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Adams 14 School District
big decision ahead
May 6, 2019
Few easy options as Colorado State Board weighs outside manager for troubled Adams 14
Urgency is high as July 1 draws closer. This isn’t the first external manager the State Board of Education considers for the Adams 14 school district.
May 3, 2019
Mapleton reaches across boundaries, luring Adams 14 families with priority in enrollment
The Mapleton district sent out 10,000 post cards, including many to Adams 14 families offering prioritized enrollment.
April 23, 2019
The Adams 14 school board now includes a district parent, and she speaks Spanish fluently
Board members said Laura Martinez brought a perspective the board doesn't currently have: that of a district mom, and a Spanish speaker.
April 23, 2019
Adams 14 board selects national MGT Consulting as new pick to manage its district
The State Board of Education must approve the district's selected manager. It rejected the district's first pick.
April 11, 2019
State Board rejects Mapleton as Adams 14 manager and apologizes for not acting sooner
In a letter signed by Adams 14 board President Connie Quintana, she wrote that her board would attempt to identify a new external manager at a meeting April 23.
April 10, 2019
Five people have applied to fill a vacant seat on the Adams 14 school board
The Adams 14 board will interview applicants on April 23 and will likely vote then on who to appoint.
April 9, 2019
Adams 14 superintendent out as leader of the troubled district
Javier Abrego will serve out the remainder of his contract, but will not oversee daily operations, instead agreeing to be available to the district.
April 9, 2019
One company could lead school improvement efforts in at least two Colorado districts soon
The Florida-based company, MGT Consulting, could double their school turnaround management work soon with three projects in Colorado.
April 3, 2019
External manager choice unclear as Adams 14 board takes no action
Adams 14 officials say they will reach out to the state to set up a meeting with Mapleton leaders.
March 28, 2019
Adams 14 chooses a second group to manage its district, giving Mapleton an ultimatum
The board of Adams 14 passed a resolution asking Mapleton to agree to work with MGT Consulting, a Florida-based company, on the work of managing Adams 14.
March 20, 2019
Colorado school district mergers could happen without voters’ OK
Colorado’s 178 school districts include some with fewer than 50 students, some that don’t serve all grades, and some that have struggled academically…
March 14, 2019
Can Mapleton help manage troubled Adams 14 district? State board hesitates.
The State Board of Education took a vote Thursday to delay the selection of an EMO, or external manager, for Adams 14, asking the district to talk to Mapleton.
More than a visitor
March 4, 2019
Adams 14 investigation finds board member violated policy by helping his wife substitute teach
The Adams 14 investigation did not find how often Bill Hyde visited his wife’s classrooms, but found “from time to time” as Hyde puts it, is an “understatement.”
February 27, 2019
Adams 14 school board member resigns amid investigation
Adams 14 had banned the board member from classrooms during an investigation into an incident where he grabbed a student by the arm.
February 13, 2019
Adams 14 board selected its neighbor district to be its external manager
The State Board of Education now gets final say, and must decide whether or not to approve Mapleton as external manager for Adams 14.
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