Jeffco Public Schools

Colorado educators report a mix of optimism and apprehension as students head back to class. Could this be the year things finally feel a little normal?
Many Colorado school districts say the fall hiring frenzy is similar to previous years. They’ve raised pay, but competition with the private sector and other districts is stiff.
School districts around Colorado are raising teacher pay in an effort to stay competitive amid widespread staffing shortages.
The Jeffco school board will hear closure recommendations on Aug. 25 and vote in November.
Elementary enrollment data published by Jeffco shows how declining enrollment is impacting the district.
Un análisis hecho por Chalkbeat muestra cómo la reducción en matrícula está impactando al distrito de Jeffco.
Habra recomendaciones en agosto, y la junta escolar votará para aceptar o rechazar los cierres en noviembre.
The school board is expected to vote in November on the first round of closure recommendations.
Un programa nuevo en el Distrito Jeffco es uno de los pocos en una escuela pública enfocado en estudiantes de intermedia y secundaria que sufren de dislexia.
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 winning slate includes Danielle Varda, Paula Reed, and Mary Parker.
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
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