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Community Engagement Meetings - 2014-15 Budget
The Jefferson County Board of Education is hosting a series of community engagement meetings to gather feedback from the public about the 2014-15 budget. The final two meetings will be held on Saturday, March 8. Information about the budget will be presented through a video, (see it here in Windows or Quicktime) which discusses the proposed budget priorities, as aligned with the Board of Education's Ends Policies. The board also conducted a community survey, which received 13,000 responses. See the survey results and comments. The public is encouraged to attend one of the following engagement meetings.
- Saturday, March 8, 9:30-11 a.m. – Lakewood High School and Dakota Ridge High School
Jeffco Board of Education Hires Search Firm to Identify Superintendent Candidates
Members of the Jefferson County Board of Education have selected Ray and Associates, Inc. to provide executive search services for the replacement of Jeffco Superintendent Dr. Cindy Stevenson. Stevenson’s last day as superintendent is Friday, Feb. 21.
At their Feb. 18 meeting, board members interviewed two search firms — Ray and Associates, Inc. and ProAct. Approval of the executive search agreement with Ray and Associates, Inc. will be on the Thursday, February 27 board consent agenda. The search process will include constituent and stakeholder input, recruiting and screening, with interviews planned during April and May.
Board of Education Meeting
Public Comment Registration
The Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, March 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Golden High School, 701 24th St. Golden. The agenda is now available for review through Board Docs.
Your opinion and feedback are important to the Board of Education. The community is invited to attend board meetings and speak publicly about issues of concern. Public comment sign-up is available online until 3:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. Sign up is also available in the Board of Education office Monday-Wednesday until 5 p.m. and Thursday until 3:30 p.m. for those without access to the internet. Register to speak about items on the agenda here. Register to make general comments here. Rules for public speaking can be reviewed on the Board's web page.
Grant Helps Schools and Students Thrive
Jeffco's Healthy Schools initiative and Kaiser Permanente's Thriving Schools Initiative are working together to help make good health a part of everyday life in Jeffco Schools.
A $200,000 Thriving Schools grant, when finalized, will be used to help Jeffco schools and PE teachers purchase or make improvements like new physical activity equipment, pedometers, walking tracks or playground makeovers. Launched nationally by Kaiser Permanente in February 2013, Thriving Schools engages school communities to champion change by incorporating evidence-based, community health improvement practices.
"This is so exciting for us because a PE teacher in Jeffco typically has a yearly budget of $300 to $400 and you can't buy or upgrade equipment for nearly 500 students with that small of a budget," said Jeffco Healthy Schools coordinator Emily O'Winter. "We are going to use the grant money to help PE teachers increase and extend physical activity into the classroom and school day." Read More.
Engage Jeffco Schools
The district is always looking for ways to better connect with the people who have an interest in our schools. We also understand that attending a meeting to make your voice heard is not always possible. We searched for another way to connect with our community and we think we have found it. We offer an online discussion fourm Engage Jeffco Schools.