At its Jan. 28 special board meeting/retreat, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education adopted three resolutions related to the budget for 2011-2012. You can view those resolutions here.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools Department of Student Services is in the process of destroying all special education records of former students whose birthdays fall between Jan. 1, 1985, and Dec. 31, 1988. These are not academic records.
An important part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools' ability to address budget shortfalls at the state level has been employees taking a reduction in compensation (salary and benefits).
Adams 12 Five Star Schools will submit a grant application to the Colorado Department of Education for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) grant. Under federal regulations, school districts are required to post public notice when applying for 21st CCLC grant funding.
Enrico (Rico) Figueroa has been appointed to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education. Figueroa is a program manager for The Center for Relationship Education/The Colorado Healthy Marriage Project. He has worked and volunteered with students in various programs that provide tutoring and character development.
Years of substantial budget cuts to K-12 education have Colorado school districts, including Adams 12 Five Star Schools, looking for innovative ways to help drive new revenue. Through the district’s public engagement process for making budget cuts, community members indicated their support for the district pursuing new revenue opportunities, including bus advertising.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Five Star District with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
New for the 2012-13 school year, tuition for Extended Day Kindergarten will be reduced to $300 per month.
The Studio School in Northglenn has earned a $10,000 award from the "Glee Give a Note Contest." The "Glee Give A Note" campaign started more than three months ago and will distribute $1 million to schools nationwide in grants to support music programs.
Twentieth Century Fox Television and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) presented the contest.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools recognizes that some children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from Early Entrance into Kindergarten. For those students that do not meet the age requirement, the District will take applications beginning December 1st through March 1, 2012 for placement in the fall.