Jeffco Public Schools

A new program in the Jeffco district is one of the few inside a public school focusing on middle and high school students with dyslexia.
John Gallup, a Jeffco history teacher, is one of 32 American teachers selected for the Auschwitz Legacy Fellowship this year.
Mientras planifican el próximo año, en el que se anticipa que continúen los problemas de la cadena de suministro, quieren que el gobierno federal continúe las exenciones por la pandemia que han permitido una mayor flexibilidad y un aumento de los fondos para sus programas de comida escolar.
Jeffco schools’ director of food and nutrition services and other lunch directors describe challenges and the need for extended waivers.
The union-backed candidates in Jeffco — Paula Reed, Danielle Varda, and Mary Parker — have raised the most money in this year’s school board race.
Chalkbeat asked Jeffco Public Schools board candidates for the 2021 election to answer eight questions about education. Read their answers in this voter guide.
About a quarter of elementary schools in the Jeffco school district have switched to a state-approved reading curriculum this year, a step toward complying with a 2019 state law.
Reflecting Colorado’s system of local control, other large suburban districts are taking different approaches to mask policy.
Jeffco’s non-licensed preschool staff will now be covered under JESPA, the union for district support staff
While enrollment has steadily shrunk, Jeffco has not yet created a long-term plan that might address declining student numbers and the resulting shrinking budget
Non-licensed staff in Jeffco preschools asks the school board to allow them to join the union representing other support staff
Jeffco will centralize remote learning, but also link students to their school and enable them to participate in sports and other and extracurriculars
In seeking superintendents, districts find that publicly naming finalists dissuades applicants, but naming just one makes the public feel it doesn’t have a say
In reopening earlier than planned, Jeffco leaders cite encouraging COVID trends and community desire to return to campuses.
Jeffco Public Schools’ back to school plan calls for elementary students to return to classrooms on Jan. 19. The return of secondary students depends on public health conditions.
The Jeffco school board interviewed eight applicants, and ultimately favored Rick Rush’s past experience on the board.
Jeffco Public Schools is the latest Colorado school district to announce it will transition to remote learning as COVID cases rise.
“I’m growing impatient with where we are and the lack of real problem-solving,” said board member Brad Rupert.
Jeffco district leaders presented the plan to board members Wednesday and said it is likely elementary school buildings may eventually have to close also.
If you value Chalkbeat, consider making a donation
Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn’t possible without your help.