On September 6th, the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education approved the language that will appear on this fall’s ballot for a mill levy override (for ongoing expenses such as paying teachers and staff and student academic and career/technical programs) as well as a bond question (for school and facility construction and renovation projects). The […]Read More Jeffco Public Schools Ballot Questions 5A & 5B
For more information on Jeffco Public Schools ballot initiatives, please visit the district’s Future Funding website. At a special meeting of the Board of Education on 8.23.18, the Board took actions for the ballot in November. I’d like to take a moment to explain how Jeffco would use resources from a statewide effort to improve […]Read More It’s Official – Jeffco Public Schools is on the Ballot!
This past spring and through the summer, Jeffco Public Schools has been engaged in a community conversation about possibly putting ballot questions on for the November election. Through focus groups, surveys, and scientific data collection, it appears that there is support for this in the community. While the Board of Education has the final say […]Read More Looking Toward November
In a recently published article in Education Week, Marc Tucker (CEO of the National Center on Education & the Economy) wrote, “Little wonder the teachers are striking. The only question is why it took them so long.” Here in Jeffco, and across Colorado (and the nation), educators and other staff members working in schools are […]Read More Why Teachers are Walking Out
Springtime for schools also means budget season. In this post, we’ll take a look at the budget process for the next school year and how that’s shaping up. Jeffco Public Schools is currently in the middle of our budgeting process for the next school year. School budgeting in Colorado is iterative – a process of […]Read More Looking to 2018-19: Jeffco’s Budget