Budget & Funding

Jeffco Ballot Box

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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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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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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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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