Weld Re-8 school board: LeBlanc wants prom policy


                Weld Re-8 school board member Cody LeBlanc would rather not see high-school proms on Easter weekend (such was the case this year) and Mother’s Day weekend.

                During a school board study session April 14, LeBlanc requested that the board adopt a policy. He told the board that when it comes to school events, he’d rather leave Mother’s Day weekend alone.

                “Students have an after-prom party where they can stay awake until four in the morning, which is great if they want to go to sunrise services,” LeBlanc said. “But seriously. How many people are going to do that?”

                Superintendent Alan Kaylor offered to explore options.

                “We typically don’t announce the venue a long time in advance,” Kaylor said. “We don’t enter into a contract until five or six months before the event. If the venue has an opportunity to make more money, say through a country-Western band, they aren’t going to sign with us.”


A full board

                The Weld Re-8 school board has a full slate of members for the first time in a long time.,

                Matthew Bovee is the newest member.

                “I have kids who go to school here, and I want to stay involved,” he told the board during what amounted to an interview during the April 14 workshop. “I looked at the PTA, but it was a matter of staying  involved. My wife grew up here. It’s an important part of our lives.”

                Bovee wanted to run for the board in 2019 but had only five days’ advance notice before he had to turn in his nomination petitions.

                “I don’t have a goal of changing anything,” Bovee said. “I want to align with the values we have and improve our schools.”

                The only issue was Bovee’s work schedule and potential conflicts with attendance at board meetings. Board members cannot miss more than three consecutive meetings.

                “We’ve never had a single board member miss three consecutive meetings,” board President Susan Browne said.

                Bovee’s first business meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Among other items on the agenda is Kaylor’s performance review, which will take place in an executive, or closed-door session.



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