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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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2019 CMAS

Jeffco Schools targets improved test scores after 2019 CMAS results

November 12, 2019

Additional lesson planning support and curriculum resources are part of a plan Jeffco Schools staff are implementing to improve student achievement after receiving 2019 CMAS results. The new supports are part of a plan to improve outcomes on mandatory statewide testing, including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) for grades 3-8 and the PSAT […]

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school board candidates

Meet the Jeffco School Board candidates: District 4

October 17, 2019

This November, four school board candidates are vying for two Jeffco School Board seats. Candidates Rob Applegate and Stephanie Schooley are running for the District 3 seat, currently occupied by Ali Lasell. Candidates Joan Chávez-Lee and Susan Miller are running for the District 4 seat, currently occupied by Amanda Stevens. Both Lasell and Stevens chose not to run for […]

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school board candidates

Meet the Jeffco School Board candidates: District 3

October 16, 2019

This November, four school board candidates are vying for two Jeffco School Board seats. Candidates Rob Applegate and Stephanie Schooley are running for the District 3 seat, currently occupied by Ali Lasell. Candidates Joan Chávez-Lee and Susan Miller are running for the District 4 seat, currently occupied by Amanda Stevens. Both Lasell and Stevens chose […]

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school start times

Consultant hired to work out logistics for later school start times in Jeffco

October 9, 2019

Plans to implement later school start times for middle and high schools continue to move forward. This fall, consulting company School Bus Logistics is drawing up models of what those changes could look like for Jeffco Schools. Jeffco hired the company in August to assess the financial and logistical hurdles involved in changing start times. […]

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Outdoor Lab

After Dark fundraiser celebrates 62 years of Outdoor Lab

September 13, 2019

The Outdoor Lab Foundation will host its sixth annual After Dark fundraiser on Oct. 12 from 5-11 pm at the Studios at Overland Crossing. With a “Dare to Explore,” theme, the event includes live music, games, a live auction, food trucks, and a wine grotto and beer garden. “You don’t necessarily have to have attended […]

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