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When I was 18, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I worked at the front desk of a manufacturing plant, and was the only woman on the site. One of my duties was to go into the production area and collect the time cards for … more
As your Jeffco Board of Education, we make it our core mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Funding challenges at the state level (Colorado owes K-12 education over $800 million a year, and that … more
I have lived in Jeffco for 40 years. I have four children well educated in Jeffco schools. My wife and I have known many Jeffco teachers over the years. These teachers have always impressed us with … more
The Chief Operating Officer for the school district. Mr. Steve Bell tried to tell the school board it could save over $3.5 million by closing 5 schools. That is an average of about $600,000 per … more
Recently, one of your readers offered "humble" advice to Donald Trump as Mr Trump was about to assume the presidency. Though it is likely any advice offered Mr Trump will fall on deaf ears, now that … more
Dan has certainly been a CEO managing our annual billion-dollar school operation beyond expectations, with what he has been given to work with. Taxpayers, parents and students alike hope he will … more
What will happen if the Jeffco School Board's search for a new Superintendent (using the same Search Firm and the same criteria for selection as used two years ago) comes up short? What … more
Recent articles in the newspaper covering parents triumphantly defending their schools, to prevent closure, sounds wonderful. No budget cuts to student programming, another recent headline, also … more
Social isolation may be one of the most overlooked health risk factors that accompanies aging. One in five adults over age 50 is affected by isolation, a problem associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression dementia and death, … more
The Jeffco school board wants to find $25 million to provide salary increases for staff members. This is twice what was proposed in ballot measure 3A which failed in November of 2016. So the … more
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