Budget & Funding

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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school budget

Jeffco School Board to vote on budget June 7

May 21, 2018

The tentative 2018-19 Jeffco Schools budget will include a state funding increase of $37.6 million, which will result in increased funding for schools and employee salaries next year. The Jeffco School Board will vote on the final budget allocations in June. “The good news is that we’re going to have more resources than previously,” said […]

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sixth grade

Jeffco Schools 6th grade transition, explained

May 14, 2018

This fall, most Jeffco elementary and middle schools will open their doors to sixth graders as part of a transition to a K-5, 6-8 school model across the district. The plan is to transition all existing K-6, 7-8 neighborhood schools to the K-5, 6-8 model by the 2019-2020 school year. The districtwide move is the result of […]

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safety forum

Community partnerships highlighted at Jeffco Schools Safety Forum

May 1, 2018

Jeffco Schools’ partnerships with multiple community organizations was a central focus of the Jeffco Schools Safety Forum held on March 20 at Lakewood High School. The safety forum, attended by approximately 400 parents, staff, law enforcement officials and community members, was the first step in opening a dialogue between the district and the community, said […]

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innovation

Jeffco Schools Innovation Fund winners seek to improve student experience

May 1, 2018

Increased STEM and STEAM programming, more opportunities to learn about careers, expanded access to health services and mental health supports, and improved safety and security are just a few of the innovations Jeffco Schools began implementing this spring thanks to a new $1 million Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund. Jeffco Schools employees submitted 104 applications to […]

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