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Board of Education

The Jefferson County Board of Education is the policy-making body of the school district. Its powers and duties are set by state law. The Board is responsible for educational planning and evaluation, staffing and appraisal, school facilities, financial resources and communication. The Board acts as a court of appeal for staff members, students and the public on issues involving board policy or implementation of that policy.


Your opinion and feedback are important to the Board of Education. The community is invited to attend board meetings and speak publicly about district policy. Find out how to sign up to speak to the Board of Education

Board of Education Town Hall Meetings

Join our Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education (Board) representatives for 90-minute town hall meetings for an opportunity to get to know your area representative, learn more about the Board’s goals and understand their roles in districtwide initiatives.

These events are open to the public and our community is encouraged to attend the meeting hosted by their designated area representative.

Newly elected Board members will host town hall meetings for their designated areas in 2024. Check back for dates, times and locations.

Board of Education Members

Board of Education Members

The Board is composed of five members elected to alternating four-year terms. Elections are held every two years. Board members are elected at large, but represent a specific area of the county - their representative district. Board members are not paid; they give freely of their time to serve the community. After each School Board election, the Board chooses its officers for the next two years. If a vacancy occurs, the Board names an appointee to serve until the next election.

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Board Agendas, News and meeting schedule

Access the Jeffco Public Schools BoardDocs site, to find Board of Education meeting agendas and policies in a searchable format as well as the latest news and important documents. View the meeting schedule by clicking below. 

Go to BoardDocs

To view the board meeting remotely visit

La reunión de la Junta Directiva de Educación (BOE) de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Jefferson es transmitida en directo. Se proveerá interpretación simultánea en español y en vivo mediante Google Meet.

Para acceder a la interpretación en español:

Favor, llame a este número: (617) 675-4444

Luego marque su contraseña: 135 675 465 2692#

Enlace para la transmisión en vivo de la BOE:

Board Recognitions

Guidelines for Board Recognitions

One of the goals of Jeffco’s Board of Education is to recognize the accomplishments of Jeffco Public Schools staff, students, and community members who advance the district’s vision and mission, and uphold the values outlined in Jeffco’s strategic plan, Jeffco Thrives 2025.

The Board’s recognition program selects individuals who go above and beyond to achieve an award/accomplishment and exemplify the district’s values. Each month at a regular board meeting during the school year, these individuals are celebrated by the Board. 

Any Team Jeffco employee can nominate an individual by completing a recognition form. Criteria for nominations is included below. Jeffco’s Board of Education members will review submissions to determine which individuals fit the criteria and select a handful to recognize each month.

The following criteria will be used to determine the Board recognitions: 

  • Students: The Board may publicly recognize students for achievements in academics, athletics, activities, and more, including those who:
    •  Have won a state competition
    • Have won or placed highly in a national or international competition
    • Have won a national scholarship or been recognized as a national scholar (awards of merit)
    • Have achieved a school-wide or districtwide accomplishment
    • Have been elected as an officer of a state or national student organization
    • Have given extraordinary service
    • Have achieved a unique accomplishment

  • Schools, Departments, or District-Based & School-Based Staff: The Board may publicly recognize teams or staff members who:
    •  Have been selected to represent the state in a national or international program
    • Have won a state or national award in competition
    • Have been elected as an officer of a state or national professional organization
    •  Have given extraordinary service
    • Have mastered a rare or unusual accomplishment
    • Have written or developed outstanding professional work
    • Have achieved a program milestone (i.e. school anniversary)
  • Community Members or Community Organizations: The Board may publicly recognize those in the community who:
    •  Have performed extraordinary service for the district or an individual school or department
Submit a Nomination

Note: Amazing achievements and accomplishments take place daily across the district. If you want to recognize an employee, student, school, or department that you think deserves recognition but does not fit the board criteria, you can submit to our good news submission form. The district will share the good news across district channels including social media, newsletters, and more.

Board recognitions are categorized as the following: 

  •  Our Learners, Our Future that includes:
  •  Our People, Our Strength
  •  Our Operations, Our Foundation
  •  Our Community, Our Legacy
  •  Jeffco Thrives Recognition: This recognition is awarded to a team or individual who collectively embody the mission, vision and values of Jeffco Public Schools.
Questions about Board recognitions? Contact Jennifer Zavada at [email protected]

Board and District Policies

Board and District Policies

Jeffco Public Schools has developed policies in response to state and federal statutes and to give direction to the educational process in Jeffco Public Schools. These policies are intended to protect the rights and well-being of our students and staff and are revised as needed to meet our mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future.

Call 303-982-6801 for questions related to the Board of Education.

Board Ends and Monitoring Reports

The Board of Education's Ends governing statement and policies are as follows:

Jeffco students need and deserve robust academic, enrichment, and social-emotional programming that challenges them to grow and that prepares them for college, for careers, and for community life. Within available resources, the board prioritizes thriving educational experiences for students as its primary focus. This commitment will be achieved through system-wide accountability to make budget and policy decisions that are aligned with the board's ends.

The Board's Ends policies present Board goals for the district:

  • Ends 1Jeffco Public Schools provides the educational experience students need and deserve, today.
  • Ends 2Jeffco Public Schools acts with integrity to make an impact, focus on solutions, respect partnerships, and be accountable for successful outcomes.
  • Ends 3Jeffco Public Schools cultivates an environment of safety, belonging, respect, inclusivity, and encouragement.

Monitoring Reports

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