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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
Social isolation may be one of the most overlooked health risk factors that accompanies aging. One in five adults over age 50 is affected by isolation, a problem associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression dementia and death, … more
In Coloradothe average teacher salary varies from more than $71,500 in Boulder — well above the national average of $36,141 — to just over $23,000 in several rural districts. In Jefferson County Public Schools, the average teacher salary is … more
A construction defects reform bill that lawmakers had high hopes for is likely headed for defeat in the state House of Representatives after being assigned to the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on March 14. Senate Bill 156, … more
When Bernie, the mascot for the Colorado Avalanche, walked into the gymnasium at the Gold Crown Field House on a recent morning, students athletes in the Jeffco Schools adaptive athletics program got excited. High fives, hugs and fist bumps … more
In Golden, one Girl Scout also plans on saving the money she earns so she will have extra money to fund her Gold Award project, which she will begin within a couple of years. A Girl Scout in Centennial, and another in Lakewood, hopes to earn … more
The Jeffco Public Schools 2016-17 enrollment figures show enrollment has decreased slightly since last year. The 2016-17 membership in Jeffco Public Schools is 86,361 students, a decrease of 370 students from the previous year. Last year saw an … more
Five Jefferson County elementary schools have been named for possible closure under the district budget-cutting plan, a measure school officials say will save the district $3.5 million. “It will be a disruption to some families short-term,” … more
Coyotes lived in the metro area long before any towns or residential neighborhoods sprang up, and as their annual breeding season arrives, they are making their presence felt to many residents, human and otherwise. In a news release, Jennifer … more
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
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