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‘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 superintendent Jason Glass a finalist for Kentucky education commissioner

On July 1, Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent of about three years, Jason Glass, was named one of three finalists that are in the running to be Kentucky's next Commissioner of Education. … 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

Taking collections one step further

Does your family have special collections? Maybe they collect tools, spare change, stamps, ornaments, seashells, or photos.  Young children also are drawn to collecting things. These collections … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … 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

Colorado Community Media earns honors in multi-state contest

Colorado Community Media reporters won seven awards, including three first-place honors, in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2020 Top of the Rockies Contest. The contest matched papers from … 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 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

'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
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