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Jeffco school board candidates

Meet the 2021 Jeffco School Board candidates: District 1

October 6, 2021

In November 2021, voters will select from seven school board candidates running for three open Jeffco School Board seats in Districts 1, 2, and 5. All candidates are running for four-year terms that will end in late 2025. Candidates Danielle Varda and Jeffrey Wilhite are running for the District 1 seat that is currently held […]

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Jeffco school board candidates

What does a school board do?

September 14, 2021

Although the state is in charge of many aspects of K-12 education in Colorado, school boards also have a large amount of “local control” that allows them to make decisions about curriculum, student achievement and more that align with their community. Typically, school boards are responsible for general policies that affect all schools within the […]

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Superintendent Dorland

3 questions for Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dorland

April 16, 2021

New Jeffco Schools Superintendent Tracy Dorland will officially begin work this Monday, April 19. The Jeffco School Board approved her contract on April 14, after naming Dorland the sole finalist for the superintendent position on March 25. Dorland has long been a part of the Denver metro community, growing in up in the area and […]

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Dorland selected as Jeffco Schools superintendent finalist

March 26, 2021

The Jeffco School Board unanimously selected Tracy Dorland, the current deputy superintendent for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, as the only finalist for the Jeffco Schools superintendent position. The board announced their finalist selection at a special March 25 meeting. “I am deeply honored to have been selected as the finalist for Jeffco’s next superintendent. […]

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Jeffco Remote Learning Program

Jeffco Remote Learning Program to be offered Fall 2021

March 8, 2021

Beginning Fall 2021, Jeffco will offer families a new PK-12 100 percent remote learning option. The new program, Jeffco Remote Learning Program (JRLP), will offer synchronous remote instruction in dedicated remote-student only classes. The instruction offered through JRLP will differ from the remote instruction currently offered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, explained Tom […]

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budget forums

Jeffco Schools to hold 2021-22 virtual budget forums Feb. 17-26

February 17, 2021

Jeffco Schools will host four virtual budget forums for community feedback on approximately $50 million in budget cuts for the 2021-22 school year. The budget forums will take place on the following dates: Feb. 17 from 5 – 6 pm Feb. 20 from 9 – 10 am Feb. 23 from 6 – 7 pm Feb. […]

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enroll jeffco

Round 1 Jeffco Schools choice enrollment closes Jan 15

January 14, 2021

The deadline for Jeffco Schools first-round choice enrollment using Enroll Jeffco is 11:59 pm on Friday, Jan. 15. Enroll Jeffco is Jeffco’s districtwide PK-12 school search tool and online enrollment system, which launched last year. All families will use the system to enroll students for the 2021-22 school year. Families must use Enroll Jeffco to […]

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superintendent search

Jeffco Superintendent Search community forums scheduled Jan 14-22

January 13, 2021

Jeffco Public Schools will host superintendent search online community forums this week and early next week, Jan. 14-22. During the online forums, community members can share thoughts about the characteristics, traits, and experience that Jeffco’s new superintendent should have. Forums are organized into five groups: Parents and guardians Thursday, Jan. 14, 9 – 10 am […]

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Rick Rush

Rick Rush appointed to fill Jeffco School Board vacancy

December 15, 2020

Rick Rush was selected to fill the District 5 Jeffco School Board seat vacancy on Dec. 8. Rush previously filled a vacancy for the District 5 seat from October 2008 to November 2009. Rush also sits on the board of the Jeffco Schools Foundation, and most recently is working with their Team Up Jeffco initiative […]

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community budget survey

Jeffco Schools Community Budget Survey asks about 2021-22 cuts

November 24, 2020

With major budget cuts looming for next year, Jeffco Schools is asking for community input through the Community Budget Survey, available through Nov. 27.   Major budget cuts expended due to economy, enrollment The budget reality for Jeffco does not look as bleak as it did earlier this spring, but there are still many concerns. The […]

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