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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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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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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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Jeffco Schools announces 2-phase pivot to remote learning on Nov. 16

November 14, 2020

Rising case counts in Jefferson County and inside Jeffco schools prompted a pivot to remote learning for middle and high schools starting Nov. 16. On Monday, Jeffco’s middle and high schools will pivot to 100 percent remote learning until winter break. Elementary schools will continue in-person learning for four more days through Nov. 19. Nov. […]

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charter applications

Jeffco School Board update: Restart model, charter applications, superintendent search

November 11, 2020

This fall’s Jeffco School Board meetings have focused on the Jeffco Restart model, two charter school applications, and the upcoming superintendent search after former Superintendent Jason Glass resigned this summer. Restart Plan in light of new Safer at Home – Orange designation Board members met with representatives from Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) at the […]

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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, 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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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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