Board of Education

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The mission of the Salida School District, in active partnership with family and community, is to ensure that each and every student is prepared to succeed in life, by providing quality instruction and progressive curriculum in a secure and challenging environment which will empower students with the skills necessary to achieve their greatest potential.

The Salida School Board is a group of volunteer citizens that have dedicated themselves to ensure that the heart of the community, the schools, are healthy. They oversee policies, systems and the superintendent. They do not oversee the minutia of classroom activity. Citizens concerned with individual student needs should contact the teacher and principal. The board loves input from other community members as they try to represent what the school is and should be to Salida at large. Board policies are posted at the Colorado Association of School Boards.

All Board of Education meetings are public meetings and the community is always welcome.  There are BOE Meeting Protocols for participating in the meeting.  Participants are encouraged to understand those protocols so that his or her voice can be best heard. Agendas are posted by the Friday prior to the Regular Board Meeting.

Upcoming Meetings…

All meetings are held in the Board Room on the 2nd floor of the Kesner Building unless otherwise noted. Virtual Meetings will be linked below and also on the school district calendar for that meeting.

When the Board convenes online for virtual meetings- members of the public shall be allowed to submit requests to address the Board in the same manner that they were allowed at physical meetings of the Board.  In order to expedite these requests, those requests may be emailed to the Superintendent and Board president via Board secretary at  The final determination as to whether an item will appear on the board agenda will be at the discretion of the superintendent and Board president.

Work Session- Interview Potential Appointee District 2- November 10, 2020 4:30pm
Regular Board Meeting- November 10, 2020 6:00pm

Colorado Association of School Boards Conference- December 4-5, 2020 (Virtual) 

Regular Board Meeting- December 8, 2020 6:00pm

Collaborative Bargaining Team Meeting Schedule:

Via Zoom- See District Calendar for Links:
First and Third Tuesdays Beginning Sept 15, 2020- November 17, 2020/ 5:00-7:00 PM

Board Members
Carrie Mattix (Appointed 12/10/19 thru 2021)

Jennifer Visitacion (2015-2019)(2019-2023)

Cheri Post (2015-2017; 2017-2021)

Joe Smith (Appointed Dec 12, 2017-2019; 2019-2021)

Greg Reed (Appointed 12/10/19 thru 2021)

AT LARGE- 2 Seats
Jeannie Peters (2017-2021)
Joel McBride (2015-2019) (2019-2023)

Board Elections

Board Elections are held biannually. The next Board elections will be in November 2021. Packets will be available for potential Board Members in August of the election year. For more information, please attend a Board meeting or contact the School Board Secretary, Brandy Coscarella, at 719-530-5406

Map of Combined Five Director Districts with Two At Large Seats *Adopted November 17, 2015

Thank you to the Board for all your hard work…

Board with students

 penny and jeannie at CASB

thank yous
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