By Lesley Dahlkemper
The voters of Jefferson County knew it was time to step up for the future of students when they gave a resounding “yes” to ballot measures 3A and 3B last November.
Voters’ generosity ensured that Jeffco Schools would not have to make $45 million in reductions during the 2013-14 school year. These reductions would have resulted in the loss of 600 jobs and the elimination of important programs for our students.
School district’s plan to use ‘cloud’ storage for student data invites disaster
Jefferson County Schools has decided to put all student personal information in a national database called “inBloom.” It has done this secretly without any prior input from parents and taxpayers.
If you took a social studies class in the past 30 years, there’s no way you could avoid knowing chapter and verse about McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses at the FBI, and President Nixon’s “enemies list.”
Schools’ plan to test inBloom was carefully considered, communicated
A recent letter to the editor stated that “Jefferson County Schools has decided to put all student personal information in a national database called ‘inBloom.’ It has done this secretly without any prior input from parents and taxpayers.”
The Colorado legislature adjourned May 8 after completing the work of the first session of the 69th General Assembly. Highly contentious issues and partisan wrangling characterized the session. Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the governor’s office after a two-year period in which control of the legislature was split, as Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and 2012 by a narrow 33-32 margin.