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School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told … more

Possible closure ahead for Allendale Elementary

Families of students at Allendale Elementary recently received a letter from the school’s principal and several District officials, including Interim Superintendent, Kristopher Schuh, informing … more

Former Colorado Christian University student joins lawsuit against DOE

A former Colorado Christian University student is one of 33 plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education on Monday in an attempt to protect LGBTQ+ students at religiously … more

Jeffco Schools names superintendent finalist

Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as its final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on March 25. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Jeffco Schools accountability board calls for minimum in-person testing

Jefferson County's own District Accountability Committee has unanimously called for the district to do a minimum of in-person testing for this school year as possible. The DAC, a group of volunteer … more

Jeffco Schools names finalist for new Superintendent 

On March 25, the Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as their final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Mines seniors launch clothing that celebrates female engineers

As a senior at Colorado School of Mines, Amanda Field has experienced first-hand some of the challenges faced by women who want to work in the male-dominated field of engineering. “A lot of times … more

Jeffco schools looking at $54 million in cuts for 2021-22

At a recent Jeffco School Board meeting, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Stewart, gave a presentation asking board members for input on where to make needed cuts in the 2021-22 budget.  The … more

Clear Creek school board briefs

District expanding preschool King-Murphy Elementary School plans to expand its preschool program in the fall of 2022 in preparation for a statewide mandate for free preschool for 4-year-olds starting … more

Ralston Valley High School sets fundraising record in 10th annual Wish Week

Cody Green is an 11-year-old who likes fighter jets, aircraft carriers, and gymnastics. In June 2019, Cody was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare form of blood cancer in which the body … more

And Bingo was its name-o

As Interstate 70 traffic whizzed behind her, Black Hawk’s Gigetta Nadeau leapt out of her chair on Golddigger Field and yelled, “Bingo!” Clear Creek High School students confirmed Nadeau’s … more

Jeffco Capital Improvement Program: The numbers

In the beginning, there was the flipbook. Before bringing the 2018 Bond vote to the people, the Jeffco Public Schools district created a document known as the flipbook. It was a comprehensive index … more

Jeffco Schools declares a remote-only day for Thursday, Feb. 25

Jeffco Public Schools will conduct an all-remote learning day on Thursday, February 25 due to weather and road conditions. School buildings and other district buildings are closed. For students in … more

The Bond and Capital Improvement projects: a deep dive

When the Jeffco Public Schools district requested a $567 million bond in 2018, voters said yes, by a slim margin. Over the next few weeks, the newspaper will take a closer look at the 2018 Bond and … more

A high-tech tour of Jeffco’s DeAngelis Center

The alarm is jarring. It sounds like a high-pitched metallic banging put through an electronic synthesizer. It jangles your nerves and causes an almost physical reaction with every pulse. The voices … more

Kindest regards from Marshdale

Marshdale Elementary students are learning that it feels as good to be kind as it does to receive kindness. That was the goal of school psychologist Amy Temple, who has put an emphasis on kindness … more

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The … more

Jeffco school board special session includes January restart plan

A plan to get some kids back in the classroom by late January was unveiled in a special session of the Jeffco School Board, Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020.  Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh started … more

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school … more

Pumper Car provides an outlet and an incentive for ASD students at Arvada elementary school

Dalton Minor enjoys riding the Pumper Car, and “fast,” as he will tell you. The Fitzmorris Elementary School student is quite adept at showing how it works, pushing his hands out as if he is … more
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