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Superintendent Update

Dear Viking Nation,

Spring will bring a few changes for our school in the coming months. Last night at the regular Board of Education meeting, the board accepted Superintendent Johan van Nieuwenhuizen resignation as he plans to retire from Weld RE-1 School district effective at the end of June.  Johan has served with distinction for nine years, the last five as Superintendent.  We appreciate his commitment to the success of students in our district and we wish him well in his retirement. We thank him for the countless hours, days, nights he spent at Viking activities and representing RE-1 at so many regional and state activities.  Johan will always be remembered as a professional, for having high moral standards in his career, and for being dedicated, kind servant to Viking Nation.  Always a Viking!

The board of Education also appointed Kim Bloemen as Interim Superintendent.  Kim has been our Assistant Superintendent for the past year working alongside Johan daily.  Kim has experience in the Poudre School District and the Boulder Valley School District as Executive Director, Director, and Elementary Principal.  I know all of Viking Nation will support Kim and offer her any assistance as she takes on this role.

Johan and Kim will work together on this transition during the next few weeks.  Please join me in congratulating and thanking Johan for his service to Weld RE-1 and help me welcome Kim to her new role leading Viking Nation.


Ben Rainbolt, President

Weld County School District RE-1 Board of Education

Querida Nación Vikinga,

La primavera traerá algunos cambios para nuestra escuela en los próximos meses. Anoche, en la reunión regular de la Junta de Educación, la junta aceptó la renuncia del Superintendente Johan van Nieuwenhuizen, ya que planea retirarse del Distrito Escolar Weld RE-1 con efecto al final de junio. Johan ha servido con distinción durante nueve años, los últimos cinco como Superintendente. Apreciamos su compromiso con el éxito de los estudiantes en nuestro distrito y le deseamos lo mejor en su retiro. Le agradecemos las innumerables horas, días y noches que pasó en actividades Vikingas y representando a RE-1 en tantas actividades regionales y estatales. Johan siempre será recordado como un profesional, por tener altos estándares morales en su carrera y por ser un dedicado y amable servidor para la Nación Vikinga. ¡Siempre un Vikingo!

La Junta de Educación también designó a Kim Bloemen como Superintendente Interino. Kim ha sido nuestra Superintendente Asistente durante el último año trabajando junto a Johan a diario. Kim tiene experiencia en el Distrito Escolar de Poudre y el Distrito Escolar del Valle de Boulder como Directora Ejecutiva, Directora y Directora de Primaria. Sé que toda la Nación Vikinga apoyará a Kim y le ofrecerá cualquier ayuda mientras asume este rol.

Johan y Kim trabajarán juntos en esta transición durante las próximas semanas. Por favor, únanse a mí para felicitar y agradecer a Johan por su servicio a Weld RE-1 y ayúdenme a dar la bienvenida a Kim a su nuevo rol liderando la Nación Vikinga.


Ben Rainbolt, Presidente

Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Weld RE-1

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria.

Weld RE1 Technology Accessibility Statement Weld RE1 School District is committed to providing equitable access to our services to all Coloradans. Our ongoing accessibility effort works towards being in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria. These guidelines not only help make technology accessible to users with sensory, cognitive, and mobility disabilities but ultimately to all users, regardless of ability. Our efforts are just part of a meaningful change in making all State of Colorado services inclusive and accessible. We welcome comments on how to improve our technology’s accessibility for users with disabilities and requests for accommodations to any State of Colorado services. Feedback and support We welcome your feedback about the accessibility of Weld RE1 online services. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers. OIT is committed to responding within 2 business days. Phone: 970-350-4263 E-mail: Updated This Accessibility Conformance Statement was last updated on: 4/1/2024

District 504 coordinator

Angie McDonald, Director of Student Services, has been identified as the District 504 coordinator. Questions about 504's or the 504 processes should be addressed to her at 14827 W.C.R. 42, Gilcrest CO 80623, 970-350-4216

Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Weld County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, or the need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District. Johan van Nieuwenhuizen, Superintendent Weld County School District RE-1, 14827 W.C.R. 42, P.O. Box 157 Gilcrest, Colorado 80623, 970-350-4200,