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Jeffco school board adopts budget without drastic cuts

The Board of Education unanimously adopted the school district’s 2020-2021 budget on June 17, finding the budget balanced without the drastic cuts the district expected just one month ago. However, … more

Opportunity within all this deep disruption

John Adams once said that every problem is an opportunity in disguise. I think he might have said that shortly after discovering that grapes don’t grow so well in the northeast, and thus, we have … more

Jeffco Schools budget crisis pushed off to next year

Jeffco Public Schools is no longer expecting the tens of millions in budget cuts it was bracing itself for in 2020-2021, instead anticipating that government aid can cover a loss of funding, at least … more

Changes on the way to Green Mountain High School

There have been a lot of bad things that have come out of the COVID-19 era, but at Green Mountain High School there is some silver lining. Renovations at the high school got off to a head start … more

District's recommended cuts include option bussing, school improvement funds

As the school board and district team get closer to making final decisions on the 2020-2021 budget, the team has divided some of its potential districtwide cuts into recommended, disruptive and … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … more

Jeffco Public Schools recognized for music programming, access

In choir director Chris Maunu’s experience, few places lend themselves to discussion about social issues quite as well as the music room does. While some may picture a choir classroom as a place to … more

Colorado Community Media earns honors in multi-state contest

Colorado Community Media reporters won seven awards, including three first-place honors, in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2020 Top of the Rockies Contest. The contest matched papers from … more

Jeffco Schools preparing for roughly $34 million in cuts

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, school district officials have been prepared to make some reductions to the budget for 2020-2021. But an April 21 letter to the community from Superintendent … more

Jeffco school district uncertain about staff raises after COVID-19 crisis

An early March estimate showed Jeffco Public Schools may have around $17 million to allocate in its 2020-2021 budget, but at its April 2 meeting, the Board of Education learned that the ongoing … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

School district seeking feedback with budget reductions possible

During an initial 2020-2021 budget presentation at the March 5 Board of Education meeting, board members were asked to name one or two budget priorities they have for this year. The four present … more

UPDATE: Day of Action cancellation means Jeffco Schools will be open March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancellation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

*UPDATE* Jeffco schools to no longer close March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancelation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Artistic outlets amid hardship for Denver area's homeless

Within a single week, dozens of regulars find their way to the 2300 block of Arapahoe and Curtis streets in Denver. Steven Barth, a jazz keyboard player, leaves the homeless shelter he’s been … more

Nothing routine about inspiring enthusiasm

I have this routine that I go through almost every day with my trumpet. It’s 45 – 55 minutes of exercises, many of which are repetitive or very similar, and they are tedious. My wife, whose … more

Changing Jeffco school start times would cost millions

Following years of work to establish later start times across the district, the Reimagining Time Task Force, made up of Jeffco parents and district employees, presented to the school board Feb. 5 … more

Remembering a teacher of note — Leonard Diggs

“A thing is not beautiful because it is permanent.” It is the nature of things that they are not permanent. Even the mountains crumble in time, the great trees fall, and time reclaims everything. … more

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family … more

'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more
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