At the Regular Board of Education Meeting on Monday, September 11, 2023, the Platte Valley Board of Education voted to officially adopt a resolution cancelling the Platte Valley Board of Education school elections due to election by acclamation. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 1-5-208(1.5) authorizes the Board of Education by resolution to cancel the election and declare the candidates elected, if at the close of business on September 5, 2023, there are not more candidates than offices to be filled at the election, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates.
There were two candidates, one representing Director District B and one representing At-Large District, that brought completed petitions by the statutory deadline. Current board president James Welch will continue to serve representing Director District B, and Kristine Bauer will serve as one of the At-Large Director District positions. Current board member Mindy Marshall elected not to re-run for her position. Platte Valley School District is very grateful for the time, effort, and dedication that Mindy has given to the Board of Education. James and Kristine will be sworn in prior to the regularly scheduled November Board of Education meeting.
Platte Valley School District will work in conjunction with CDE and local public health with regard to illness issues. The general message is simple. If your son or daughter is well, we want your student at school! If your student is sick and not feeling well please keep him or her home. More specifically, because we have to address the issues that existed the last two years, this means:
We will not require masks. If a student or stakeholder would like to wear a mask they may do so. We continue to ask that individuals continue to be considerate of others.
We will not contact trace.
We will not prevent family households who are not sick from attending school. If a student is sick they should stay home. If a student has a temperature of 100.4 the student will be sent home. This is in accordance with historical practice so that your student can work on feeling better and we do not get other students sick.
We will follow board policy as it relates to vaccinations, exemptions, and exclusions. This includes items such as Tuberculosis, Roseola, Head Lice, Chicken Pox, etc. Please refer to Board Policy JLCC-E(1) around Communicable Diseases.
It is important to understand these expectations may change while also knowing we do not want them to change. We will continue to work to make the best of any situation.
Platte Valley School District has been providing in-person learning since the 2020-2021 school year. We are committed to continuing to provide in-person learning throughout the remainder of the pandemic while ensuring we follow the appropriate safety precautions. Our plan to allow for in-person learning and to address learning loss has included and will continue to include additional teachers and para-professionals to decrease class size allowing for more individualized instruction and spacing, before and after school tutoring and intervention, intervention during the school day, and maintaining appropriate cleaning protocols. Additionally, the Platte Valley School District will continue to evaluate the necessity of continued remote learning due to potential quarantines or in order to fulfill longer term remote learning needs.