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Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high-risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department alleging a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking … more

CTE opportunities for Jeffco students — an overview

Career and Technical Education (CTE) was the main topic of October’s Jeffco Board of Education meeting. Seen as a pathway to career and college readiness, CTE has been a component of Jeffco schools … more

Rocking kindness at Wilmot Elementary

Kindness, community and art have been rolled into one as part of the Wilmot Elementary School rocks project. Starting the first day of school in August, art teacher Elisabeth Marcus had students … more

Election 2021: Jeffco school board candidate Q&As

2021 Candidates for positions on the Board of Education for Jeffco Public Schools were sent a candidate questionnaire. Below are links to each candidate. Be sure to check out the Jeffco Election … more

Candidate profile: Kathy Miks

Profession: Engineer Residence: Littleton Campaign Website: Why are you seeking this office? I want to make a positive difference in our community. My Jeffco education … more

Candidate profile: Theresa Shelton

Profession: Licensed CPA with 35 years of experience in finance and operations; member of Colorado State University’s Accounting Advisory Board. Residence: Golden Campaign Website: … more

Candidate profile: Paula Reed

Profession: Customer Service/Retired Teacher Residence: Lakewood Campaign Website: Why are you seeking this office? Over the years, I have watched decisions made by … more

Candidate profile: David Johnson

Profession: Behavioral Health executive Residence: Evergreen Campaign Website: Why are you seeking this office? To be of service to the community. What makes you the best person … more

Candidate profile: Jeff Wilhite

Profession: Banking and Construction Lending Residence: Westminster/Westbrook Campaign website: Why are you seeking this office? Superintendent Tracy Dorland wants to … more

Candidate profile: Danielle Varda

Profession: Professor, University of CO Denver, School of Public Affairs; CEO and Founder, Visible Network Labs Residence: Arvada Campaign Website: Why are you … more

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools. more

New child care center at RRCC

A recent generous grant of $40,000.00 from the Buell Foundation will support the operations of the Children’s Center at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). Established in 1998, the Children’s … more

Drilling down on Jeffco assessment results

During the Sept. 2, Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, District officials including Dr. Carol Eaton, Executive Director of Instructional Data Services, presented the board an overview of … more

Unopposed CCSD school board candidates

School board District C seat representing most of Idaho Springs • Kelly Flenniken, incumbent, running unopposed. She has two students at Carlson Elementary School. • While school board members … more

Two running for Clear Creek school board seat

The two candidates for the Clear Creek School District D seat support the district’s $33 million bond request and believe the four-day school week the district is implementing next year is a good … more

Asking questions about COVID

King-Murphy fourth graders are helping Clear Creek Public Health explain COVID-19 to other children. They recorded questions last week about the pandemic that experts will answer, and the Q-and-A’s … more

Changes to bus and food service for Jeffco Schools

On Sept. 30, Jefferson County Schools released a community update saying Transportation staff was down over 28% — more than 80 drivers— placing them at a critical level. The District said since … more

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For … more

The cat’s meow

Shoes are piling up at Wilmot Elementary School. So far, 332 pairs of shoes have been counted and bundled, waiting for Blue Spruce Kiwanis to pick them up and send them to the nonprofit Soles4Souls. … more

Bobcats put their PAWS up

The empathy fairy paid a visit to students at West Jefferson Elementary on Sept. 17 and reminded them how to put themselves in others’ shoes among other helpful lessons. The fairy was part of a … more
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