Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is officially off the “accountability clock” after eight years.
In a release, Re-1 Superintendent Lori Haukeness said the Colorado Department of Education had notified the district that the state has approved a request to reconsider and raise Re-1’s accreditation rating. As a result, it is no longer facing the threat of state sanctions for not meeting standards. Accreditation ratings are based on student growth, achievement, and graduation rates. Haukeness said the district is proud and happy, and added, “This is due to the hard work of our teachers and students.”