At the first district all-leadership meeting for 2019, we discussed what is on a lot of people’s minds in our schools right now – budget and construction! While these topics are definitely of great importance, I also wanted to draw the attention of our leaders back to what we call “the main thing” in Jeffco, […]Read More A Challenge for the New Year
The passage of Jeffco Public Schools’ ballot questions 5A and 5B will bring important improvements to schools all across our community. I get a lot of questions about how we will spend these funds and when we can expect to see some impacts from them, and I’d like to address some of those questions here. […]Read More What happens now with 5A and 5B funds?
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!
Tuesday night was a wild ride. Jeffco voters passed the mill levy override (5A) which provides an additional $33 million for ongoing operational needs (adjusting up annually for inflation) for this current year and for years going forward. This will mean better compensation for our employees, better mental health and school safety supports, improved career/technical […]Read More On the Issues: Election Update
Late political scientist David Easton once defined politics as “the authoritative allocation of values.” More precisely, politics (in a representative democracy) is the system where one group or another gets to determine how society will operate and can compel adherence to their set of preferred values through laws, sanctions, and rewards. This authoritative allocation of […]Read More “The Authoritative Allocation of Values”