by Carolina King
After having their hopes dashed with the failure of Amendment 73 last year, which would have raised funds for Colorado schools, Ridgway School Board members had that optimistic tone again last Thursday evening as they discussed member Tim Taplin’s recent trip to a legislative conference and Gov. Jared Polis’ proposal to fund full-day kindergarten.
Taplin told other members of the board about work being done in the state legislature to come up with more funding for education.
Superintendent Susan Lacy asked Taplin if he felt “a sense of optimism around the full-day kindergarten funding” while at the conference and he said he did. She said she believes it will happen, too.
“There’s a ton of support behind it. Almost every school district thinks its a good idea,” Taplin said.
Spanish programs discussed
Discussion switched to elementary and middle school Spanish programs and how the programs may or may not work together. The high school Spanish teacher will...