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State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get … more

Increasing mental health support in schools stirs debate

With the addition of mill levy dollars Jeffco Public Schools will receive the district will be increasing mental health supports for students. However, the way in which the district has designated … more

Capitol Report: Democratic majority pushes Legislature to left

The blue wave crashed months ago in Colorado's midterm elections, but the tide is still high at the Capitol, where Democrats wasted no time in taking up liberal causes in the first month of this … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Out of power, GOP aims to be 'conscience' at Capitol

The defiantly conservative voice of state Rep. Patrick Neville hit some resigned notes the day before the state Legislature convened, with the Republican House leader from Castle Rock and a Senate … more

Trading in for Christmas at the Hope House

Young mothers from around the area came to Westminster’s Novation Church Dec. 8, as a part of the Hope House Christmas Sale. The Hope House program rewards young teen mothers with points … more

Jeffco goes to market with bond sale Wednesday

Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to get a good chunk of its voter-approved $567 million bond money as soon as possible, to begin some of the facility work it has promised. The school … more

A thank-you to voters of Jefferson County

The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jefferson County. … more

Kids have quite a bit of fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Children can help prepare for winter

There isn’t much time left. Children can help clean up the garden and prepare for winter. Then there is one last thing to teach children about gardening before winter sets in: planting bulbs for … more

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to … more

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all … more

Editorial: It’s time to do our part for our Jeffco schools

In August, just before the start of school, leaks in the roof at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood saturated the gym floor to the point that gymnastics and volleyball events had to be canceled. … more

Jeffco high schoolers receive national honors

Six students at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High were named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program in late September, which represents 4 percent of their graduating class. “The … more

Jeffco Public Schools seeking community support

At a special meeting of the Board of Education on 8.23.18, the Board took actions for the ballot in November. I’d like to take a moment to explain how Jeffco would use resources from a statewide … more

Why I’m voting against Amendment 73 and the Jeffco Mill Levy

Jeffco has had a student achievement problem for 30 years. On the 2018 CMAS, 61 percent of Jeffco seventh graders did not meet the state math standard. When they were in sixth grade, 59 percent … more

Getting beyond a culture of inertia

I’ve had a word running through my head for the last few days: monosyllabic. Not really. But, if you think about it, isn’t that a strange word? Like, the ultimate linguistic irony. But, … more

Big projects, like moving a school grade, have lots of little steps

Author's note: It should be noted that, in the interval between this column being written and it appearing in print, the middle school in question has proactively dedicated staff to solving somebody … more

Jeffco school district to seek a bond and mill levy this November

The Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education went three for three at its Aug 23 meeting, voicing support for a statewide school funding measure, and also deciding to go for county tax increases as … more
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