Letter: Steamboat board of education member resigns to focus on recovery

Kelly Latterman
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Expensive clients of the Steamboat Springs School District and group, I will probably be resigning my place as a director environment friendly March 28. Regrettably, I used to be in an accident and can want surgical therapy and months of immobility. As I concentrate on restoration, I expertise I can not dedicate the essential time wanted to adequately present on this half.

I need to thank completely everybody that I’ve labored with as president and director with the board of schooling above the earlier 4 yrs. The perform has been every extremely difficult and deeply satisfying.

I’m so happy with what we’ve got attained collectively. We weathered an unparalleled worldwide pandemic, pivoting usually to make sure we might meet up with faculty pupil necessities. Within the process, we realized to be nimbler, to work carefully with different native officers and to be improved linked to our local people.

When confronted with a significant college way of life problem, we listened, had been clear in regards to the need for remodel, and moved forward with expediency, allocating belongings with a motivation to betterment. Regardless of the hardships our group has confronted, we’ve got not misplaced sight of our very long-time interval ambitions and are within the technique of a key exertion to revitalize and replace our strategic program. The district can also be focusing because of our PLC get the job executed on facts-centered help for faculty pupil common efficiency, one explicit of my priorities all through my time on the board.

Steamboat is an evolving group. All by my tenure with this board, the group handed a bond to modernize and develop our facilities. By the pandemic, we created and opened a brand new college and expanded substantial high quality early childhood coaching selections because of additional preschool school rooms. We help the growth of our English language learner populace by way of the Newcomers system. The ability of our group is the people. It’s my want that as our group grows, we are going to proceed to be devoted to instruction.

Of system, there’s proceed to do the job to do because the district always strives for enhancement. The board should lean on that essential data function to make educated selections to steerage tutorial progress. They need to support psychological general well being belongings as our workers and learners get higher from the impacts of COVID-19 academically, socially and emotionally. They might want to act decisively to assist our outstanding crew with the rising problems throughout housing, childcare, and function-daily life equilibrium. The end result of the Strategic System replace will produce a group produced roadmap for delivering nearly each simply one among our college students with thrilling potentialities for a satisfying future. Advocating for sufficient school funding on the level out and close by diploma should even be element of the Board’s place if we’re to finest serve our babies.

I’ve self-confidence {that a} additional group member will transfer into my footwear, bringing a brand new and helpful standpoint. Once more, I want to thank everybody and wish you the best. It has been an honor to serve our college students.

Kelly Latterman,

Director, Steamboat Springs College District RE-2