pay off for Arvada High School
students.The Colorado Legacy
Foundation rewards students
who pass AP tests. Arvada HS had the most qualifying scores of the foundation's 13 schools.
Board of Education Community Engagement
The Jefferson County Board of Education hosted a series of community engagement meetings to gather feedback from the public about the 2014-15 budget. The board also conducted a community survey, which received 13,000 responses. See the survey results and comments. A video about the budget, which was shown at the community engagement meetings, can be seen here in Windows or QuickTime.
Board of Education Seeks Nominiations for Technology Committee
Ten community members are needed to serve on the newly formed Jeffco Public Schools’ Technology and Data Privacy Advisory Committee. The committee will serve in an advisory capacity to the Jefferson County Board of Education on district technology strategies, systems and overall data governance. Committee members will review the district’s technology plan with a focus on aligning it to instructional goals and opportunities for technology innovation. Read More.
Jeffco Board of Education Hires Search Firm to Identify Superintendent Candidates
Members of the Jefferson County Board of Education have selected Ray and Associates, Inc. to provide executive search services for the replacement of Jeffco Superintendent Dr. Cindy Stevenson. Stevenson’s last day as superintendent is Friday, Feb. 21.
At their Feb. 18 meeting, board members interviewed two search firms — Ray and Associates, Inc. and ProAct. Approval of the executive search agreement with Ray and Associates, Inc. will be on the Thursday, February 27 board consent agenda. The search process will include constituent and stakeholder input, recruiting and screening, with interviews planned during April and May.
Grant Helps Schools and Students Thrive
Jeffco's Healthy Schools initiative and Kaiser Permanente's Thriving Schools Initiative are working together to help make good health a part of everyday life in Jeffco Schools.
A $200,000 Thriving Schools grant, when finalized, will be used to help Jeffco schools and PE teachers purchase or make improvements like new physical activity equipment, pedometers, walking tracks or playground makeovers. Launched nationally by Kaiser Permanente in February 2013, Thriving Schools engages school communities to champion change by incorporating evidence-based, community health improvement practices.
"This is so exciting for us because a PE teacher in Jeffco typically has a yearly budget of $300 to $400 and you can't buy or upgrade equipment for nearly 500 students with that small of a budget," said Jeffco Healthy Schools coordinator Emily O'Winter. "We are going to use the grant money to help PE teachers increase and extend physical activity into the classroom and school day." Read More.
Engage Jeffco Schools
The district is always looking for ways to better connect with the people who have an interest in our schools. We also understand that attending a meeting to make your voice heard is not always possible. We searched for another way to connect with our community and we think we have found it. We offer an online discussion fourm Engage Jeffco Schools.