Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District

Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is currently on a state-wide bus tour to address the issue of early childhood literacy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lt. Governor Joe Garcia and Sheryl Shushan with the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission about their visit in Cortez, what they have been hearing from the public on their road trip, and priorities for children and education in Colorado.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Sandi VanHouteen, Cortez School District Food Service Director, and Danyel Mezzanatto, Cortez Middle School Production Manager, about Colorado Proud Day and how it is being celebrated in local school cafeterias with farm-fresh produce from area farms and school gardens.

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  • Citizens propose new rules for outdoor events to Montezuma County Commissioners.

Cortez Journal

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Southwest Open School (SWOS) teacher Casey Simpson and Conor Russell, a student at SWOS, about the school garden that they have installed at the school, how they have incorporated permaculture principles into the garden, and how it enhances education for the students at SWOS.

Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 Schools

Jan 29, 2014

The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District has formulated an improvement plan to address performance problems recently highlighted by the Colorado accreditation scores. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with RE-1 Superintendent Alex Carter about the plan for improvement in the district, and what it means for students, parents, and the community.