Uintah School District Retains Students

The launch of the new school year has gone smoothly in the Uintah School District. According to Superintendent Mark Dockins, the district had no hiccups on the first days and while there are no solid numbers yet, enrollment is about where they hoped. “At the end of last year we had anticipated a flat enrollment, which means we start about where we finished in the spring,” explains Dockins. “At this point, that is pretty much true. We got our roll in and the kids from last school year showed up.” Another positive this school year is the district is starting the year with all teaching positions filled. There are a few aide positions open but this is the first year in 3 years that the district has started with all teacher positions filled. “We did have to reduce staffing but teachers who retired took care of that,” explains Dockins. “We also did have to do some shifting of teachers based on where we anticipated the numbers. It all went smoothly.”


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.