Board of Education

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.

Board Agendas, Policies & News

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.

Go to BoardDocs

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Watch the live stream of the Board of Education meeting or view prior meeting videos at this link

Board Meeting Minutes

Written and recorded minutes of Jefferson County Board of Education Meetings are available for public review. Read more.


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:

Board of Education Meeting Schedule

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. (use a browser not Internet Explorer)

Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the Board Community Forums. The input gathered will help with future budget decisions and setting priorities for our students. We look forward to more outreach endeavors in the months to come and hope to gain your feedback at these opportunities as well.

Election 2016

The Board approved placing two questions on the November 8, 2016 ballot for a $535 million bond issue and a $33 million mill levy override. Reasons for voter support are outlined in the August 25 resolution. Community feedback on school needs for a bond and mill levy was received June 2, 16, July 28 and August 2, following the 14 forums and online survey used in development of the Facilities Master Plan.

Read more about the election and election forums.

Board of Education Members

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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.

Advisory Committees

The Board also has community expertise advising them through committees:

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's Ends policies present Board goals for the district: Ends 1, Ends 2, Ends 3.

Contact Information

Helen Neal
Chief of Staff
for the Board and Superintendent

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