The Jefferson County Board of Education is the policy-making body of the school district. Its powers and duties are set by state law. The Board is responsible for educational planning and evaluation, staffing and appraisal, school facilities, financial resources and communication. The Board acts as a court of appeal for staff members, students and the public on issues involving board policy or implementation of that policy.
Access Jeffco Public Schools BoardDocs site, where you will find Board of Education agendas and district policies in a searchable format as well as the latest news and important documents.
Watch the live stream of the Board of Education meeting at this link.
Board Meeting Minutes
Written and recorded minutes of Jefferson County Board of Education Meetings are available for public review. Read more.Negotiations
A Negotiated Agreement, developed after hours at the bargaining table, will move forward for ratification by the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) and, then, will be submitted to the Board of Education for adoption.
“This innovative contract is a result of nearly 150 hours at the negotiating table by the negotiating team as well as a commitment to collaboration by the JCEA and Jeffco School Board,” said Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee. “While both sides compromised on contract components, we believe this agreement is good for Jeffco students and Jeffco teachers. I am looking forward to its implementation during this next school year.”
The new contract for the 2015-16 has as its foundation school-level and District-level collaboration. The negotiating teams started with a blank piece of paper and crafted a negotiated agreement for the 21st century that is one-third the length of the prior document.Calendar
The Jefferson County Board of Education encourages you to become involved in education. You are invited to attend Board of Education meetings. See the latest:
This November, Jeffco Public Schools will have two of five Board of Education seats open for election. A recall effort is underway on three Board seats. Read more about the election and candidates.
Board of Education Members
The Board is composed of five members elected to alternating four-year terms. Elections are held every two years. Board members are elected at large, but represent a specific area of the county - their representative district. Board members are not paid; they give freely of their time to serve the community. After each School Board election, the Board chooses its officers for the next two years. If a vacancy occurs, the Board names an appointee to serve until the next election.Participate in a Board of Education Meeting
Your opinion and feedback are important to the Board of Education. The community is invited to attend board meetings and speak publicly about district policy. Find out how to sign up to speak to the Board of Education.Board and District Policy
Jeffco Public Schools has developed policies in response to state and federal statutes, and to give direction to the educational process in Jeffco Public Schools. These policies are intended to protect the rights and well-being of our students and staff and are constantly changing to better meet our mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Access the searchable policy database.
The Board also has community expertise advising them through committees:
- Audit Committee
- Capital Asset Advisory Committee
- Facilities Usage Committee
- District Accountability Committee
- Financial Oversight Committee
- Strategic Planning and Advisory
- Council/District Accountability Committee
- Technology and Data Privacy Advisory Committee
Chief of Staff
for the Board and Superintendent