Dolores School District

Funding Education in the Dolores School District

Oct 15, 2015

Education funding in Colorado continues to face challenges that communities must address at the local level to maintain school budgets. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper about what is at stake in the Dolores School District with mill levy funding that is set to expire if voters don't renew it in November, and how this ballot initiative highlights the challenges of school funding in Colorado.

  • Dolores Re-4A School District has lost millions in funding as a result of a state legislative measure.
  • Dolores County School District seeking some budgetary help from voters in November.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol launch fall DUI crackdown.

TRIO Education Assistance Programs

Aug 26, 2015

TRIO education assistance programs are designed to identify and provide services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to go to college. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Wendy Javier and Marya Corrigan about TRIO programs they administer in local schools that assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and those with disabilities to gain a higher education.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Gunther Hardt, an aquaponics expert, and Kelli Meeker, an Americorps member serving with the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about a new aquaponics system that has been installed at the Dolores schools, and how the system works to raise fish in a symbiotic relationship with hydroponi

Wanted: Great Teachers

Mar 19, 2015
University of Central Arkansas

High turnover rates for teachers has created inconsistent and inefficient teaching situations in our schools. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper and Jeb Holt from the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, which is working to help schools by recruiting, preparing, and retaining high-quality teachers across Colorado.

More on the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program here:

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the shortage of teachers affecting schools in the Four Corners area.

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An Update on the Dolores School District

Feb 5, 2014

The Dolores School District continues to see success in their classrooms while construction of new facilities at the schools promises to create an even better learning environment for their students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper about the latest initiatives the district is focusing on, school funding, and an update on their school building construction project.