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Tough opening night for Jeffco School Board over masks

The first assignment of the new school year for the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education was to delve into the debate around masking of school-age children. more

Masks in preschools draws mixed reviews

Jefferson County Public Health interjected a bit of a bombshell into the first week of school across the county when it announced less than 24 hours before the first day of school that all students … more

What's new at Golden middle schools? Science rooms, a music room garage door and more

The students returning to classrooms at Golden’s Bell Middle School and the Manning School of Academics & Arts on Aug. 17 and 18 had plenty to be excited about. For one, it was the first time … more

Scenes from the first day of school in Jeffco schools

Wilmot Elementary School in Evergreen was full of cheers with some tears Aug. 17, as students returned to school. Some kindergarten parents took advantage of the available boxes of tissue while … more

JCPH issues last-minute mask order for all Jeffco students

Timing, as they say, is everything. At 5:40 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16 — the evening before the first day of school for roughly 80,000 Jeffco students, Jefferson County Public Schools sent out a notice … more

Jeffco school supply distribution gets VIP helper

Jeffco Schools Superintendent Tracy Dorland helped hand out school supplies at the Action Center’s annual school supply event Aug. 11 at Stevens Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. Dorland was able … more

Miller to anti-mask crowd: Our schools have not been super-spreaders

Susan Miller, the Jeffco School Board member most likely to be found on the other side of policy issues from her school board counterparts, took to the microphone Aug. 9, adding her voice to hundreds … more

Jeffco Schools is hiring but diversity lags

Despite months of calls by educators and promises of diversifying hiring, the Jeffco Public Schools district is not able to show an improvement in the number of African American educators at the … more

Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11

Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be … more

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster … more

Shots in before schools out

When the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids ages 12-15 just three weeks before the end of the school year in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health was faced with its latest challenge in a … more

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for … more

PHOTOS: Wheat Ridge High School's Class of 2021 graduation

Wheat Ridge High School Farmers' Class of 2021 celebrated  their graduation on May 21 at the North Area Athletic Complex.  more

Jeffco’s summer school plan

After surviving what’s arguably been the strangest school year in modern history, this year’s summer learning options will be a bit different as well. Asked about the District’s plans for … more

Jeffco teachers rally for equity, new contract

Cars honked, signs waved and a large banner was draped above a westbound stretch of I-70 as a boisterous group of Jeffco teachers and support staff rallied outside of the Jeffco Public Schools’ … more

Jeffco’s CIP: Who is calling the shots?

Jeffco Schools’ Capital Improvement Program, on-track to cost more than three quarters of a billion dollars, has a relatively small number of people making the lion’s share of critical … more

Jeffco teens speak up for themselves on heady topics

Teen drinking and partying was front and center at the April 22 Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Voices event. For the past four-and-half-months, 35 high school and college students have … more

Jeffco Schools names superintendent finalist

Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as its final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on March 25. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Jeffco Schools accountability board calls for minimum in-person testing

Jefferson County's own District Accountability Committee has unanimously called for the district to do a minimum of in-person testing for this school year as possible. The DAC, a group of volunteer … more

Jeffco Schools names finalist for new Superintendent 

On March 25, the Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as their final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. Dorland has served as Deputy … more
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