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Jeffco Ballot Box

3 ballot questions could impact Jeffco Schools

October 23, 2020

Three key 2020 Colorado ballot measures are poised to have the biggest impact on funding for schools. A Jeffco PEN interview with non-profit lobbyist Ed Bowditch provides a rundown of how Proposition EE, Proposition 116 and Amendment B would impact K-12 funding across Colorado and especially for Jeffco Schools. 2020 ballot questions Proposition EE Proposition […]

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charter school applications

Charter school applications, Restart Plan focus of Jeffco School Board meeting

September 18, 2020

Applications for two proposed charter schools that would serve students on the autism spectrum and updates about the Restart Plan were the focus of the Jeffco School Board’s Sept. 3 meeting. The Jeffco School Board also unanimously approved a contract for Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh, whom the board appointed on Aug. 11. The contract was […]

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COVID-19

Jeffco Schools, Jefferson County Public Health partner for COVID-19 safety

August 5, 2020

Recently, the Jeffco Public Education Network reached out to to Jefferson County Public Health to better understand how JCPH will partner with Jeffco Schools to keep students, teachers, and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jefferson County COVID-19 data and information is available on the JCPH website. Jeffco Schools, JCPH partnership “JCPH will be working […]

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Glass

Superintendent Jason Glass hired as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education

July 10, 2020

Jeffco Schools Superintendent Jason Glass announced that he had accepted a new position as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education. Glass, a Kentucky native, made the announcement on July 10, after three finalists for the position were interviewed on July 6 and 7. Glass was announced as one of three finalists for the Kentucky slot on July […]

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Restart Jeffco

Jeffco Schools Restart, budget update:  What we know so far

July 8, 2020

With the Jeffco Schools Aug. 24 start date now confirmed, you may be wondering what the 2020-21 school year will look like. Here’s a summary of the Restart Jeffco plan and the newly approved Jeffco Schools budget.  Jeffco’s Restart Plan Jeffco Schools released its Restart Jeffco plan on July 8th. Here are the highlights: Students […]

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2020-21 budget

Jeffco Schools 2020-21 budget to rely heavily on one-time funding to fill gaps

June 20, 2020

The Jeffco School Board approved a 2020-21 budget on June 17 after months of uncertainty about state funding levels. The budget includes a $34 million 5 percent cut in state funding. To address the funding gap, the district will rely in part on one-time funds from the CARES Act and other savings. The Colorado legislature […]

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2020 Jeffco Heroes named by Jeffco Schools Foundation

May 19, 2020

More than 200 people gathered on May 8 via Zoom to celebrate Jeffco heroes. This year’s Jeffco Schools Foundation (JSF) Hero Awards honored four educators and four students for the differences they make. Teacher and student Hero Award winners are nominated by peers and educators and chosen by a panel of community leaders and volunteers. […]

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budget projections

School budget projections impacted by COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Budget projections for the 2020-21 school year changed considerably between the Jeffco School Board’s March 5 and April 2 meeting. A month ago, state projections anticipated $16.6 million in new funding for Jeffco. Based on that information, Jeffco school board members recommended that $17 million be directed to staff compensation at their March meeting. However, […]

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Warren Tech South

Warren Tech South to open in Fall 2021 at Dakota Ridge HS

February 19, 2020

Jeffco Schools plans to open the new Warren Tech South campus in Fall 2021 on Dakota Ridge High School property in south Jeffco. Warren Tech South will be Jeffco’s third Warren Tech campus. It will join the north and central campuses that currently provide more than 30 career and technical education programs to Jeffco students. […]

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school start times

First start times proposal released to Jeffco School Board

February 5, 2020

The Jeffco School Board members will get a first look at what later school start times might look like at the Feb. 5 board study session. Members of the Start Time Task Force will present their proposals for later start times, standard length of day, and a minimum 30-minute lunch. Their presentation will be joined […]

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