District Launches Enrollment & Choice Survey
The district has launched the Jeffco School Enrollment & Choice Survey, a parent survey, to help identify the district’s highest priority enrollment and choice challenges to address over the next 12 to 18 months. The survey asks parents about their experiences around enrollment, satisfaction with current curricular and extra-curricular offerings in Jeffco, desired curricular and extra-curricular offerings, and preferences for additional school choices (STEM, IB, school of arts, for example).
Parents can access the survey with their Jeffco Connect login and password at: https://soars.jeffco.k12.co.us/survey/Login.aspx
The survey will close on Sunday, Oct. 5. The survey takes approximately seven minutes per level (preschool, elementary, middle and high). Parents with children in more than one level, should add an additional seven minutes to the completion time. Read more.
Jeffco CFO Headed to City of Arvada
Lorie Gillis, the chief financial officer for Jeffco Public Schools, has accepted a position with the city of Arvada as one of its two deputy city managers. Gillis has been with Jeffco Schools since 2002 and has overseen the district’s financial services as well as human resources and information technology. “Lorie has worked tirelessly on behalf of Jeffco students and staff keeping the district financially sound. She has always been a great steward of taxpayer dollars and has taken that role very seriously over the years,” said Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee. Among her accomplishments while at Jeffco, Gillis spearheaded the district’s first Citizen’s Budget Academy, pioneered one of the first financial transparency websites and ensured the district had the monetary resources to be financially sound during the 2008 recession. “While I’m saddened by Lorie’s departure from Jeffco, I know that she leaves an enduring legacy of financial excellence and transparency. This is a great opportunity for her and I join many others who wish her only the very best as she begins a new chapter in her professional life,” said McMinimee. Gillis will begin her new job at the city of Arvada on October 13.
Conifer High School student developing impressive career as photojournalist
Conifer High School student Forrest Czarnecki really knows his way around a camera. Not only is Czarnecki a staff photographer for the Lobo Legend at his school, he freelances at Evergreen area newspapers. Czarnecki already has some impressive connections as a student member of the White House News Photographers Association. In November, he will be heading to Washington, D.C. for a Journalism Education Association National Convention.
Watch a video about this talented student.
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 forum Engage Jeffco Schools.