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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

Jeffco announces elementary students can return full-time next school year

In a June 18 letter to staff members, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all elementary students will have the option to return for in-person learning five days a week next year. Until the June 18 … 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

Education professionals take action with parade at Capitol

The morning of May 26, the state capitol served as the grounds for a car and school bus parade put together by Colorado education support professionals. The parade was a kickoff of two weeks of … more

Guest OpEd: A teacher’s reflections

This week was our last week of school and I spent the morning reflecting on my 8th year of teaching. It’s been definitely the biggest rollercoaster ride of a year of all time. I’m proud to be a … more

Jefferson County Class of 2020: Together, apart

A lesson that I will take away from all of this is to live in the moment and never take things for granted. Thank you for recognizing the Seniors and the graduating Class of 2020. - Charlotte Favre, … more

School may be mostly remote next year in Jeffco

Next year in Jeffco Public Schools, “we want to create the opportunity for our students to be in our schools,” said Kristopher Schuh, deputy superintendent, during a May 13 board of education … more

Robotics tournament canceled, but Jeffco kids ready for next year

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, students at 16 local elementary and middle schools have been competing their way toward a final robotics tournament, held by the Jefferson County school … more

What $60 milllion in budget cuts could mean for Jeffco students

Less than four months from next school year, Jeffco has begun brainstorming ways learning might change to protect staff and students from a second wave of the coronavirus. While exact changes are … more

Jeffco Public Schools recognized for music programming, access

In choir director Chris Maunu’s experience, few places lend themselves to discussion about social issues quite as well as the music room does. While some may picture a choir classroom as a place to … more

Jeffco Schools preparing for roughly $34 million in cuts

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, school district officials have been prepared to make some reductions to the budget for 2020-2021. But an April 21 letter to the community from Superintendent … more

Jeffco changes approach to grading as remote learning continues

On April 13, Jeffco Public Schools informed families that in response to COVID-19 and the need to transition to remote learning and instruction, grading will look different this semester for students … more

Graduation, college plans not the same for high school seniors

The Class of 2020 has already seen much of their senior year disrupted, if not outright cancelled. Even now, not much is certain about the future, but Jefferson County Public Schools’ spring … more

Jeffco high school graduations postponed until August

With May graduation ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic, Jeffco high schools are organizing to hold graduations in August instead. An April 10 announcement from the school district outlined … more

Outdoor Lab to celebrate first-ever virtual Earth Day

A virtual celebration will bring the Jefferson County community together for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while raising awareness for the Outdoor Lab program. The Jefferson County-based Outdoor … more

Jeffco school district uncertain about staff raises after COVID-19 crisis

An early March estimate showed Jeffco Public Schools may have around $17 million to allocate in its 2020-2021 budget, but at its April 2 meeting, the Board of Education learned that the ongoing … more

Q&A with Jeffco’s Erika Edwards: Feeding families during COVID-19

In addition to taking more than 150 schools, all operating as normal the week of March 9, and transferring them online for the district’s first day of remote learning March 17, Jeffco Public … more

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Jeffco Schools will notify affected individuals but not communities

Jeffco Public Schools sent a March 23 letters to families saying that, because COVID-19 has become so widespread, when a member of a school community tests positive for the illness, the district will … more
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