Elementary/Middle School Program
601 N. Mildred Rd., Cortez, CO 81321 | 970-564-9377| kivacharter.org
December 20, 2018
Dear Kiva Community,
We held a Special Board Meeting this evening where we discussed at length the Notice of Material Breach from RE-1 and an additional letter of concern regarding Exceptional Student Services (ESS), both of which are attached.
The conditions Kiva E/M S must meet are challenging and we are going to need parents and staff members to actively participate if we are to succeed in accomplishing our goals. To ensure we are making meaningful progress towards meeting these conditions, we have set benchmarks that need to be met by January 7, 2019. If these benchmarks are met we will continue working towards meeting the conditions as outlined in the Notice of Material Breach from RE-1. If we do not meet each benchmark by January 7, 2019, the E/M S Board of Directors would initiate the vote to surrender our Charter.
So, what are the Benchmarks?
Benchmarks to be met by January 7, 2019 at 5 pm. If any of these benchmarks are not met, we will be working on closure of our school.
Who can I contact about the Benchmarks and how I can help?
What happens if we don’t make our Benchmarks?
If we do not meet the benchmarks the Kiva E/M S Board will initiate the vote to surrender our Charter and begin discussions with RE-1 to ensure smooth transitions for all students. Not meeting these benchmarks will indicate that we are unlikely to cure the breach satisfactorily and that we would not have reasonable grounds for appealing a revocation of the Charter Contract. In addition, we would not be serving our students or any student who walked through our door in a way that aligns with our mission and vision.
We emphasize that this breach is the result of a series of several events. We are not blaming any one person or situation. We fully respect all staff, parents, and students in their decisions.
Please reach out to any of us with any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions. You can contact Jon Orris, IHOS, at email@example.com, in person at the school, or by calling 970-564-9377; the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org; our Volunteer Coordinator, Haley Randall at 970-739-7455 or email@example.com, or another community member who attended tonight’s meeting.
Children’s Kiva Montessori Elementary/Middle School Board of Directors