Ninety four of Colorado’s 178 school districts are experiencing dips in enrollment this school year.
The new definition of ‘freedom:’ Children drilled in lockdowns, listening for the footsteps of a killer stalking the halls.
10 Denver schools slated for closure still are “on watch,” Aurora has shuttered 8 schools and Jeffco will close 15.
The district has exhausted its budget and drawn $32 million from its reserves to cover expenses this year. Closing the schools could save up to $12 million.
Republican Heidi Ganahl is citing Jeffco Kids First as she warns about distractions in schools. The Jeffco Public Schools board president says the rhetoric is “demonizing our kids.”
Enrollment is declining; spending is increasing. Closing schools won’t save enough money to prevent a budget emergency
More than 400 teachers and staff work at the 16 elementary schools recommended for closure. Some worry there won’t be another job for them in the district.
Amid mounting public pressure, two of Colorado’s largest school districts have approved 20% pay raises for school support staff, with Denver Public Schools pledging to boost pay by more than $4 per hour for many workers this year and Jeffco Public Schools agreeing to increase compensation by $3 per hour by September 2023. The pay […]
By Melanie Asmar, Yesenia Robles and Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado The union-backed majority on the Denver school board appears poised to consolidate power, as all four candidates endorsed by the teachers union were leading in the ballot count late Tuesday night. If the four win their elections, the board would be unanimously union-backed for the […]
Just two school districts accounted for the vast majority of COVID-19 testing in the first month of Colorado’s federally funded program to test students, teachers and staff in schools each week. According to data that the state submitted to federal officials last month, just one district performed nearly 80% of the program’s tests conducted in […]