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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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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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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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