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March 14, 2013 The North Weld Herald/Central Weld Voice Page 9 Eaton School Board approves contracts Cont. from page l will implement next year. Fifty percent of the evaluation will be based on how well students meet the learning targets we set for them and the other half will be based on performance against the professional standards using a rubric developed by the state. Draft formulas will be reviewed by all content areas and the District Accountability commit- tee before the Evaluation Council makes its final recommendations to the Board. The board will get an in depth review at the June retreat. Teachers are also working to update all curriculums to align to the new standards and that stu- dents are comfortable using tech- nology to write, read and organ- ize. In 2015 students will no longer take the TCAP and will instead be taking an online, national assessment for reading, writing, speaking/listening, and math. We are working to ensure we have the technology available to test at least an entire grade level at once. Tim .Unrein dis- cussed the possible Federal sequestration reductions in Title programs that could be imple- mented. He also discussed the new school finance reform bill (SB13-213) recently introduced in the state legislature by Senator Johnston. Director Croissant reported on the Preschool meeting followed by Superintendent Miller remind- ing the board about the Meet and Confer meeting, Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 pm and the work ses- sion on Monday, March 18 at 5:30 pm with principals. He also updated the board on the interior floor plan for the new district building and the removal of the oil well located on the new prop- erty west of town. It was moved by Director Croissant and seconded by Director Coalson to approve the emergency closing of school on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 due to weather. Motion carried. President Cadwallader called for an Executive Session to dis- cuss principal evaluations. Board of Education and Superintendent came out of Executive Session at 7:38 pm. Tthe Board took the following action: Administrative Contracts: Superintendent Miller recommended the following administrators be approved for the 2013-2014 school year: Debbi Campbell, Eaton Elementary School Principal; Kathryn Platteville Board: Save the St. Vrain Co,,,romp,ge, Platteville. Mead has filed a protest with the Town of Firestone since the area in vithin the three-mile radius of its urban growth boundary and has request- ed mediation in the matter. Platteville has gone on record as supporting the Town of Mead's position. Several meetings have been held at the Firestone Town Hall with up to one hundred of the Save the Vrain Committee in attendance. Spokesman for the committee, Bruce Wilson, said the annexation of the property to the Town of Firestone has been put hold until April meetings. POLICE EVIDENCE ROOM The Board requested in the last meeting for the staff to obtain more information regarding the costs of installation of the pro- posed air filtration system and replacement costs for filters for the police evidence room. The 8-10 inches of snow causes variety of car accidents, power outage staff determined the installation costs by an electrician would add approximately $650.00. Also not included in the original cost were freight costs that added another $214.38. The air filtration system utilizes four filters. The first is a pre-filter that is changed every 3- 6 months. DOP and Carbon fil- ters in the unit are changed every 12-18 months. The pre-filter cost is $26.00 each; there is one DOP Filter in the unit with a Monday evening's snow storm dumped between 8-1 inches of snow in the Eaton area. Above, scenes like this one were happening due to the slick road. conditions, last evening and during the early morning commute on Tuesday. A power outage had residents in the eastern part of the town with- out electricity. The stop lights were als 9 non-operational which result- ed in Eaton Police directing traffic. .... .  Photo by Jim MerrJott Eaton Police make arrest, issue warrant for armed robbery According to Eaton's Chief of Police Art Mueller, his depart- ment has made an arrest related to an armed robbery that took place at an Eaton residence recently. Due to the sensitive nature of the incident, Mueller said he couldn't provide too many details about the actual incident, as the investigation continues. He did confirm, however, that involved in the incident is Candida Godfrey, 41, of Greeley who has been arrested and taken into custody. She was charged with robbery, theft, burglary and was transported to the Weld County Jail. The chief said they are still looking for Kevin Carter, 31, also of Greeley, in connection with the incident. A warrant for his Marcus Longwell with Board president Don Dalton Shoop with Board president Don Cadwallader. Cadwallader. Friesen, Galeton Elementary and Assessment school year. Roll call vote: School Principal; Diane Eussen, Director; and Tim Unrein, Director Cadwallader, aye; Benjamin Eaton Elementary Assistant Superintendent contract Director Coalson, aye; Director School Principal; Jim Orth, Eaton through June 30, 2015. It was Croissant, aye; Director Lind, Middle School Principal; Mark moved by Director Coalson and aye; Director Swain, aye. Motion Naill, Eaton High School seconded by Director Swain to carded. Principal; Bridgette Muse, approve the administrator recom- Student Services, Curriculum, mendations for the 2013-2014 replacement cost of $195.00. There are two carbon filters that cost $194.00 each. If each of the major filters were changed at the same time the filter costs would $587.00. The Board directed the staff to research for a more cost effec- tive unit. It was suggested to con- tact other area police departments and find out how they ventilate their evidence rooms when stor- ing noxious items such as mari- juana. OVERWEIGHT/OVERSIZE ' TRUCK PERMITS The Town's staff has received several requests to revise the method of permitting over- weight/oversized vehicles and equipment from purchasing sin- gle trip permits to paying for an annual permit similar to the method CDOT uses. The Board approved the staff to proceed with revising the per- mit fees for overweight/oversized vehicles to an annual permit that is completed once. EXERCISE ROOM Senior Coordinator, Nancy DeFoe, reported to the Board that since opening the exercise rooms at South Valley Middle School that there has been significant use of the facilities both in the morn- ing and evening. Total number of uses has not been totaled. However, to date nine punch passes have been sold and are close to being used up and new passes purchased. North Colorado Med Evac spends a cold, snowy night in Eaton Eaton man causes accident, charged with D UI Photo and story by Bruce J. Bormann arrest has been issued. "He will be charged with aggravated rob- bery, theft, burglary and menac- ing when he is found," said Mueller. "He was in possession of a gun during the incident." Mueller asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Carter to con- tact the Eaton Police Dept. at 454-2212, or contact the Colorado State Parole office. Eat'n lee Cream is mowing to Greeley Eat'n Ice Cream is relocating the ice cream parlor to Greeley as of April 1. "We have enjoyed being in Eaton for over a year. Many thanks to all of our customers and the new friends we have made," said own- ers Rex and Teresa Kline. "We appreciate your support! We would like to invite everyone to stop by the Eaton location from now until they move to say farewell, and then come and visit us at our new address, 920 9th Ave., Greeley, located in the downtown area, right across the street from the courthouse." The Kline's will celebrate their grand opening April 4-6. "We will now be serving Boulder Ice Cream and Candy." The North Colorado Med Evac helicopter, based at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, spent a cold and snowy night in Eaton Monday, due to the weather. The chopper was summoned to Eaton early Monday evening following an accident at the east entrance of Hawkstone Subdivision. According to Eaton Police Chief Art Nlueller, James Dalton, 67, of Eaton, was believed to be returning from Eaton Couniry Club. Mueller says the initial investigation iindicates Dalton had been drinking at the country club, and was returning to his home iin Hawkstone. He was arrested for driving lander the influence, DUI. Mueller said Dalton was traveling south- -d and overestimated the right hand turn into Hawkstone and ended up crashing into a telephone pole, which was still standing only by a few splinters of Wood. A passenger in the vehicle was in need of medical transport to the hospital. That person's name and medical condition was not disclosed. Dalton's pickup was totaled. Gene Haffner, director of public relations for North Colorado Medical Center, con- firmed the chopper was called to Eaton for a victim transport. "When snow scrawls moved in and reduced visibility, safety of the patient and crew took precedence," he said. "We've been operating the med evac for 31 years, and in that time we've been inci- dent-free because our crew follows a very regimented protocol in all situations, especial- ly with winter weather," he explained. "There was nothing wlofig"wi[h our airc{ :. It was a decision following protocol." Haffner said the traffic accident victim, accompanied by the chopper's three-person crew, including the pilot, a paramedic and registered flight nurse, were transported to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley via ambulance. Chief Mueller said officers of the Eaton Police Department checked on the helicopter most of the evening and throughout the night to ensure itwasnot tampered with. By Tuesday morning, a crew was on scene to deice the chopper and warm its engine before flying it back to North Colorado Medical Center. "It returned to Greeley short- ly after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning," said Haffner. .Co E) T N AYS MMITTEE for " members! Committee members have a connection to is looking more committee Eaton and are willing to commit to helping make the Eaton Days celebration GREAT. Assistance is needed in the following areas: * Barbeque Pit * Sidewalk Art Contest *Parade * Fundraising *NEW! Vintage Baseball Game The committee meets the first Thursday of each month We also need people to help throughout the weekend (July 12th - 14th, 2013). Each event requires many volunteers to run successfully! Some of those are: * Parade * Barbeque Lunch * Car Show setup, serving, cleanup * Pet Contest * Family Fun Night * Vintage Baseball Game * FaceBook updates * setup / take down of banners, tents, chairs, tables, sound systems, etc. If you are interested in joining or helping this fabulous group, please contact: Rebecca Proctor inf@eatndays'rg 970-454-2722