School board to consider raises for non-teachers |

School board to consider raises for non-teachers

by Reid Williams

WHO: Summit School Board

WHAT: Regular meeting

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., today

WHERE: Breckenridge Elementary School

BRECKENRIDGE – The Summit School Board is scheduled to revisit the recently reached master contract with teachers tonight, and will look at pay raises for support staff, as well.

The school board approved the new three-year contract with teachers at its regular meeting April 24. Tonight’s review of the deal, slated to be discussed in a closed executive session along with two real estate-related matters, follows the teachers association approval of the contract on April 30. The new contract raises the base salary for teachers and adds four days to the school calendar, among other changes.

Board members also will examine raises planned for the pay scale of non-certified district workers, such as secretaries and custodians. “The board has been adamant that support staff get the same kind of raises as the teachers,” said Assistant Superintendent Millie Hamner.

Hamner also is on the agenda to present the results of third grade Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) tests in reading. Eighty-two percent of the 171 third-graders in the district scored “at or above proficient” on the state-mandated tests.

Greg Denman is a Colorado Springs-based writing consultant, nationally knows for his work with teachers and students. Hamner is scheduled to update school board members on Denman’s plans to work with Summit schools and teachers to improve student writing performance. A $160,000, 2-year grant for teacher development allowed the school district to offer Denman a contract. Hamner said the consultant will hold workshops for teachers over the summer and work with students in the classroom next fall.

The school board also is expected to finalize an agreement with the town of Breckenridge arranging repayment for costs in installing a water line from Tiger Road to Summit High School at Farmer’s Korner.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 237 or

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