During the last Board election in 2015 the National (NEA), State (CEA) and local (JCEA) teachers unions provided nearly $275,000 in support to get the current “clean slate” Board members elected. National Education Association, $150,000 Colorado Education Association, $113,500 Jefferson County… Read more >
From his comments at the SJK Candidates’ Forum in Wheat Ridge last week, Brad Rupert wants us as taxpayers to believe that because of the size of the District, the District’s budget gets very complicated, very quickly. He was implying… Read more >
Publishing a budget so that people can read it does not make the budget transparent. For example, I doubt that anyone, other than someone in District finance, can answer the following budget related questions: Under what budget line item are… Read more >
The incumbent Board members (Ron Mitchell, Brad Rupert and Susan Harmon) violated District policy by electioneering on District property at the candidate forum on September 13th. Yes, that’s right, the people who establish and approve District policies and definitely know… Read more >
Should we believe Support Jeffco Kids or the Colorado Fiscal Transparency Website when it comes to Jeffco’s Budget?
A recent blog post by Support Jeffco Kids (SJK) was titled “Unless You Count $ Twice, There is no Billion Dollar Budget”. This post even led with the sentence “We’ve all heard the fictional story about the billion dollar budget… Read more >
The Board failed on its most important task – hiring a Superintendent who could move the education needle.
Recently, there has been a great deal of self-congratulating on the part of our School District and Superintendent relating to Jeffco’s 2016-2017 test scores. Most recently, we’ve seen an article published by the school district relating to CMAS Achievement. While… Read more >
Support Jeffco Kids (SJK) has recently written about how many groups and individuals Jason Glass has met with in his first 39 days as Jeffco Schools Superintendent. Well, Congratulations! However, do you see any individuals or groups on this list… Read more >
In a recent post (August 28th) Support Jeffco Kids talks about “Misleading Dark Forces” who purchased the .com of their domain – supportjeffcokids.org. But wasn’t this completely preventable? Isn’t this a story more about the “error” the Support Jeffco Kids team… Read more >
What are we to think when only days into a new fiscal year and just days on the job, the new Superintendent commits the equivalent of a full-time teacher’s salary so that he can “supervise” a PhD Education Leadership resident? Didn’t… Read more >
School counselors need to educate themselves on military opportunities and their responsibilities relating to House Bill 17-1041
The Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 17-1051, CONCERNING MEASURES TO INFORM STUDENTS OF EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES LEADING TO JOBS, during its last legislative session. This bill requires, among several other things, that public schools explain to parents and students the educational… Read more >