Feb 12 2018

Teacher Conferences, School Start Times, Legislative Update

Winter Conference Dinner for Bell Staff is 2/15/18

Please sign up to help provide dinner items for the wonderful Bell staff during the Winter Conferences on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aa8a72e5-conference

Thank you in advance for helping give our Bell staff a great dinner!

JEFFCO HOSTING A SCHOOL START TIME INFO NIGHT

The info night is open to the public and will be Monday February 12th, 5:30 -7:00 pm in the Ed Center Board Room. The goal of this meeting is to share information and collect general input/concerns. A task force to examine school start time options will be established after the initial meeting. Any changes will not be implemented until the 2019-20 school year.  For more information, please click on the Info Night Flyer.

Legislative Update

The Colorado Superintendents’ Modernized School Finance Formula Bill was introduced into the Colorado House of Representatives last week.  Colorado superintendents proposed legislation to update the state’s 24-year-old school finance formula, focusing on changing the formula to be more equitable.

In conjunction, petitions are circulating to get the Great Schools, Thriving Communities initiative on the November ballot. Its goals are to create a quality public education fund, ensure that decisions about how to spend new dollars are made at the local level, allow an additional tax on federal taxable income earned above $150,000 and on corporations, and stabilize support for schools by lowering property tax rates and then freezing the rates, which are the third lowest in the nation.