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'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

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override … more

Jeffco school district is weighing its funding options

This past spring and through the summer, Jefferson County Public Schools has been engaged in a community conversation about possibly putting ballot questions on for the November election. … more

Top five stories of the year

A missing woman turns up dead. The city welcomes a new mayor. And, oh those 38th Avenue road diet blues. These are just a few of the biggest stories that came out of Wheat Ridge in 2013: ‘Annie’ Meyer murdered; killer convicted LeAnne … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Jeffco’s 4-H seeks help for dog project

Jefferson County’s 4-H program isn’t just for youth who are enveloped by foothills or surrounded by an agrarian lifestyle. The youth development program also offers a dog training program which may peak the interest of some of Colorado’s more … more

VIDEO: Jeffco superintendent talks bikes, bonds and Braveheart

Top executives with major institutions, the superintendents for big school districts, often seem out of reach, surrounded as they are by an army of district staffers. While they might not be directly … more

ROARing through the school year at Bell Middle

Don't forget to ROAR, teachers and staff at Bell Middle School told students on the first day of school. But this is something they will remind them to do periodically throughout the school year. … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more

Teaching students to code

Coding: It’s about giving directions and for 637 students at West Woods Elementary School, an hour of direction learning how to code has opened up a world of possibilities. “It’s like … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

School safety task force calls for proactive approach

The goal of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ community safety and security task force recommendations are to move from a reactive to proactive response when it comes to the safety and security … more

Jeffco school district to seek a bond and mill levy this November

The Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education went three for three at its Aug 23 meeting, voicing support for a statewide school funding measure, and also deciding to go for county tax increases as … more

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board … more

Everitt Middle School evacuated to WRHS due to gas fumes

Tuesday, September 19 at approximately 8:15 am due to the smell of gasoline in the building, students and staff were transported via school bus to Wheat Ridge High School. Tanks from a nearby gas … more

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the … more
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