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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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school choice

Your guide to school choice in Jeffco Schools

July 19, 2018

School choice has been a core feature of Jeffco Schools since the 1990s, offering students multiple options. Jeffco students can choose from 17 option schools, 21 charter schools or any neighborhood school, if space is available. School choice is available to any Jeffco family, as well as families who reside outside Jeffco, through a process […]

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school start times

Jeffco considers changing school start times

July 9, 2018

Should Jeffco middle and high schools have later start times? That’s the question that the School Start Times Task Force hopes to answer as they explore this complex and multifaceted problem. The School Start Time Task Force held their first meeting May 21 to make recommendations about changing school start times across the district. Superintendent Jason […]

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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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Community Engagement Task Force

Community Engagement Task Force seeks to strengthen connections

June 16, 2018

“How can we strengthen connections across Jeffco?,” Jeffco Schools Superintendent Jason Glass asked the Community Engagement Task Force. The task force held their first meeting June 12 to discuss how Jeffco Schools can improve community interactions. In his opening remarks, Glass emphasized the importance of reaching the larger Jeffco community beyond staff and families with children […]

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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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Community Engagement Task Force

Jeffco Schools establishes Community Engagement Task Force

June 7, 2018

Jeffco Schools will host the first meeting of a new Community Engagement Task Force on Tuesday, June 12. The meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting students and the Jeffco community, and establishing more partnerships between them. Superintendent Jason Glass is establishing the Community Engagement Task Force in order to better connect schools and the district […]

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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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1:1 technology

1:1 technology to expand as part of Jeffco Schools new strategic plan

May 29, 2018

Jeffco Schools plans to expand the use of technology throughout the district as part of the new strategic plan, and 1:1 technology plays a crucial role. Jeffco plans to provide 1:1 devices such as Chromebooks, iPads, or other laptop computers for instruction and coursework in all schools by 2022, as part of the recently-approved Jeffco […]

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