Education

School board sells high school complex



SYLVIA LOBATO 08/06/2015 ANTONITO - Acting in the presence of community members, the South Conejos Board of Education (BOE) Thursday sold the high school complex to promoters of a hemp processing plant.

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Mesa County's teen drug prevention club begins their summer leadership training course



Lindsey Pallares 07/14/2015 GRAND JUNCTION - Colo. Mesa County's teen drug and alcohol prevention club kicks off its summer skills camp to train its next set of community leaders.

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Marijuana expulsions nose dive



Emily Shockley 07/02/2015 The number of marijuana-related expulsions in School District 51 was cut nearly in half year-over-year in 2014-15, a feat district officials attribute to counseling programs and security officer presence in schools.

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The De Beque school was awarded $5.3 million from the BEST grant for future improvements



Makenzie O'Keefe 06/01/2015 DE BEQUE - The De Beque School District is now a recipient of the BEST grant, giving the district $5.3-million that is funded, in part, by state marijuana taxes. The district has a master plan to use this grant to help renovate and rebuild their elementary school, providing a 21st century learning environment for students.

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Parenting in the age of cannabis



Barbara Lawlor 06/03/2015 Nederland - Parents with middle school and high school children face challenges that pre-legal marijuana parents did not have. Now that marijuana is legal for adults, it is more visible, more difficult to demonize the drug to 11, 12, and 13 year olds.

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Glenwood Elementary moves to next step for state grant



Will Grandbois 05/22/2015 The Capital Construction Assistance Board has recommended that the state contribute $9.1 million of its $50 million in available Building Excellent Schools Today money to an overhaul of Glenwood Springs Elementary School.

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