Appleton Elementary School

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Appleton Elementary School
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2358 H Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 254-6400

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This evening the Board recognized Cara Golden, Vi Crawford, and Ashley Zhang for receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. This award is a high form of recognition and was given to them by an impartial judging panel for their work on District 51's comprehensive annual financial report. This is the 19th consecutive year that the Finance Department at District 51 has received this award! #WeAreD51 #westslopebestslope #gjco #shareGJ

Mesa County Valley School District 51 is live now.
Join us LIVE August 22nd from the Harry Butler Board room as we hold our bi-monthly Board of Education Meeting. The meeting begins @ 6pm and will also be recorded which can be found on our YouTube page. #WeAreD51


Tune in to our livestream of the D51 School Board meeting tonight at 6! #WeAreD51 bit.ly/2iniJYO


RT @MESAatWMS: Great time at our Start Eclipse Party at WMS! Amazing day with kids! #WMSSTEMGJ #Eclipse2017 #weared51 #westslopebestslope…

Mesa County Valley School District 51 shared a link.
Grand Junction, CO – For the 19th consecutive year, District 51’s Finance Department is being honored for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. D51 Direc…

The recession was hard on the wallets of Grand Valley residents. It also took a bite out of District 51 funding. Here's a list of everything that was saved or cut (and never came back) between 2009-10 and 2012-13 due to mandates and state budget shortfalls: 2009-10 - $4,061,776 (2,322.67 FTE staff, 20,996.2 FTE students) EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS Reduce textbook purchases - $135,000 Reduce materials purchased to or for student interventions - $300,000 Reduce purchases of equipment for maintenance - $67,000 Reduce purchases of custodial supplies and equipment - $40,000 Reduce purchases of technology upgrades for classrooms - $220,000 ON-GOING EXPENSES Reduce fuel purchases for buses, vehicles - $150,000 Reduce telecommunication expenses - $25,000 Reduce school building budgets for supplies, copies, etc., by 5% - $85,000 Eliminate purchased software support for Student Info System - $61,000 Reduce natural gas consumption - $100,000 Eliminate 50% of staff travel expense - $140,500 Reduce size of summer learning programs - $250,000 PERSONNEL Reduce classified employee subs by 50 % - $53,500 Reduce teachers with longer than school year contracts - $22,676 Reduce all employee contracts by 2 days that were to be added to the calendar - $1,000,000 TRANSFERS FROM GENERAL FUND Reading Recovery interventions moved to federal Title funds - $166,000 Increase number of elementary schools funded by Title - $270,000 Move additional staff positions from GF to Title - $48,000 Transfer special ed mileage expense to federal special ed funds (VI-B) - $40,500 2010-11 - $10,961,482 (2,275.67 FTE staff, 21,025.2 FTE students) DISTRICT PURCHASED SERVICES Eliminate literacy consultants - $82,000 Reduce use of staff development consultants - $110,000 Reduce election expenses paid to the county - $65,000 Eliminate school organization health assessment - $35,000 Reduce purchased printing expenditures - $6,000 DISTRICT EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS Reduce library material purchases - $75,000 Reduce textbook purchases - $750,000 Reduce security camera and radio purchases - $30,000 Reduce AP textbook purchases - $25,000 Reduce DIA middle school textbook purchases - $20,000 DISTRICT ON-GOING EXPENSES Reduce spending on athletic programs - $127,200 Eliminate high school centralized summer learning programs - $40,000 Reduce funding of student intervention programs - $175,450 Reduce life insurance premiums - $100,000 Reduce size of teacher induction/orientation program - $50,000 Suspend support of teacher professional leave bank for professional development - $200,000 Reduce department budgets - $606,000 Reduce middle school administrative budget, including interventions - $54,700 Eliminate leadership cohort scholarships - $34,600 Reduce vehicle replacements - $50,000 Reduce NWEA assessment testing at elementary schools - $21,100 Eliminate long range planning committee funding - $6,500 Reduce funding of equity and diversity programs - $5,000 Reduce LEAG funding - $15,000 Reduce funding of high school reform programs - $12,500 Reduce elementary administration budget - $8,600 Require vocational teacher certifications for reimbursements - $300,000 Reduce local travel mileage costs - $50,000 DISTRICT PERSONNEL Maintenance: Draftsman - $53,750 Student Intervention Coordinator - $83,000 Risk Management Administrator - $39,400 ELL Department secretary - $34,600 Finance payroll processing specialist - $51,200 Groundsman - $44,500 IT position downgrade from manager to lead - $12,000 Library Services department secretary - $39,000 Purchasing: 0.5 FTE contract technician - $23,900 Warehouse 3 FTE workers/drivers - $125,000 Assistant superintendent administrative support - $60,200 Literacy Coordinator - $73,300 Grant writer - $95,800 Assistant superintendent - $125,000 Maintenance: HVAC technician - $50,500 Risk Management – Insurance Specialist 0.5 FTE - $24,000 Human Resources temporary support 0.3 FTE - $8,000 Community Partnership Director - $100,000 Early Retirement Program attrition savings, net of expenses - $1,600,000 Reduce teachers with lengthened contracts further - $28,000 Require employees to cover dental and vision insurance premiums - $400,000 Reduce/eliminate WCCC retirement payoff - $17,000 Reduce all employee contracts by 2 days - $1,248,000 Reduce building alarm callout overtime - $20,000 SCHOOL PURCHASED SERVICES Reduce IB staff development expenditures - $10,000 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS Reduce purchasing of math calculators and projectors - $165,000 SCHOOL ON-GOING EXPENSES Reduce district funding of Glade Park Elementary - $84,000 Increase enrollment or unattached students at R-5 - $140,000 Reduce funding of Mesa Valley Vision - $141,340 Reduce building budgets by 5% - $86,000 Limit part-time students in high schools - $285,000 Eliminate teacher supply reimbursement - $40,000 SCHOOL PERSONNEL Eliminate intern/AP at Tope - $71,900 Eliminate West Middle School clerical assistant - $18,750 Eliminate instructional assistant at Fruitvale - $15,000 Eliminate instructional assistant at Nisley - $8,100 Eliminate Palisade High job coach - $26,700 Eliminate technical instructional assistant at Broadway - $13,000 Eliminate severe needs instructional assistant at Fruitvale - $8,900 Reduce FMHS study hall staff - $20,660 Eliminate special education instructional assistant at Rim Rock - $15,100 Eliminate Thunder Mt. reading instruction assistant - $7,700 Reduce 1 DIA middle school teacher - $52,000 Reduce high school teaching staff by 4.5 FTE - $234,000 Reduce Valley West administrator by 0.5 FTE - $50,000 Reduce Rocky Mountain instructional assistant by 3 - $39,900 Reduce OMMS liaison - $18,300 Reduce 10 elementary classroom teachers - $520,000 Reduce 2 elementary gifted and talented teachers - $104,000 Eliminate 2 behaviors coaches at Clifton (1.5 FTE) - $32,100 Eliminate reading instructional assistant at Broadway - $22,600 Eliminate special ed instructional assistant at Rim Rock - $15,500 GENERAL FUND TRANSFERS Reduce GF transfer to Insurance Fund - $100,000 Reduce GF transfer to Capital Reserve - $200,000 Transfer ELL teachers to Title 3 federal funding - $140,000 Move funding of Employee Assistance Program to Medical Insurance Fund - $32,000 Transfer funds from ELL to GF for extended learning - $19,000 Move school psychologists from GF to ARRA - $814,132 2011-12 - $13,616,668 (2,090.47 FTE staff, 20,868 FTE students) DISTRICT-LEVEL REDUCTIONS Reduce Middle School employee training, development - $6,000 Additional custodial supplies reduction - $41,200 DISTRICT PERSONNEL Restructure Curriculum Department and reduce staffing by 9 certified FTE jobs - $568,000 Reduce maintenance heating and air conditional tech, carpenter, and secretary (3 FTEs) - $205,000 Reduce curriculum, library services, and gifted and talented classified support staff by 6 FTE - $224,648 Reduce technology services by 2 programmers, help desk, support tech – 4 FTE - $232,000 Reduce Human Resources by insurance specialist (0.5 FTE) - $24,000 Reduce Human Resources by a secretary - $40,000 Reduce custodial staff by 22 FTE - $690,000 Further reduce teachers with contracts that extend beyond the school year - $20,575 Reduce substitute teacher pay by 5% - $60,000 Reduce classified employee substitute pay by 5% - $7,000 Eliminate mentor stipends - $50,000 Reduce all employee contracts by an additional 3 days - $1,875,000 FUND TRANSFERS FROM GENERAL FUND Reduce GF transfer to capital fund - $941,000 Move Reading Recovery lead teacher to federal Title funds - $60,000 Transfer fund balance from pre-school to GF - $164,000 Move administration of Title I federal funds to elementary administration - $32,000 Transfer benefit specialist salary to insurance fund - $40,000 Reduce GF reserves for one year - $263,100 ONGOING DISTRICT COSTS Reduce district-funded summer learning - $875,000 Reduce district utility costs - $625,000 Eliminate payment to local law enforcement for SROs - $100,000 Eliminate participation in legislative coalition - $18,000 Increase athletic fees - $112,000 Reduce Marmot Library contract - $60,000 Reduce printing and advertising budget - $35,000 Reduce game officials - $10,000 Eliminate Club Mid funding - $10,000 Reduce high school intervention and reform funding - $100,000 Reduce textbook spending - $100,000 Reduce department budgets by 10% - $290,000 Eliminate remainder of NWEA testing - $98,000 Reduce replacement textbook funding - $70,000 Eliminate funding of community partnering organizations - $60,000 Reduce support of The Opportunity Center - $40,000 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS Reduce computer equipment purchase for TOC - $10,000 SCHOOL PROGRAM, ON-GOING EXPENSE REDUCTIONS Close Valley East - $208,395 Restructure school to work/career program - $220,000 Close Glade Park Elementary - $110,000 Reduce Middle School intervention funding - $66,000 Eliminate cosmetology program - $25,000 Reduce building budgets - $164,000 Reduce transportation costs by 2 contract days - $133,000 Further reduce TOC contract - $20,000 SCHOOL PERSONNEL REDUCTIONS Reduce elementary teachers, 22 FTE - $1,144,000 Reduce middle school teachers, 8 FTE - $416,000 Reduce high school teachers, 6 FTE - $312,000 Reduce high school other certified staff, 10 FTE - $520,000 Reduce R-5 High by 1 teacher, $52,000 Reduce middle school secretaries by 4 FTE - $93,000 Reduce middle school non-instructional assistants - $74,000 Reduce teachers and instructional assistants funded by federal ARRA money - $400,000 Reduce high school secretaries, 4 FTE - $122,000 Eliminate reading instructional assistants - $956,000 Reduce elementary school secretaries 10 FTE - $240,000 Reduce FMHS ½ an assistant principal - $50,000 Reduce 1 campus liaison at each high school, 4 FTE - $86,000 Reduce R-5 instructional assistant - $28,500 Reduce high school non-instructional assistant - $20,250 2012-13 – $6,701,000 (2,038.47 FTE staff, 20,912.5 FTE students) PERSONNEL 4 FTE certified elementary positions - $208,000 8 FTE middle school certified positions - $416,000 7 FTE high school certified positions - $364,000 ELL teachers, 1.5 FTE - $75,000 ESL coaches at BTK, 1.5 FTE - $62,600 Curriculum specialist, 1 FTE - $70,000 Middle school library secretaries – 8 FTE - $200,000 Building instructional support, 1 FTE - $20,000 District-level support (HVAC, painter, buyer, secretaries, etc. – includes 4 FTE from central admin directors, coordinators) - $427,250 Attrition - $600,000 PROGRAMS Athletic Fee increase ($20 middle, $30 high school) - $125,000 Reduce reading recovery to current spending levels - $288,000 Grand River, additional revenue - $100,000 Eliminate LEAG 12 FTE classified personnel - $317,000 Eliminate elementary cohort stipend - $15,000 Reduce TOC rent - $25,000 OPERATIONS/SERVICES Extend walking distance - $565,000 Reduce transfer to capital - $90,000 Maintenance spending - $375,275 Vocational reimbursement increase - $600,000 5% reduction of all department spending - $222,400 INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT Reduce school building budgets by 5% - $70,000 5% reduction of all department spending - $125,150

Thanks to Lowe's for helping Rim Rock Elementary students check out the eclipse safely! #weared51
Teachers across the Western Slope used Monday's eclipse as a learning experience for all of their students.


District 51 gets financial transparency award for 19th consecutive year d51news.org/district-51-ge…


Congratulations to Grand Junction High School's Clay Payne for being KKCO 11 News's Athlete of the Week! #WeAreD51 nbc11news.com/video?vid=4413…


R-5 High students seeking donations for class project d51news.org/r-5-high-stude…