Adams 14 School District
University Prep charter schools wins argument that the school district has unfairly treated charter schools and disregarded State Board orders.
The case will examine local control, and districts’ authority to appeal State Board of Education orders.
Colorado Board of Education decisions on how to intervene in school districts with low test scores are final. A bill would change that by allowing districts to appeal to the courts.
The State Board of Education granted a second appeal after the district refused to renegotiate the contract.
The new, expanded Colorado State Board of Education voted 5-3.
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Los líderes de Adams 14 prometen mejorar la educación vocacional y ayudar más a los estudiantes de inglés
Los líderes de Adams 14 están luchando contra la intervención del estado. Al mismo tiempo, dicen que están trabajando para mejorar la educación.
Colorado’s State Board of Education wants Adams 14 to negotiate with University Prep charter leaders again
If the district and charter fail to finalize a contract, the case can return to the State Board.
The new contract gives Superintendent Karla Loría a raise reflecting new duties since the district terminated a contract with an external manager.
The plans laid out by Adams 14 leaders include community schools, career academies, and more help for English learners and their teachers.
The district cited numerous concerns, but charter leaders say they won’t give up.
The reorganization committee’s first meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 15.
The districts now have 30 days to start the process.
Despite approving the charter school application in December, the district now blocked the school by rejecting the contract.
The state’s decision to restore accreditation doesn’t affect its order for reorganizing Adams 14.
Community members usually have weeks to review applicants for board member vacancies. This time, Adams 14 withheld names until the last minute.
These are Colorado’s first school ratings based on complete test results since 2019.
A judge found that Adams 14 doesn’t have the authority to challenge the State Board’s directed action for reorganization.
In one example from two days of court testimony, Adams 14 described sponsors backing out for 16 international teachers who could have served the community’s Spanish-speaking students.
This was the first year Colorado gave the full suite of CMAS tests since 2019. See how your school and district did here.
Ninth and 11th graders also scored lower than did their counterparts in 2019.
The Adams 14 school board will accept applications for replacing Ramona Lewis after declaring her board seat vacant.
The state is proposing to fund two applicants’ plans to pay for transportation to some Adams students.
Colorado laws require the state to intervene in low-performing school districts, and list reorganization as an option, but that had never been used before.
Colorado’s State Board of Education asked Adams 14 to begin reorganizing, but in the meantime, asked the district to hire outside help to work on improvement plans.
The Colorado Department of Education is reviewing the two applications and will announce awards by July 1.
The approval avoided more drastic options like closure.
La ley les da a las comunidades locales como Adams 14 bastantes opciones para resistir al estado, que ha mandado una reorganización del distrito.
¿Tendrán menos valor los diplomas de Adams 14? ¿Van a cerrar las escuelas? Tenemos respuestas a las preguntas más importantes.
The united front suggests Colorado will face an uphill battle in its efforts to force change on the Adams 14 community.
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