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Among howls, and catcalling in the board room and heavy tension around the board table, the Jefferson County Board of Education moved into fact finding with the Jefferson County Education Association … more
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
The Jeffco Schools board of education approved a salary cap limit for teachers by a 3-2 vote Thursday, Sept. 18. Board members John Newkirk, Julie Williams and Ken Witt voted in favor with Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman opposed. “We … more
And so it continues. Sixteen of the district’s 17 neighborhood high schools have raised voices against a resolution to review the Advanced Placement U.S. … more
Construction crews recently topped off the superstructure of the town of Elbert’s new $20.6 million school and the project remains on track to welcome students in the fall of 2014. “It’s really going up quickly,” said Bev McGuire, the … more
A relationship forged over decades is falling apart. Through federal mediation, negotiating teams from the Jefferson County School District and the Jefferson County Educators Association (JCEA) … more
Colorado Early Colleges, a charter high school designed to earn college credits for its students, is opening a campus in Parker. The building near Lincoln Avenue and Parker Road is the third location for the school, launched in Colorado Springs in … more
News of the Dec. 13 Arapahoe High School shooting hit former Rock Canyon High School guidance counselor Susan Young hard. “The second I heard it, I just sat down in my living room and started crying,” she said. Young didn’t know … more
Two Jeffco schools closed Friday, Sept. 19 due to a large volume of teacher absences. Rumors of the 'sick-day' festered among those at the Sept. 18 board meeting, following the receipt of a … more
Douglas County School District's security plan constantly changes. In the wake of the Arapahoe High School tragedy, district leaders said they are making further adjustments to a system they already believe is sound, but never will be … more
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