School's Out for the Summer And we've got an epic end-of-year music video to celebrate. Enjoy and have a safe summer!
Jesse the Fiddler A Jeffco second grader wows all who hear him play the fiddle.
Building Bright Futures Podcast: Ep. 14 Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee looks at a new effort to get parents more involved with their children's education.
Metal Man A Jeffco student is forging a path as a professional metalworker thanks in part to the district's ASCENT program.
Pack the House A Jeffco high school makes inclusiveness a centerpiece of its wrestling team.
Board of Education Likely to Place School Funding on November Ballot
At the last school board meeting of the 2015-16 school year the Board of Education stated intent to place a $535 million bond and $33 million mill levy override on the November ballot. What does this mean for you? Voters will decide whether the average Jefferson County homeowner will support Jeffco Public Schools with about $12 more a month in property taxes. If passed, the funds will be used to build 7 new schools; make additions/renovations to 23 schools; update, add ancillary facilities, or address equity issues at the remaining 124 schools; address compensation, mental health, and security needs; and increase per student funding to schools. See the press release and Facilities Master Plan page for details.
Building Bright Futures podcast is now available on iTunes!
The new podcast series "Building Bright Futures With Superintendent Dan McMinimee" can now be found on iTunes. Users can search iTunes with "Building Bright Futures" as keywords.
The Building Bright Futures Podcast series is produced with the assistance of students enrolled in the Digital Audio program at Warren Tech North. You can also find it on Jeffco's official YouTube Channel, JPS-TV, and via the Jeffco Public Schools App.
JPS-TV Five Minute Film Festival
Take a break and enjoy this JPS-TV five minute film festival featuring stories about some of our amazing Jeffco students and programs. No ticket required! And if you haven't already, please subscribe to our official YouTube Channel so you'll never miss any great Jeffco Schools content.
Jeffco Public Schools Testing Water for Lead
A few weeks ago, elevated lead levels were found in water at an Arvada Headstart building that was previously owned by Jeffco Public Schools. Fortunately, the Headstart building did not have elevated lead levels in any of the faucets the students used as drinking sources. However, this situation and the fact that 69% of our facilities are 29-68 years old, prompted the our environmental services department to be proactive and start testing all facilities two weeks ago.
So far, test results from two schools, Slater Elementary and Edgewater Elementary, have shown elevated lead levels at several drinking water sources. Learn more about these findings and what is being done to mitigate the issues.
As the testing program continues, we'll continue to post results here.
Summer Food Program Dates & Locations Announced
Jeffco Public Schools, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will serve free meals for kids under 18 at 15 different locations during the summer months. View a list of locations (en Español).
Please note that locations are only open Monday-Friday. Additionally, May 31-June 3, only the Jefferson High School site will open. On July 4 ALL SITES WILL BE CLOSED. And July 25-August 5, only the Pennington Elementary site will be open.