The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jeffco. During this election cycle, I talked extensively with people in our community about their choices on the ballot. With ballot questions 5A and 5B as local […]Read More Thank You, Jeffco Voters!
In the next couple of Chalk Talk articles, I’ll dig into some details on Jeffco Public Schools two ballot questions, 5A (a $33 million mill levy override) and 5B (a $567 million bond). Because most people have questions about the bond, let’s look at 5B first. A quick disclaimer – as a public employee, I’m […]Read More Digging into Jeffco Ballot Questions: A Look at the Bond (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!
On March 14, thousands of Jeffco students participated in a national school walkout effort related to the tragic incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As this protest also involved a political perspective associated with the gun-control issue, Jeffco Public Schools did not take a position or formally endorse the walkouts. However, […]Read More Taking the Next Steps on School Safety
Since the terrible school shooting in Florida, many have asked me, “What does Jeffco Public Schools do to keep our students safe?” In the years since Columbine, we have learned a great deal about better securing our schools and Jeffco Public Schools has become a national leader in systems to safeguard students. While I am […]Read More Keeping Jeffco Kids Safe