Budget & Funding

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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TechforEd

Jeffco launches TechforEd program

July 23, 2019

Beginning this August, Jeffco Schools will roll out its TechforEd program that will equip fifth and ninth graders with a new touchscreen Chromebook or iPad. Jeffco announced the 4-year program (formerly known as the 1:1 Technology Initiative) this week. “Jeffco Public Schools is very excited to start the TechforEd program,” said Diana Wilson, communications executive […]

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legislators

Legislators discuss funding, full-day kindergarten with Jeffco School Board

March 22, 2019

Jeffco School Board members and Superintendent Jason Glass met with Jeffco state legislators on Feb. 12 to discuss the 2019-20 Jeffco Schools budget and current and upcoming bills. The meeting included Sens. Tammy Story, Jessie Danielson, and Rachel Zenzinger, as well as Reps. Colin Larson and Lisa Cutter. Governor Jared Polis has targeted funding full-day […]

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delayed start

School Board discusses snow days, mental health resources, preschool

February 27, 2019

Jeffco Schools will premiere a two-hour delayed start pilot in March as a potential option to a full-closure or regular school schedule for hazardous weather days, Superintendent Jason Glass told board members at their Feb. 7 regular meeting. “The question frequently comes up, ‘Why doesn’t Jeffco have a delay?’” Glass said. Several metro-area school districts […]

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innovation investment

Jeffco Schools continues investment in innovation

February 26, 2019

Jeffco Schools furthers its investment in innovative ideas with a new round of funded projects through the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund. This round, known as 2.0, grouped ideas by cost. Two “big ideas” won funding, along with three “medium ideas” and 14 ideas receiving minimal funding. Big Idea Winners (> $50K) Chatfield High School hopes […]

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5A

What’s next for 5A, 5B funds?

January 16, 2019

With voters approving additional funding for Jeffco Schools in the November election, school officials are now starting to make decisions about how those funds will be used. A community survey is currently available for the community to indicate funding priorities for $33 million in 5A mill levy override funding. Here’s what else you need to know. […]

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5A 5B winning

5A, 5B winning after days of uncertainty

November 12, 2018

After days of counting and waiting, the fate of Jeffco Schools’ mill and bond is nearly resolved and both 5A and 5B are winning. Voters approved 5A, a $33 million mill levy override with approximately 55 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, the fate of the $567 million bond also looked positive, with the We Are Jeffco campaign reporting […]

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property taxes

Despite growing property taxes, Jeffco Schools budget limited by state

October 4, 2018

With a Jeffco Schools mill levy override, bond issue and the statewide Amendment 73 on the ballot this November, you may wonder why schools are asking for more money while property taxes continue to rise.  The answer has to do with how Colorado school districts are funded and how far those dollars stretch to educate students. […]

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administration

Glass: Administration addresses district goals

September 26, 2018

Although senior district administration only make up 0.46 percent of the Jeffco Schools budget, the district is often asked why there are so many administrators. Part of the answer has to do with federal mandates and state reporting requirements that drive the number of administrative positions, explained Superintendent Jason Glass in a recent interview. The […]

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arts school

Jeffco arts school proposal leads to districtwide arts plan

August 28, 2018

 When Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass suggested the district consider adding a new arts school last fall, not everyone was happy. “The announcement got a big reaction from community as well as teachers,” said Hope Hosier, choir and theater teacher at Wayne Carle Middle School.   While some families were excited by the idea, others were […]

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