Board of Education

Swearing InAward2021 School Board

2021 School Board

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.

Salida School District May Adopted January 12, 2021- Five Director Districts
Salida School District 01/12/21 Director District Detailed Map

Upcoming Meetings are posted on the Board Agendas and Minutes page

Board Members

Carrie Mattix (Appointed 12/10/19 through 2021, 2021)

Jodi Breckenridge Petit (Appointed 11/10/20 through 2021, 2021)

Mandy Paschall (2021-25)

Joe Smith (Appointed 12/12/17-19; 2019-21, 2021)

Jenn Schuchman (Appointed 12/14/21-2023)


Jeannie Peters (2021-2025)

Matthew Hobbs (Appointed 12/14/21-2023)

Board Elections

Board Elections are held biannually. The next election for directors for the Salida Schools Board of Education will be in November 2023. 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.

November 19, 2021

Salida School Board Accepting Letter of Interest for Two Open Seats

Following the general election on November 2 where there was not a candidate for director district 5, and the resignation of Joel McBride at the November 9 board meeting, there are currently two open seats on the school board.

Those interested in being considered for appointment to the board should submit a letter to school board secretary Kim LeTourneau at 627 Oak Street in Sailda with a statement of interest and qualifications by 5 p.m. on December 7, 2021. The school board will then interview prospective candidates on December 14, 2021 at a public meeting.

To be eligible for appointment, a candidate must be a registered elector of the school district, and for the district 5 seat must also be a resident of director district 5. School District maps can be found on the district’s website at

The appointees will serve until the next regular school biennial election in November 2023, at which time an election will be held for a successor to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.

Any interested candidates are welcome to reach out with any questions to Kim LeTourneau at 719-530-5225.

August 5, 2021

Call for Nominations for School Directors

Salida School District

Chaffee and Fremont County, Colorado

The Board of Education of Salida School District in the Counties of Chaffee and Fremont, State of Colorado, calls for nomination of candidates for school directors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

At this election four (4) directors will be elected representing District 3, District 4, District 5 and an At Large Seat  for a term of office of four years and two (2) directors will be elected representing District 1 and District 2 for a term of office of two years, for a total of six (6) seats to be elected. To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election and a resident of the director district which will be represented. A person is ineligible to run for school director if he or she has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child.

A person who desires to be a candidate for school director shall file a written notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least 50 eligible electors who arregistered to vote in the regular biennial school election.

Nomination petitions may be obtained at Salida School District/ 627 Oak Street/ Salida CO 81201 beginning August 4, 2021. Office hours are 8-4 Monday thru Thursday. Questions can be answered by calling and asking for the School Board Secretary 719-530-5200.

Completed petitions shall be submitted to the School Board Secretary no later than noon on August 27, 2021.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the  Board of Education of Salida School District,

County of Chaffee, State of Colorado has caused this call for nominations to be given this 8th day of June, 2021.

Note:  This call for nominations is to be published not more than 90 days (August 4, 2021) nor less than 75 days (August 24, 2021) before the election.

Thank you to the Board for all your hard work…

Board with students

 penny and jeannie at CASB

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