School board rejects first in line of teacher appeals |

Three foreign language teachers, including a 21-year teaching veteran who taught French, German, Chinese, and English, and a 30-year veteran who taught Latin, French, German, and Spanish, were fired last week because the Eagle County School District has opted to use Aventa (web software from KC Distance Learning, a K12 company) instead of classroom instruction. The school board unanimously cited the decision as a cost-cutting measure. In addition, students wishing to take foreign language courses in the future must pay $150 per course. I don't think this will be the last story we see like this. Not even close.