I would like to welcome everyone to the 2012-2013 school year. It doesn’t matter if you are a new student in the District or a returning student you will find our schools are representatives of outstanding communities whose expectations have always been excellence in education. I know our local schools are the life blood of the communities. With these high expectations and standards in mind, the District has been preparing for the arrival of the new school year by placing highly qualified teachers in all classrooms in the District. We have filled all teaching positions to provide our students with the highest level of education possible. The District has invested in technology by purchasing new computers for all teachers. We have increased the number of computers available to students in classrooms and computer labs. We have worked with UEN to install broadcasting equipment in all three high schools allowing the District to stream classes within between all three high schools . We will be streaming six classes between high schools which will allow students a larger selection of classes in their schedules. For the past two months we have anxiously anticipated the arrival of the new school year. Many decisions have been made to improve the education of the students in Garfield County School District, like offering additional classes to students, providing professional development for teachers to attend Core Academy, improving the facilities by resurfacing parking lots and play grounds, installing new heating and cooling systems, replacing carpet, and purchasing new copy machines just to name a few. All of these things and many more will improve the quality of education we can provide to your students. The District will continue to work to meet the high expectations of the communities. I would personally like to thank you for entrusting us with your child and their education from pre-school to graduation. What an awesome responsibility. I know our faculties and staff are up to this challenge to reach these expectations. You will see the improvements of your student academically and socially though this school year. Again, I would like to welcome each and every student in the District to the 2012-2013 school.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton