Carbon School Board Commends Student Fundraising Efforts


During the Carbon County School Board’s monthly meeting Wednesday evening, Jan. 8, board members were quick to acknowledge efforts by Carbon High students to make Christmas special for several families in the community.

According the board member Kristen Taylor, student government members conducted the most successful Christmas fundraiser ever at the school. “We need to acknowledge their efforts and the efforts of all the students at Carbon High,” Taylor stated. “The community also came together and really supported our schools.”

Board members agreed that without the public’s support, Carbon Christmas would not have been as successful as it was this year. In total, Carbon High student government raised over $18,000 which was donated to local charities to provide gifts to community members.

School board members moved on to briefly discuss the upcoming grade reconfiguration. Although specific details were not discussed during the public board meeting, officials assured that they are still looking into several options.

Carbon School District Superintendent Steve Carlsen explained that research is being done and ideas explored to ensure that the upcoming transition moves as smoothly as possible. “We are still working out the details,” he explained. “This is not a decision we are going to rush into.”

Since the decision was made to restructure district schools, board members have been weighing in on what will work best for students once the changes occur.

In other business, the board approved the 2013 financial audit performed by Smuin, Rich and Marsing. Accounting firm representative Doug Rasmussen assured the school board that there was nothing found during the audit to cause concern.



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