Facilities

recommendations

Additional security staffing, secure entrances top Safety Task Force recommendations

October 10, 2018

Staffing all middle and high school entry points with Jeffco security personnel, ensuring there is a School Resource Officer (SRO) at each middle and high school, adding campus supervisors to all middle schools, and increasing the number of qualified behavioral health specialists were top recommendations presented by the Safety Task Force at the Jeffco School […]

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Columbine

Raw sewage in Columbine classrooms one among many ongoing repair issues

September 14, 2018

Just four days into the new school year, Columbine High School students noticed sewage seeping under the wall and into their English classroom, feet from where they were seated. Students in that classroom and two other affected classrooms were quickly evacuated to a different part of the building so maintenance personnel could address the situation. […]

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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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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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TLCC survey

Colorado 2018 TLCC survey results released

June 4, 2018

The Colorado Department of Education released results from the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) survey last month. The TLCC survey asks Colorado preschool through high school teachers and administrators to rate their school’s teaching and learning conditions. The TLCC survey, formerly known as TELL Colorado, is a confidential biennial survey required by House Bill 08-1384 to […]

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option school

Free Horizon Montessori to become Jeffco option school, move to Pleasant View building

May 24, 2018

Big changes are ahead for Jeffco charter school Free Horizon Montessori, which will become a Jeffco option school this fall, and move into the former Pleasant View Elementary building in Golden. The Jeffco School Board unanimously approved the change and the school’s application for innovation status on May 3. Free Horizon’s Board of Directors and Accountability Committee also […]

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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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