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Pleasant View Elementary will close; other four saved

Peck, Swanson, Stober and Pennington elementary schools will stay open


Jeffco Board of Education will move forward with closing Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden next school year.

Peck Elementary in Arvada, Pennington Elementary in Wheat Ridge, Stober Elementary in Lakewood, and Swanson Elementary in Arvada will all stay open.

The five elementary schools in Jefferson County were placed on a possible closure list following the Jan. 26 budget cut discussion.

Stober and Pleasant View were also on the chopping block when the district proposed closing and consolidating schools last year.

The closures come after the the board has named teacher compensation as its number one priority following the failure of ballot measures 3A/3B on November’s ballot. The proposed closures are part of an effort to save between $20 million and $25 million, with the goal of spending that amount on attracting and retraining high-quality educators. Jeffco teacher salaries average about $10,000 to $15,000 less that their peers in surrounding districts.

Students from Pleasant View will be reallocated to Shelton and Welchester Elementary Schools.


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