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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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graduation rate

Jeffco Schools 2018-19 graduation rate tops 85 percent

January 28, 2020

Jeffco Schools on-time graduation rate was 85.3 percent for the 2018-19 school year, including an increase in neighborhood high school graduation rates of 0.9 percent. Some subgroups also saw an increase in graduation rates, including: 1 percent increase in graduation rates for students with limited English proficiency 2 percent increase in graduation rates among Gifted […]

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Grub Club

Jeffco Grub Club collecting food donations through Feb. 7

January 22, 2020

It’s that time again: Jeffco’s Grub Club is asking for donations to help homeless and emancipated students in Jeffco Schools. Grub Club provides boxes of food and personal hygiene products to needy young people. Jeffco’s Grub Club hopes to fill at least 1,600 boxes this year with supplies for students. Those supplies are used to […]

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graduation requirements

Jeffco class of 2021 to have new graduation requirements

December 16, 2019

Jeffco Schools students in the class of 2021 and beyond must meet new, more rigorous graduation requirements to earn a high school diploma. The changes are in response to a Colorado Department of Education (CDE) mandate that standardizes graduation expectations throughout Colorado. Currently, students must earn 23 credit hours in designated content areas, including English […]

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2019 election

Miller, Schooley to join Jeffco School Board Dec. 2

November 21, 2019

After winning the 2019 Jeffco School Board election, Stephanie Schooley and Susan Miller, will be sworn in at a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 2 at 5 pm in the Jeffco Schools Education Center fifth floor board room. Schooley will replace outgoing member Ali Lasell in the District 3 seat. Miller will replace outgoing member […]

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