Colorado River BOCES (a newly formed board of cooperative education services) serves school districts in the Roaring Fork Valley to De Beque. With our main office located in Parachute, CO, we provide special education leadership and services, administer Yampah Mountain High School, provide alternative licensure, and administers Colorado's supplemental and blended learning program.

Members include De Beque School District 49 JT, Garfield 16 School District, Garfield County School District Re2, and Roaring Fork School District.

Recent Announcements

  • Rural BOCES Partners with 2gnoMe to Personalize Learning for its Teachers. The Colorado River BOCES and 2gnoMe have entered into a partnership to create a custom environment that informs the development of a tailored improvement plan and personalized professional learning experiences for educators, education administrators and system-level leaders. This portal will be based on the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards.“Moving into a personalized professional learning model requires a bunch of little pieces and 2gnoMe sews it all together nicely,” said Troy Lange, Executive Director. “The advantage of having a system that is content agnostic, allows us to select from the best of all types of professional learning.”The parties are also developing a similar portal based on the Colorado Special Education Standards for Educators, with a focus on providing teachers ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2019, 7:24 AM by Troy Lange
  • Ken Haptonstall Named Executive Director Dr. Ken Haptonstall has been named by the Colorado River BOCES Board and Superintendents as the next Executive Director of the Colorado River BOCES.  Dr. Haptonstall will replace the current Executive Director who will be retiring at the end of the 2018-19 school year.  Dr. Haptonstall is uniquely suited for and familiar with the work of the Colorado River BOCES and our member districts.Dr. Ken Haptonstall has served as the superintendent of schools for the Garfield 16 school district in Parachute, Colorado from 2008 – 2017 and for Mesa County School District No. 51 for the 2017-2018 school year. Most recently he has been employed by the Colorado River BOCES in developing an alternative licensure program that was ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2019, 1:28 PM by Troy Lange
  • 4th Annual Encourage~Nurture~Challenge Field Day PRIDE IN SELF ~ PRIDE IN TEAM ~RESPECT ~ MAKE NEW FRIENDS  ~COURAGE ~ CONFIDENCEThe Colorado River BOCES will be hosting the 4th Annual Encourage~Nurture~Challenge Field Day at Rifle High School, on May 9th, from 9:00-2:45. The ENC Field Day is a day for students with disabilities to discover new experiences, learn new skills, and celebrate their own successes. Our hope is to provide a safe environment for students to step out and have the courage and confidence to try something that they may not try in other settings. The ENC Field Day will provide opportunities for these incredible kids (from Basalt to Parachute) to participate in track and field events with other students at the ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 8:59 AM by Kristy Slife
  • CEL - RFS Consistent with legislative guidelines, Colorado Empowered Learning currently has an open request for solutions for non-profit organizations interested in offering services under the program.  For more information on how to submit, please review our RFS here.
    Posted Dec 19, 2018, 12:46 PM by Troy Lange
  • Colorado River BOCES Releases 2018-19 Training Catalogue Colorado River BOCES is pleased to announce the release of our 2018-19 school year training offerings.  With emphasis in special education process, intervention, and nonviolent crisis intervention, staff will benefit from a variety of opportunities.Please find the catalogue and calendar under the Programs and Services Tab on the top navigation bar.
    Posted May 31, 2018, 8:58 AM by Troy Lange
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