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This year’s self-inflicted budget “crisis” is part of a larger calamity that we’ve seen developing in Jeffco schools since we moved here from Alberta Canada seven years ago. Unfortunately, it is one that district management and boards have … more
As your Jeffco Board of Education, we make it our core mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Funding challenges at the state level (Colorado owes K-12 education over $800 million a year, and that … more
Any time several individuals come together in a common cause, it lightens the burden on any one member of the team. As they say, there is strength in numbers. Certainly, that is the case in the … more
Last week, the Westminster City Council hosted a "City Summit." The stated purpose was to invite citizens to come to City Park Recreation Center "for a productive discussion about our city and its … more
See if this plot is familiar to you: Happy couple says goodbye to each other on the morning before Valentine’s Day as they climb into their respective vehicles to drive to work. Less than an hour later, one calls the other, in shock: A car … more
There is a jewel in the Adams 12 Five Star School District crown which warrants much more attention and acclaim than it receives. It's not any of their athletic teams or the top 5% academic … more
Bill Christopher writes that the Colorado state budget is "pretty lean." (See Situation requires increase in road revenues, Feb. 23.) Oh, really? How is it possible then that Colorado wastes millions … more
How do you get a couple of hundred of your closest friends together to create a standing-room only crowd intent on speaking their peice on a given Monday night? Would it involve serving free food … more
This session of the Colorado State Legislature is chock-full of weighty and difficult issues, to say the least. This certainly is nothing new. You can take your pick of the plethora of issues, but … more
Public documents that are created and compiled by tax-supported entities such as school districts, municipalities and counties should be easily accessible for the public, newspapers and other … more
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