Taking the Next Steps on School Safety

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, […]

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Keeping Jeffco Kids Safe

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 […]

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Autonomy or Empowerment?

This Friday, I had the chance to spend 2 hours talking about the Jeffco Generations report with about 125 of Jeffco’s instructional coaches. These folks are typically classroom teachers who have strengths in teaching others about instructional best practices in buildings. The conversation was fast moving and exciting, and it was a real treat for me […]

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On the Issues: If I Had a Billion Dollars, and Marijuana Money Saved the Day …

During my first 100+ days, I have been speaking with many stakeholders in our community. In this new communication, On the Issues, I’ll be working to address questions asked and issues raised during these visits, directly and in a responsive manner. In this first edition, I’ll be talking about Jeffco Public Schools’ budget. Is Jeffco’s […]

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