EGSD Admin, Board get down to work
August 23, 2016
The new school year for the East Grand School District (EGSD) starts on Monday August 29. Teachers and school administrators throughout the District have been busy over the past several days and weeks attending staff meetings and preparing classrooms for the arrival of students.
On Tuesday August 16 the EGSD Board of Education held a Business Session meeting, their second formal meeting as a Board after returning to work for the school year in August. The EGSD Board does not conduct formal Business Sessions during July, rather the Board holds an annual Board retreat to review and discuss broad board policies for the coming academic year.
The beginning of the new school year also heralds the start of Frank Reeves tenure as District Superintendent for the EGSD. Reeves' contract with the EGSD began on July 1. "Since early in July I have been looking forward to having the staff and teachers back," Reeves stated. "Today (August 22) we kicked off a new year with enthusiasm and excitement towards making East Grand the best district in the state."
Reeves replaces former EGSD Superintendent Jody Mimmack who retired this summer after serving as District Superintendent for three years. Reeves comes to Grand County from the Genoa-Hugo School District, located on the eastern plains of Colorado.
While classes for the EGSD start next week student athletes have been busy getting into sporting shape for the past two weeks with team training camps for the fall. Reeves expressed his excitement about the start of fall sports and the character he is already seeing in the young athletes of East Grand.
"Having the high school students start practice last week, and having games this weekend is a sign that we are back in session," Reeves stated. "Meeting a few of our student/athletes was awesome as they presented themselves as polite, mature, hard working young adults."