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May 12, 2014
Jeffco teachers contract not a done deal yet; next steps unclear
Teachers in Jefferson County are being asked to approve a tentative agreement the union and the district reached Friday. But it appears the two parties…
Super Search: Jeffco Edition
May 10, 2014
Jeffco board names Dougco administrator as lone superintedent finalist
The announcement came after three days of reviewing candidates.
May 2, 2014
Jeffco board majority inches toward expanding kindergarten options
Despite their best efforts, dozens of supporters of a plan to expand free full-day kindergarten in Jefferson County did not convince the conservative school board majority of the program's benefits. But at least one member of that majority — which so far has blocked a modest expansion of the program — said at the board's Thursday meeting he'd be interested in exploring alternatives to provide the program for free to more of Jefferson County's neediest students.
April 8, 2014
Citing impasse, Jeffco teachers union breaks off open negotiations
Negotiations between the Jeffco Public Schools teacher union and board of education are on hold after the association declared an impasse Monday evening. “It has become…
April 3, 2014
Jeffco board takes half-step in leader search
The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education tonight is expected to finalize the list of characteristics and qualifications it will use to select the next leader of the state's second largest school district.
February 20, 2014
Jeffco board expected to tap Iowa-based firm to aid in leader search
The Jeffco Public Schools board of education is expected to hire executive search firm Ray and Associates, Inc., to help find its next superintendent, according to…
Own Worst Enemy
February 20, 2014
Researchers: Jeffco leadership transition could hinder achievement goals
Increased media attention, rampant rumors and widespread distrust among Jeffco's community of parents, teachers, administrators and the board may make it difficult to attract a credible superintendent candidate, education researchers and policy experts told Chalkbeat Colorado.
February 17, 2014
Jeffco Board President Witt: New superintendent should be in place by May
In a wide-ranging interview with Chalkbeat Colorado, Jeffco School Board President Ken Witt discusses his policy priorities for the state’s second largest school district -- including what role performance pay might play in coming teachers contract negotiations -- and, what, if any, steps need to be taken to repair a fractured education community.
February 8, 2014
Jeffco superintendent announces she’ll leave at end of February, citing distrust from new board majority
Stevenson announced her Feb. 21 exit to the district's board of education and a packed room of about 250 anxious supporters at an 8 a.m. Saturday meeting, originally scheduled to discuss the suburban district's budget.
February 8, 2014
Live-blog: Stevenson will leave Jeffco by end of the month
LIVE BLOG: Jeffco Public Schools' board of education is meeting today to discuss the budget and, maybe maybe not, a closed door meeting to discuss Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. Check here for updates.
February 7, 2014
Jeffco board president seeks executive session to discuss superintendent
The request caught some board members and Jeffco administrators, including Stevenson, by surprise. Rumors of the board president Ken Witt's intent — to remove Stevenson from her post — have swirled throughout the day.
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