Westminster Public Schools

Es la primera vez en seis años que el distrito de Westminster tendrá elecciones competitivas.
After canceling school board elections the last two cycles, the district has its first contested race in six years.
En un intento del distrito escolar para recuperar algo de la enseñanza perdida, los estudiantes de Westminster podrán optar por extender el año escolar.
Many school districts are looking at summer learning options to make up for learning losses. Westminster will extend this school year by 12 days for those who sign up.
One teacher logged onto Zoom to find eight little faces in eight little boxes. The other met her 17 students at the classroom door for temperature checks.
Westminster is one of at least a half dozen school districts in Colorado that have already had to use quarantine procedures.
Westminster Public Schools was one of the first in Colorado to commit to full-time in-person learning for families who wanted it this year. The district’s first day of school was Thursday.
The Westminster school board voted unanimously to approve the five-day plan Tuesday night. The district will now also share the plan with Tri-County Health and with the Colorado Education Department.
Below, we list some guidance on participating in local school board meetings, as well as the State Board of Education’s meetings and how to watch online.
The decisions Colorado districts make about remote learning during coronavirus closures reflect different philosophies, as well as access to resources.
A school district leader in Colorado talked about building a trauma leadership team, the advice she has for parents, and how she relaxes from the pressures of the job.
No one ran against Christine Martinez, so last week, she was sworn in at her first meeting for the Westminster school board.
In the past year, the number of unaccompanied children getting released to a parent, relative, or other sponsor here in Colorado has more than doubled.
In her time as leader of the district, Pam Swanson has overseen the rollout of the Colorado district’s unique competency-based model.
A new study show literacy gains and other benefits for full-day preschoolers — timely findings given the surge of preschool investment in Colorado.
Competitive school board races are shaping up around the Denver metro area, but in some districts, voters won’t be weighing in — because there is nothing to decide.
More than half of Colorado’s high schools recorded lower SAT scores last spring when compared with the past year, according to data released Thursday.
First-year teachers with a bachelor’s degree will be offered $50,497 — which could be the highest starting salary in Colorado.
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate once again inched higher, and gaps between the graduation rate of white students and students of color again decreased.
The widespread success of local school taxes contrasted with the fate of Amendment 73, a statewide tax increase for education.
The district’s $9.9 million request would pay to raise teacher salaries, make safety improvements, and expand career and vocational programs.
Aurora, Westminster, Adams 12, and other districts are asking voters to raise local taxes for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide measure for education.
Of 29 districts asking voters to increase local taxes, at least 19 have safety projects a priority if measures are approved.
The next few years will serve as an ongoing test of how well this system of carrots and sticks works to help long-struggling districts.
Preliminary state ratings showed Westminster has made enough improvement to come off the clock.
Voters will have to decide on a statewide tax proposal, and in several communities, also on local measures.
Adams 14, Westminster and Aguilar school districts, along with some schools, must see test improvements soon.
Many school districts have been, or are under, federal orders to improve education for English learners.
Westminster schools may have failed to identify scores of students needing help learning English, and also neglected to effectively teach many of those students, according to a federal investigation. Those are among the findings in newly released documents behind the school district’s agreement to boost services for
The U.S. Department of Justice said the agreement was reached to resolve the district’s “noncompliance.”
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