Position Name Main Phone
President Chad Maranville (719) 541-2292
Vice-President Greg Mitchell (719) 541-2292
Secretary/Treasurer Nancy Sotomayor (719) 541-2292
Director Kevin Braun (719) 541-2292
Director Tika Ethridge (719) 541-2292
Secretary to the Board Danni Hankins (719) 541-2292

Regular monthly meetings of the Board of Education are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Agendas for meetings are updated as needed before meeting. Agendas for upcoming meetings are available via Calendar BOE event details and may also be viewed at the administration office window of Big Sandy School District 100J.

Recent Resolutions

School Board Powers and Responsibilities

Powers and mandatory duties of the Board are defined in state statutes.

This Board considers that its most important functions fall into the following categories:

  1. Legislative or policymaking. The Board is responsible for the development of policy and for the employment of a superintendent who will carry out its policy through the development and implementation of regulations.
  2. Educational planning and appraisal. The Board is responsible for acquiring reliable information from responsible sources which will enable it to make the best possible decisions about the scope and nature of the educational program. The Board is responsible for requiring appraisal of the results of the educational program.
  3. Staffing and appraisal. The Board is responsible for employing the staff necessary for carrying out the instructional program and establishing salaries and salary schedules and other terms and conditions of employment, as well as for personnel policies district-wide in application. The Board is responsible for appraising the effectiveness of its staff by providing for regular evaluation.
  4. Financial resources. The Board is responsible for adopting a budget that will provide the financial basis for buildings, staff, materials and equipment which will enable the district to carry out the educational program. The Board is responsible for exercising control over the finances of the district to ensure proper use of, and accounting for, all district funds.
  5. School facilities. The Board is responsible for determining school housing needs, for communicating these needs to the community, for purchasing sites, and for approving building plans that will support and enhance the educational program.
  6. Communication with the public. The Board is responsible for providing adequate and direct means for keeping the local citizenry informed about the schools and for keeping itself informed about the wishes of the public.
  7. Judicial. The Board is responsible for acting as a court of appeal for school staff members, students and the public when issues involve Board policies and their fair implementation.  View Full Policy Here

Members of the public wishing to make formal presentations before the Board should make arrangements in advance with the superintendent so that such presentations, when appropriate, may be scheduled on the agenda. See Public Participation at School Board Meetings for more information.

 View Board Policies

Big Sandy School District 100J is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, disability or need for special education services. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and ADA may be referred to Steve Wilson, Superintendent of Schools, P.O. Box 68, Simla, CO 80835, (719) 541- 2292 or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204, (303) 844-2991. Learn more at our Equal Opportunity Education/Title IX page.