school start times

Jeffco school start times changes take another step forward

February 16, 2022

Five years ago, a group of Jeffco parents approached the district about changing start times to create a more equitable school day for all students. This week, Jeffco Schools took another step toward changing start times by gathering feedback on the proposed time changes with a community survey.  The results will be used to help […]

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Graph on our COVID dashboard comparing COVID cases among children ages 5-11 in August through October 2020 and August through October 2021.

Case updates from JPEN’s Jeffco Schools COVID dashboard

October 26, 2021

Earlier this fall, the Jeffco Public Education Network (JPEN) created a Jeffco Schools COVID dashboard that consolidates data from a variety of sources. Our dashboard adds to the data provided and maintained by Jeffco Public Schools. Data sources for the JPEN Jeffco COVID dashboard include the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Colorado Department of Public […]

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Jeffco school board candidates

What does a school board do?

September 14, 2021

Although the state is in charge of many aspects of K-12 education in Colorado, school boards also have a large amount of “local control” that allows them to make decisions about curriculum, student achievement and more that align with their community. Typically, school boards are responsible for general policies that affect all schools within the […]

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Superintendent Dorland

3 questions for Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dorland

April 16, 2021

New Jeffco Schools Superintendent Tracy Dorland will officially begin work this Monday, April 19. The Jeffco School Board approved her contract on April 14, after naming Dorland the sole finalist for the superintendent position on March 25. Dorland has long been a part of the Denver metro community, growing in up in the area and […]

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Dorland selected as Jeffco Schools superintendent finalist

March 26, 2021

The Jeffco School Board unanimously selected Tracy Dorland, the current deputy superintendent for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, as the only finalist for the Jeffco Schools superintendent position. The board announced their finalist selection at a special March 25 meeting. “I am deeply honored to have been selected as the finalist for Jeffco’s next superintendent. […]

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Jeffco Remote Learning Program

Jeffco Remote Learning Program to be offered Fall 2021

March 8, 2021

Beginning Fall 2021, Jeffco will offer families a new PK-12 100 percent remote learning option. The new program, Jeffco Remote Learning Program (JRLP), will offer synchronous remote instruction in dedicated remote-student only classes. The instruction offered through JRLP will differ from the remote instruction currently offered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, explained Tom […]

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school outbreaks

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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charter school applications

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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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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