years 6 months ago

District 11 aims to freshen its menu

Food and nutrition managers in Colorado Springs School District 11 are revamping the menu for school cafeterias. The D11 Good Food Project aims to reduce the amount of processed foods that are served to students and to increase the number of natural foods served in school lunch lines. ...

4 years 7 months ago

Rocket team heads to nationals

The Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs has been notified that their student rocketry team is one of the nation's top 100 and has qualified to compete in the national, Team America Rocketry Challenge. Galileo's team is the only one in the state of Colorado to qualify....

4 years 8 months ago

Layoffs loom as D-11 votes on budget cuts

As many as 15 assistant principals, school support staff, special education teachers and transportation employees could be out of a job this summer as a result of $6.8 million in budget cuts being considered tonight by District 11 Board of Education. Teachers, custodians and bus drivers will be spared...

4 years 9 months ago

Budget cuts could lead to dirty schools

Your child's school is likely going to lose a substantial amount of money next year. Lawmakers are proposing hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to K-12 education due to the state budget deficit. At school District 11 in Colorado Springs that loss will mean layoffs and cuts to...

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