with the first ICAP
award for district
Board of Education Rejects Alternate Plan for Jefferson Articulation Area
At the March 19 Board Meeting, the Jefferson County Board of Education withdrew a motion to consider an alternate plan in the Jefferson Articulation Area. The board also voted unanimously to complete the original Jefferson Area Plan, which will result in the creation of a 7-12 Jefferson High School. Wheat Ridge 5-8 Middle School's 7th and 8th grade students will move to Jefferson High School for the 2015-16 school year, and the district will establish a Stevens Elementary K-6 School on the current Wheat Ridge 5-8 campus.
Over the past week, Jeffco Schools heard additional public comment about an alternate plan at three meetings in the Everitt, Maple Grove, and Manning communities leading up to the March 19 special board meeting.
"Our parents, students, and staff spoke overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the Maple Grove community together and proceeding with the original Jefferson Area Plan," said Board Member John Newkirk, who rescinded his motion for the alternative option. "Ultimately, the goal for any plan is to provide students with greater choice in education, to be responsive to our communities' needs, and to ensure every Jeffco Schools student has access to an excellent school."
With the original plan moving forward, Sobesky is scheduled to move to Stevens Elementary campus to expand needed Special Education services in support of the growing demand for these services in Jeffco Schools.Read more in the complete press release.
Learn more about the Jefferson Area plan.
Alameda Area Plan Approved
On March 5, 2015, the Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously passed a plan to help ease overcrowding in schools in central Lakewood serving the Alameda articulation area schools. According to the plan, seventh and eighth graders who would go attend O'Connell Middle School, instead, will attend Alameda International High School, which will become a comprehensive 7-12 high school beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
CSEA and JCEA Contract Negotiations
Audio Recordings of meetings for CSEA and JCEA contract negotiations are available to the public. Read More.
For information on the current budget development process, please see Funding Your Schools – 2015-16 Budget Development.
Jeffco Schools Open Choice Enrollment
Jeffco students and families, who wish to enroll their children in a school other than their neighborhood school, have the option of participating in Jeffco Public Schools’ choice enrollment process for the 2015-16 school year.
Second-round choice enrollment for the 2015-16 school year runs from Friday, February 13 through Monday, August 31. Any student in Colorado may enroll in any Jeffco school that has classroom space. To access a choice enrollment form, visit Jeffco’s choice enrollment website.
Fill out the choice enrollment form and submit it to the school of choice. Second round applications are added to the remaining names on the first-round list on a first-come, first-served basis. A separate application must be completed and submitted for each child.