Dear Jeffco Families & Community,

August means back-to-school for students in Jeffco! Teachers, principals, and staff have been hard at work for weeks getting ready for this coming school year and students reported back this week.

Thanks to Jeffco voters, who passed construction bond question 5B in 2018, there are also some exciting changes coming to schools in Jeffco for this school year. Construction crews have been busy across our community this summer, hard at work on the first wave of projects and improvements. The most visibly noticeable changes will come in fields and tracks at some of our most needy sites, but improvements have also been underway on the interior of several buildings. All told, our construction projects will be going for five more years and will make a major and long-term investment in our community’s schools.

Voters also passed ballot question 5A, which brings needed ongoing operational dollars to Jeffco. As promised by the Board of Education during the campaign, we’ve used the funds to raise employee salaries, make improvements to mental health and school safety staffing, expand career/technical education opportunities, expand early childhood education sites, and invest in new curricular materials including a 1:1 educational technology initiative where eventually every student 5th grade and up will have their own district device.