Colorado State Board of Education Visits Bill Metz Elementary
On Thursday, October 12th the Colorado State Board of Education came to visit Bill Metz Elementary (BME) because of the great work that has been done over the past several years. BME was put on the accountability clock after scoring Turnaround or Priority Improvement over a five year span. In February 2020 the administration had to present their Pathways Plan to the board to show how they would improve academic performance over the next couple of years with the help of their partner, Generation Schools Network (GSN). Of course we all know what happened just a few weeks later with the shutdown due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. While BME had to shift course like every other school in the country, the staff remained focused on what they needed to do in order to support student improvement. Coming out of the pandemic, BME has earned a Performance rating three years in a row. The state board members and commissioner especially enjoyed visiting classrooms to see the teachers and students in action putting their plans into action. The visit ended with a question and answer session in which the board members asked feedback around statewide issues such as student behavior, student attendance, the accountability system, and other key topics.