Jeffco Public Schools has a Parent and Community Involvement coordinating committee composed of representatives from the community, Jeffco PTA, Accountability, the Jefferson County Education Association, the Jefferson County Administrator Association, the Classified School Employees Association, and district cabinet. This committee meets monthly to facilitate the implementation of the targets in the district’s strategic plan. These include encouraging a deeper understanding of a welcoming environment in all schools, increasing the level of parental involvement in support of student achievement, establishing partnerships that support Jeffco Schools in reaching the mission, and encouraging a school based decision making process that is welcoming, and inclusive.
Resources for Parent and Family Involvement
In Colorado, the focus of school accountability is at the school level. The local accountability committees set prioritization of expenditures of school money; determine whether decisions affecting the educational process are advancing or impeding student achievement; report educational performance to the public; review safety issues; and adopt high, but achievable goals and objectives for improvement of education. See additional information about school-based decision making. The Colorado Department of Education supports school districts through a framework that establishes performance expectations. Learn more about these efforts at Schoolview.orgCommunity Involvement
Community participation provides continued educational excellence for Jeffco. Find out about districtwide parent groups, oversight committees and how to support students at the district level by reviewing our Community and Volunteer Web page.Family Literacy
Family Literacy in Jefferson County is designed to increase whole-family success in education and promote the community connectedness of families. It attempts to break the cycle of low literacy and under-education while beginning a cycle of education, stability, and independence. Read more.Jefferson County PTA
Jeffco PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer association in the United States working exclusively on behalf of all children and youth. For more than 100 years, PTA has promoted the education, health, and safety of children and families. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation, state and local communities of its obligations to children.
The goal of school based decision making is to ensure there is the staff, parent and community involvement needed to accomplish the district mission through its Strategic Plan. Check with individual schools regarding their collaborative committees. Read more.Parents as Partners Toolkit
Parents, a child's teacher, and Jeffco Public Schools have the same goal: that our children have success in school. The Parents as Partners Toolkit provide a wealth of ideas to accomplish this goal.Welcoming Environment
Jeffco Public Schools actively engages parents and families to collaborate and create a shared responsibility for student success. In Jeffco Public Schools, the time and talents of all families are welcomed and valued. Parents are encouraged to become meaningfully involved in the school community and in their own children's learning. The creation of a positive welcoming environment in all schools ensures that parents, community, and staff share in a partnership to develop a strong and nurturing environment so that all students achieve academic and social success.District Policies Regarding Parent Involvement