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May 20, 2015
Jeffco, union to talk new teacher pay Thursday
Jeffco officials and representatives from the teachers union will work out the final details on how to place new teachers in the district's new compensation plan.
Stop right there — thank you very much
May 12, 2015
Judge puts part of Jeffco pay plan on hold
But Judge Christopher Zenisek stopped short of saying the contested portion of the plan, which was approved by all five members of the Jeffco school board, was illegal.
May 3, 2015
Dahlkemper won’t seek re-election to Jeffco school board
Dahlkemper is half of the school board's minority voting bloc.
law & disorder
May 1, 2015
Jeffco union claims board, district overstepped authority creating new pay system
A complaint filed by the Jeffco teachers union, alleging the district and its board has not bargained in good faith, was heard today in Jefferson County District Court.
sharing is caring
April 17, 2015
Jeffco board member apologizes for sharing link to “hate group” on Facebook
School board member Julie Williams shared a link from an organization that encouraged families to keep kids at home on a day designed to raise awareness about bullying.
April 16, 2015
Jeffco union president explains lawsuit on compensation plan
That’s the crux of why the Jefferson County Education Association filed a lawsuit to block the rollout of a new compensation system for…
no place like home
March 20, 2015
A new home for school that serves Jeffco students with severe emotional needs
The Jefferson County school board last night approved a campus shuffle that will provide an updated home for a school that serves students with severe emotional needs.
in plain sight
March 10, 2015
Jeffco teacher contract talks off to a “good start”
Officials from Jeffco Public Schools and the union hope to have a new contract solidified by the end of May.
February 23, 2015
Jeffco union wins injunction to stop release of names of educators involved in sick out
Jeffco Public Schools has already released a partial list of educators who collectively called out sick last year.
January 30, 2015
Jeffco board lawyer: emails can be deleted
Jeffco Public Schools should adopt a policy that spells out how long board members should retain emails they send or receive, the board’s lawyer said Thursday night. That…
December 11, 2014
Five things we’ve learned about Jeffco’s new teacher pay, evaluation system
The new system in Jeffco bases raises on teacher evaluations. It's a stark departure from the status quo that based a teacher's salary on how much time he spent in the classroom and his continuing education. The change prompted a vote of no confidence in board chairman Ken Witt and was a contributing factor to a series of teacher sickouts that forced the district to cancel class at four high schools this fall.
November 6, 2014
Jeffco students interrupt board meeting, leave peacefully
As part of their demonstration, the students said they had four demands:
October 24, 2014
Jeffco’s chief messenger to exit next month
Chief Communications Officer Lynn Setzer's last day will be Nov. 5. Then, she'll join the Mapleton Public Schools in Adams County for a similar role.
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October 20, 2014
Jeffco board member: we need more guidance on open records
Jefferson County conservative board member Julie Williams believes board members have not been properly trained on the state's open records laws and other district policies.
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October 17, 2014
Witt’s missing emails point to possible flaws in Jeffco policy, state open records laws
Chalkbeat learned of five instances Witt conducted public business from private email account that weren't disclosed in a public records request.
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