2016 Facilities Master Plan Update & Community Meetings

At the April 21 board meeting, the Jeffco Public Schools facilities and operations staff presented a draft 2016 Facilities Master Plan to the Board of Education. As the plan involves numerous changes – all with the goal of providing the best learning environment for our students and the best teaching environment for our staff – we are inviting community members to join Board of Education members at the following community meetings to share their thoughts and concerns:

• May 31, 6-8 p.m. at Ralston Valley High School
• June 1, 6-8 p.m. at Pomona High School
• June 4, 8-10 a.m. at Stevens Elementary
• June 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arvada West High School
• June 6, 6-8 p.m. at Golden High School
NEW: June 7, 6-6:30 p.m. Telephone town hall with focus on moving 6th graders to middle school (855-312-2107)
NEW: June 7, 7-7:30 p.m. Telephone town hall with focus on proposed elementary school consolidations and closures (855-312-2107)
• June 8, 8-10 a.m. at Bear Creek High School
• June 8, 6-8 p.m. at Wheat Ridge High School
• June 9, 6-8 p.m. at Stein at O'Connell

After these public meetings conclude, the Board will discuss the plan again and make revisions, as appropriate. If the plan is accepted, changes will likely phase-in over a six year period starting in the fall of 2017 (dependent on funding). » Learn more about the Facilities Master Plan

Testing Information and Updates

CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) is the state’s annual check-up to help you and your student understand how on-track they are for graduation and how ready they are for college or a future career. » Learn more

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is the newest district assessment to measure student learning in reading and mathematics. For more information about the district's new MAP assessment, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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.

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).

Menus are as follows: June Menu (en Español) and July Menu (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.

Online Budget Tool Results

As part of the community engagement process for development of the 2016-17 budget, the community weighed in on budget priorities by participating in an online budget tool exercise. The results are in and have been communicated to the Board of Education to help inform them, along with input from other stakeholders, as they provide direction for development of the 2016-17 budget. » View the results and read more about the Budget Development process

A Commitment to School Safety

With school safety forefront in the news, Superintendent Dan McMinimee shared his thoughts on school safety, the importance of social and emotional health for students, and the work Jeffco Public Schools is doing to keep our students and staff safe. Read the Superintendent’s letter here. Learn more about Jeffco Public Schools Security and Emergency Management here.

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.

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