Early Steps on the Restart Plan

The following message was distributed via the “Community Update” to Jeffco families and staff on May 15, 2020. Today was also graduation day at 11 of our schools, who found creative ways of honoring their graduates. This week, we presented to the Board of Education our initial thinking around a model for the start 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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The Circle

Another. I wish that I had the right words, and that the words were enough. Another school shooting. Today at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. Two students killed, three injured. The shooter, also a student, in grave condition from a self-inflicted gunshot. It is believed the entire incident took 16 seconds. What can […]

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On the Issues – Election Update: School Board Seats, Jefferson County Issue 1A, and Colorado Proposition CC

The early snowfall may make you think we are in the middle of January, but we are just ending October and a week away from Election Day! This year is sometimes considered an “off” election year because there are no major statewide or national positions on the ballot. However, this year’s ballot does contain three […]

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The Columbine Question

This article originally appeared in The Canyon Courier on June 20th, 2019. Earlier this month, we asked an important question of the Jeffco community: should we do something different with Columbine High School? Specifically, we put forth a preliminary proposal to rebuild a new high school west of the current site. The Hope Columbine library, […]

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