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September 17, 2015
Jeffco school board members, in ballot statements, explain why they shouldn’t be recalled
The "justification statements" by Witt, Williams and Newkirk will appear on the November ballot in Jefferson County.
August 19, 2015
Witt, Newkirk: Don’t challenge recall petition signatures
Recall targets say they're ready to ask voters to reaffirm what they believe is a mandate to improve the state’s second largest school district.
August 18, 2015
Jeffco clerk: School board recall organizers have enough signatures
Questions remain, however, about potential challenges and the timing of the recall if it is to proceed.
(Re)Call Me Maybe
August 14, 2015
Jeffco recall organizers triple war chest
Jeffco United for Action's total war chest is nearly $200,000.
November 6, 2014
Jeffco students interrupt board meeting, leave peacefully
As part of their demonstration, the students said they had four demands:
you've got (no) mail
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.
October 2, 2014
Jeffco board dials back curriculum proposal; plus questions we hope to answer tonight
Tonight's meeting is likely to be the most contentious yet. Students, parents, and teachers are expected to kick off the meeting with a protest and press conference.
September 18, 2014
Jeffco parents fear censorship as board considers new curriculum panel, AP history
The nine-member panel, as outlined by conservative Jeffco board member Julie Williams, would be appointed by the board and report directly to them on an ongoing basis. The committee would most likely be comprised of lay citizens — not necessarily education and curriculum specialists.
breaking up is hard to do
September 10, 2014
Jeffco union votes no confidence in board chair Ken Witt
The vote comes after the board majority, led by Ken Witt, approved a new compensation plan for teachers that differs greatly from the status quo.
over and out
September 9, 2014
Jeffco schools’ CFO resigns amid “a lot” of change
Lorie Gillis' exit comes at a precarious time for the school district.
Pay Day! May Day!
September 4, 2014
Jeffco board majority OKs tentative compensation plan for teachers
Because the new model is a complete abandonment of the suburban school district's status quo, a specific date when teachers will see their promised increases is unknown at this time.
dollars and sense
June 19, 2014
Jeffco board OKs general fund on split vote
Between increasing charter school funding and tentatively increasing teachers compensation, Jeffco finance chief Lorie Gillis warned the board the decisions they made Thursday could negatively impact the budget for the next several years if funding from the state does not continue to improve.
June 5, 2014
Jeffco board says no to proposed agreement with teachers union
The Jeffco board rejected a tentative agreement with the district's union. The two sides will go to fact finding.
Dan The Man
May 27, 2014
In split vote, Jeffco board hires new superintendent
Updated at 9:45 p.m. Whether the board hires Dan McMinimee to lead the state's largest K-12 school district doesn't appear to be in question. Whether the vote is unanimous or split along ideological lines and what that might mean for ongoing tension in the suburban community is.
May 21, 2014
Jeffco board to hear limited public comment before vote on superintendent finalist
The plan originally was just to vote on the candidate, Dan McMinimee. But an outpouring of request for public comment from community members prompted the board's chair to open up the meeting to 45 minutes of public comment.
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