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Call for applicants to Jeffco school board

Jeffco School Board members will soon be given the task of appointing a replacement to fill the seat of former member Ron Mitchell. Mitchell stepped down from his elected position, effective Nov. 12. … more

Hope House gala goes glowingly

Hope House, a nonprofit based in Arvada, held its annual fundraising gala Nov. 7, and raised more than $405,000 through sponsorships, a silent auction, virtual program registrations and donations … more

‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on … more

Heck of a summer reset happening for schools

Sooooo….. how’s everybody doing? By the time you’re reading this, we in Jefferson County will have completed our first two days of actual school this year. And whether that’s at the … more

Jeffco school board adopts budget without drastic cuts

The Board of Education unanimously adopted the school district’s 2020-2021 budget on June 17, finding the budget balanced without the drastic cuts the district expected just one month ago. However, … more

Opportunity within all this deep disruption

John Adams once said that every problem is an opportunity in disguise. I think he might have said that shortly after discovering that grapes don’t grow so well in the northeast, and thus, we have … more

Jeffco Schools budget crisis pushed off to next year

Jeffco Public Schools is no longer expecting the tens of millions in budget cuts it was bracing itself for in 2020-2021, instead anticipating that government aid can cover a loss of funding, at least … more

District's recommended cuts include option bussing, school improvement funds

As the school board and district team get closer to making final decisions on the 2020-2021 budget, the team has divided some of its potential districtwide cuts into recommended, disruptive and … more

'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more

Teaching students to code

Coding: It’s about giving directions and for 637 students at West Woods Elementary School, an hour of direction learning how to code has opened up a world of possibilities. “It’s like … more
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