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2021 School Board

2022 Spring Salida School Board

The mission of the Salida School District shall be to strive to provide a safe environment for all students and staff. Meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs shall be provided for all students so that they reach their learning potential, including the attainment of content standards, through partnerships between home, school, and the community.

The Salida School Board is a group of volunteer citizens that dedicate themselves to ensure that the heart of the community, our schools, are healthy. They oversee policies, systems and the superintendent. They do not oversee the minutia of classroom activity. Citizens concerned with individual student needs should contact the teacher and principal. The board loves input from other community members as they try to represent what the school is and should be to Salida at large. Board policies are posted at the Colorado Association of School Boards.

All Board of Education meetings are public meetings and the community is always welcome. There are BOE Meeting Protocols for participating in the meeting. Participants are encouraged to understand those protocols so that his or her voice can be best heard. Agendas are posted by the Friday prior to the Regular Board Meeting.

Salida School District May Adopted January 12, 2021- Five Director Districts
Salida School District 01/12/21 Director District Detailed Map

Upcoming Meetings are posted on the Board Agendas and Minutes page

Board Members

The Salida School District Board of Education prefers that email communication to the board be sent to [email protected]. Emails to this address will be sent to all board members, the school board secretary, and the superintendent. 

Carrie Mattix 
Re-elected 2021, Term Expires 2023*
[email protected]
*Elected to fill remaing term, election for next four-year term for this seat is 2023.

Jodi Breckenridge Petit
Re-elected 2021, Term Expires 2023*
[email protected]
*Elected to fill remaining term, election for next four-year term for this seat is 2023.

Mandy Paschall 
Elected 2021, Term Expires 2025
[email protected]

Joe Smith
Re-elected 2021, Term Expires 2025
[email protected]

Jenn Schuchman
Appointed 2021, Term Expires 2023*
[email protected]
*Appointment is for 2-years until 2023 election. Note the election for the four-year term for this seat will be held in 2025.


OPEN SEAT - See Details below for information on appointment process
Term Expires 2025

Matthew Hobbs
Appointed 2021, Term Expires 2023*
[email protected]
*Appointed to fill reaming term, election for next four-year term for this seat is 2023

Board Elections

Board Elections are held biannually. The next election for directors to run for the Salida Schools Board of Education will be in November 2023. Packets will be available for potential board members in August of the election year. For more information, please attend a school board meeting or contact the School Board Secretary.

Resolution 202122-09
Resolution to Declare Vacancy

Be it resolved that the Board of Education of the Salida School District accepts the resignation of  Jeannie Peters from the Board of Education effective at the completion of the May 10, 2022 Board Meeting; and

Be it further resolved that, in accordance with state law, the Board declares a vacancy in this school director office that will be filled by appointment by the Board within 60 days of this resolution in accordance with the following procedure:

That vacancy in the school director office of an at large director is hereby declared; that the Board took reasonable steps to notify the community of this vacancy and sought interested persons to appoint to fill the vacancy; and that the Board shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy as soon as possible. 

1. Interested persons are invited to send a letter and their resume to school board secretary Kim LeTourneau at 627 Oak Street, Salida, CO 81201 with a statement of interest and qualifications by 5 p.m. July 5, 2022. 

2. The Board will interview prospective candidates on July 12, 2022 at a public meeting. 

3. To be eligible for appointment, a candidate must be a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 months, and reside in the boundaries of the Salida School District. 

4. The appointee will serve until the next regular school biennial election in November 2023, at which time an election will be held for a successor to fill the remainder of the unexpired term through 2025. 

Adopted and approved this 14th day of June 2022. 

Joe Smith, President Salida School District Board of Education 

Thank you to the Salida School District Board of Education for all your hard work and dedication!

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