Important Vaccine Exemption information, Effective 21/22 School Year

Incredibly important school vaccination news for parents who claim personal or religious exemptions from required school vaccinations for their children.

New law in effect.

Now you are required to use the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s standard Certificates of Medical and Nonmedical Exemption.
Beginning the 2021-2022 school year, there will be 2 ways to file a nonmedical exemption.

  • Option 1. Download the official Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption to be signed by an immunizing provider: Colorado licensed physician (MD, DO), Advanced practice nurse, or Physician Assistant, or pharmacist.
    *Form can be found at under downloadable Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption
  • Option 2 is to take an online Immunization Education Module.
    This is available 24 hours/day and 7 days/week at After completion of the course, an electronic form must be completed to obtain the Certificate of Nonmedical exemption.

You will have the option to complete a form for more than one minor in the family without having to retake the module.

Call for Nominations for School Board Directors

It’s almost time!!!! Wednesday August 4th is the first day petitions may be obtained and circulated. Anyone interested in running can make an appointment to obtain a petition by contacting Tara Burke at 719-738-1520 x 102 or . Please contact Tara if you would like more detailed election information. Hope to see you soon.

School Board Election November 2, 2021

Are you or is someone you know interested in serving on the Huerfano Re-1 School Board?
Are you wanting to make a difference for Huerfano Re-1’s Students?
YOU can become a voice for students in our community!
We will have five seats open on a seven seat board.
More information about serving on Colorado School Boards is available at Policy BBBA- Board Member Qualifications
For more information regarding qualifications and eligibility, background check procedures, how to obtain petitions or election details please contact Huerfano School District’s Designated Election Official:
Tara Burke
201 E 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089