Budget & Funding

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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mill and bond

‘Our students deserve better’: Jeffco School Board puts mill, bond on 2018 ballot

August 24, 2018

The Jeffco School Board unanimously voted to put a mill and bond on the November ballot, and also approved a resolution supporting the statewide school funding initiative Amendment 73 at their meeting on Aug. 23. Board members voted after hearing Jeffco parents, teachers, principals and citizens talk for more than an hour about about how […]

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mill

Jeffco School Board to vote whether to put mill, bond on ballot

August 23, 2018

The Jeffco School Board will host a special meeting today, Thursday, Aug. 23 to discuss and vote on whether to put a mill levy override and bond on the November ballot. Before the discussion, board members will listen to public comment about the mill levy override and bond proposals. People wishing to address the board […]

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Amendment 73

Initiative 93 approved for November ballot as Amendment 73

August 14, 2018

Amendment 73, an initiative that could add an additional $1.6 billion annually for Colorado schools, will officially be on the ballot this November according to the Colorado Secretary of State. Supporters turned in nearly 180,000 signatures in July and 130,000 were certified in compliance with the new Amendment 71 rules. Previously known as Initiative 93 while […]

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Brady Bridge

Brady Bridge program prevents nearly 200 student dropouts in 2017-18

July 23, 2018

Nearly 200 fewer Jeffco students dropped out of school this year thanks to the support of a Jeffco Schools program known as Brady Bridge.  Brady Bridge, a specialized program through Brady High School in Lakewood, seeks out students who have dropped out of high school and provides the bridge program as a way to get […]

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mental health

A look at Jeffco Schools mental health services

July 7, 2018

The nation has seen an increase in school violence, suicide, and mental health disorders, and Colorado is no exception. In Jeffco, there are a number of resources and services in place to support all Jeffco Schools students.  Kevin Carroll, chief student success officer, works in tandem with John McDonald, executive director of Jeffco Schools Security & […]

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facilities

Equity, efficiencies targeted in Jeffco Schools facilities program

June 21, 2018

Bats, temporary buildings, and equity took center stage at a discussion about the state of Jeffco’s school facilities this spring. Students and staff from Alameda High School told the Jeffco School Board about extreme issues — including bats — that distract from learning. Similarily, the Capital Asset Advisory Committee told board members that while Jeffco’s students […]

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Amendment 73

What is Initiative 93: Great Schools, Thriving Communities?

June 13, 2018

Initiative 93, known as Great Schools, Thriving Communities, is a citizen-led ballot measure to increase school funding for 900,000 Colorado students. Supporters are currently gathering the signatures required to put Initiative 93 on the November ballot. How would Initiative 93 affect taxes? If approved by voters in November, Initiative 93 would tax income of $150,000 and […]

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