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

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

Kelly Latterman
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Dear customers of the Steamboat Springs Faculty District and group, I will be resigning my position as a director efficient March 28. Regrettably, I was in an accident and will need surgical treatment and months of immobility. As I focus on recovery, I experience I can’t dedicate the important time needed to adequately provide in this part.

I want to thank absolutely everyone that I have worked with as president and director with the board of education above the previous 4 yrs. The function has been each incredibly challenging and deeply satisfying.

I am so proud of what we have attained jointly. We weathered an unparalleled international pandemic, pivoting normally to make certain we could meet up with college student requirements. In the procedure, we realized to be nimbler, to work closely with other local officials and to be improved linked to our local community.

When faced with a major university lifestyle challenge, we listened, were transparent about the want for transform, and moved ahead with expediency, allocating assets with a motivation to betterment. Despite the hardships our group has faced, we have not misplaced sight of our very long-time period ambitions and are in the method of a key exertion to revitalize and update our strategic program. The district is also focusing as a result of our PLC get the job done on facts-centered assist for college student general performance, one particular of my priorities throughout my time on the board.

Steamboat is an evolving community. All through my tenure with this board, the group passed a bond to modernize and grow our amenities. By the pandemic, we created and opened a new university and expanded substantial quality early childhood training choices as a result of extra preschool classrooms. We support the expansion of our English language learner populace via the Newcomers system. The power of our group is the individuals. It is my wish that as our group grows, we will continue to be dedicated to instruction.

Of system, there is continue to do the job to do as the district constantly strives for enhancement. The board will have to lean on that crucial info operate to make educated decisions to guidance tutorial progress. They should aid psychological overall health assets as our employees and learners get better from the impacts of COVID-19 academically, socially and emotionally. They will need to act decisively to aid our remarkable team with the growing complications all around housing, childcare, and function-daily life equilibrium. The outcome of the Strategic System update will produce a community produced roadmap for delivering just about every just one of our students with exciting possibilities for a fulfilling future. Advocating for enough faculty funding at the point out and nearby degree ought to also be component of the Board’s position if we are to best serve our small children.

I have self-confidence that a further group member will move into my footwear, bringing a new and valuable standpoint. Again, I would like to thank everyone and want you the greatest. It has been an honor to serve our students.

Kelly Latterman,

Director, Steamboat Springs University District RE-2