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Kids eat free this summer in Jeffco

Summer break is almost here. For many Jeffco families, food insecurity can make it a stressful time.  This summer, free breakfast and lunch will be served at 16 Jeffco school locations to community … more

Jeffco teachers rally for equity, new contract

Cars honked, signs waved and a large banner was draped above a westbound stretch of I-70 as a boisterous group of Jeffco teachers and support staff rallied outside of the Jeffco Public Schools’ … more

Evon named as a top graduate at Western Colorado University

A Lakewood man has been named as Western Colorado University’s extraordinary graduates of 2021. Thomas Evon is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence. The award … more

Jeffco schools struggle to stay open due to rising COVID counts

With the finish line so clearly in sight, Jeffco Public Schools officials are arguing for schools be able to finish the year, even if it means tolerating certain levels of COVID-19 spread. The last … more

D’Evelyn club making a big difference

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s an old saying that puts in perspective how enormous some tasks can be. And reminds you how much perseverance it can take to do something really … more

"Be our guest": Golden High theater returns to stage with masked musical

After three years of performing in plays at Golden High School, Sophia Davis wasn't sure how her high school acting career would end. “This year unfortunately we had a couple of performances in the … more

Jeffco’s CIP: Who is calling the shots?

Jeffco Schools’ Capital Improvement Program, on-track to cost more than three quarters of a billion dollars, has a relatively small number of people making the lion’s share of critical … more

Jeffco teens speak up for themselves on heady topics

Teen drinking and partying was front and center at the April 22 Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Voices event. For the past four-and-half-months, 35 high school and college students have … more

Allendale Elementary to close next year

The final slide of the presentation said it all. “The decision of leadership staff is to consolidate the Allendale Elementary school community in the Spring of 2021.”  And with that, the … more

Meet the new Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

The position of superintendent for the Jeffco Public Schools district can be harrowing. It is a that invite public scrutiny of your every action. It is a position that is often a lightning rod for … more

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion … more

Red Rocks Theatre Department wins award

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has been selected by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) to be the recipient of the 2021 Bernice Joseph Award. The award, … more

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

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

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

Testing takes center stage in school board session

In a Feb. 23, meeting of the Jeffco School Board, assessment tests and the possibility of their results having a punitive effect on the District and teachers were the main topic of concern. Matthew … more
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