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FUTURE FUNDING FOR JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

How can we keep the main thing – learning, conditions for learning, and readiness for learning – the main thing for the 86,000 students attending Jeffco Public Schools?

One way is to ensure our students have the resources they need, and that takes stable funding.

But right now, our per student funding is $2,500 lower than the national average. And our school buildings are, on average, 50 years old.

There are two financial supports currently under discussion locally:

  • A mill levy override that would provide critical financial resources to support operations directly related to student learning and success
  • A bond that would enable significant and much needed upgrades to our facilities

Additionally, there will be an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot in November, Amendment 73, that is a statewide effort to raise funds for PK-12 public education.   
  

A MESSAGE FROM DR. JASON GLASS

Learn more about the potential bond, mill levy, and Amendment 73 through the icon links below

We spend public education dollars on the people, services, and materials that make educating our students possible. All public schools in Colorado follow mandatory financial transparency laws, including Jeffco Public Schools. We also go a step further and have all our financial information available online.

Our biggest expense is people: teachers, paraprofessionals, food service workers, bus drivers, custodians, and more. These are the people who teach our kids, keep our schools operating, and maintain safe school environments. Competitive compensation and benefits are one of the key factors to attracting and keeping quality employees who serve our students and community.

Since the average building in Jeffco is now nearly 50 years old, there are a lot of facility needs, as well. Facilities staff has recommended a $567 million Capital Improvement Program that benefits all schools, makes major renovations to high schools built before 1980, expands career and technical education sites, and accommodates growth with additions and new schools.


Choose a school location from the map below to see what improvements a bond package would make possible


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