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Board of Education

CMSD12 Board Members

Nissa Steinhour, Randy CaseMonica Peloso, Russell Ross, Susan Morris Mellow

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Board of Education Meetings

Regular meetings of the Board of Education shall normally be held in the Community Room of the administration building, 1775 LaClede Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 on the last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise established by the Board.  Regular Board of Education meetings are always open to the public and provide an opportunity for citizens to address the Board during the "Visitors" segment of the agenda.

The Board may also schedule special meetings, work sessions, or retreats, which are also open to the public. However, no Board action shall be taken during work sessions or retreats. Public notice of these meetings, including the topics for discussion and study, shall be posted in the same manner as regular Board of Education meetings.

View the 2018-2019 Schedule of all Board of Education Meetings
View the most recently published Board meeting agenda

Amendment 73

The Cheyenne Mountain Board of Education has discussed the proposed state-level initiative Amendment 73 on a number of occasions and has not taken a position on the Amendment.  If Amendment 73 passes, District 12 would be the recipient of $7.3 million in ongoing revenue. 


Among future priorities to be determined by the Board, targeted areas for these resources would include gifted and talented programs, early childhood education, full-day kindergarten, and special education services. 


The District 12 Board of Education respects and encourages voters’ individual responsibility to become informed on state-level initiatives and vote accordingly.  Individual Board of Education members are more than willing to share their personal views on all state-level initiatives, and can be contacted at the individual email addresses listed at the top of this page.

Amendment 73 District Factual

Summaries from the

CASB Website


To ensure that all districts and school boards have district-specific information related to Amendment 73,  fact sheets have been compiled to provide basic information for all school districts. 

Download a copy of the CASB fact sheet for D-12 

Additional Resources:

The Colorado Association of School Boards has has published a great deal of additional information about this initiative that can be found here.


Find out how Amendment 73 could impact you with this Impact Calculator

You can find a comprehensive Q&A on Amendment 73 HERE
Additional information and supporting documents can be found HERE

Board of Education Advisory Committees

District Accountability and Accreditation Committee (DAAC)
Committee Bylaws

Aquatic Center (Pool) Advisory Committee
Committee Bylaws

Athletic Programs Advisory Committee
Committee Bylaws

Wellness Advisory Committee
Committee Bylaws

Authorizing Board of Education Policy

View the Schedule of all Board of Education Committee Meetings

Current Board Members

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Monica Peloso - President 
(term expires Nov. 2019)

email Mrs. Peloso

Russell Ross - Vice President 
(term expires Nov. 2019)

email Mr. Ross

Susan Morris Mellow - Secretary
(term expires Nov. 2019)

email Mrs. Mellow

Randy Case - Treasurer 
(term expires Nov. 2021)

email Mr. Case

Nissa Steinhour - Director 
(term expires Nov. 2021)

email Mrs. Steinhour