Message on the Budget Outlook

This message was sent to the Jeffco Public Schools community via the 4.21.2020 Community Update regarding the budget situation for next school year. Dear Jeffco Community, Last Friday, I sent a message to employees of Jeffco Public Schools regarding possible budget cuts we will likely be facing for next school year. Today, I’d like to […]

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A Hard Day

The following message was sent to the Jeffco Public Schools community and staff, following the announcement of 14 Denver-metro districts that we would be closed to in-person instruction for the remainder of this school year. Today was a hard day.  While many already expected that in-person learning would not be happening for the rest of […]

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Grace Under Pressure

This message was distributed to Jeffco Public Schools’ staff on 3.13.2020, in response to the announcement of an extended school closure for students due to the coronavirus. Dear Colleagues, I want to begin by expressing my deep appreciation for your professionalism, work ethic, and patience as we navigate these unprecedented waters as a school system […]

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On Civility

Last month, I attended an event where New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke. Friedman asked an important and thought provoking question, “What would we be talking about, if we weren’t talking about Donald Trump?” Friedman’s point was that there are a number of important issues with which our community, the country, and the world should be […]

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