Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

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Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

School board approves contractor; sheriff clears district in investigation
Montezuma County Sheriff, Steve Nowlin reads his department’s report on the investigation intothe grant funding of the school-based health clinic.
A teacher and audience member listen as citizens address the board at the May 10 board meeting.
District Attorney Will Furse attended the Dolores School Board meeting on Thursday evening.
Dolores Shcool Board treasurer, Casey McClellan makes a motion to move the board into executive session to discuss the investigation into the school-based health clinic.
Timeline

March 2017: The Dolores School District is awarded a planning grant from the Colorado Department of Health to determine costs, design and construction plans for a school-based health clinic.


June 2017: A design is presented at a public meeting on June 1. The design Superintendent Scott Cooper and architect Tim Flanagan showed includes a remodel of the Dolores High School building. After discussion, it is decided that it would be cheaper to build a clinic adjacent to the school.


November 2018: The Dolores School Board on Nov. 9, approves Tim Flanagan as architect for the clinic. Costs are an estimated $55,000.


The district owner’s representative, Jim Ketter, states that Flanagan’s proposal was the only one the district received. The motion to keep Flanagan passes, 3-2.

February 2018: On Feb. 8, the Dolores School Board discusses the clinic, and Cooper says he hopes to break ground on the clinic by spring break.


March 2018: In the March 8 board meeting, members of the audience voice concern about a reported investigation into the school-based health clinic. Cooper quotes District Attorney Will Furse as having said there is “absolutely no investigation going on.”


Board member Dee Prock says the board was told of an investigation, but no further information was given.

April 2018: The approval of a clinic contractor is tabled on April 12 after an audience member raises the issue of an investigation into the clinic’s funding. Cooper denies there was an investigation, but Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin says there is one.


May 2018: Nowlin says on May 10 that an investigation into the clinic project found no wrongdoing.


The Journal

Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

Montezuma County Sheriff, Steve Nowlin reads his department’s report on the investigation intothe grant funding of the school-based health clinic.
A teacher and audience member listen as citizens address the board at the May 10 board meeting.
District Attorney Will Furse attended the Dolores School Board meeting on Thursday evening.
Dolores Shcool Board treasurer, Casey McClellan makes a motion to move the board into executive session to discuss the investigation into the school-based health clinic.
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