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Board of education adopts three budget resolutions for 2011-2012


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11-12 Budget Resolutions

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.

Archived special education student records to be destroyed


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Archived Special Ed Records
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Record requests must be made within 30 days

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.

Certified staff takes furlough day on Feb. 3


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Classified and administrative employees to pay more into retirement system

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).

District invites input on 21st Century Community Learning Center Program grant


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21st CCLC Grant Application
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Provide feedback by Feb. 6

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 Figueroa appointed to Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education


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Board Appointment
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New board member fills Director District No. 4 seat

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.  

Bus advertising program to support Adams 12 Five Star Schools


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Bus Ads
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Ads expected to raise up to $10,000 in the first year

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.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools earns award for budget presentation


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Budget Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Five Star District with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

District announces schools open for tuition-based Extended Day Kindergarten


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Full Day K Options
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Tuition reduced to $300 per month

New for the 2012-13 school year, tuition for Extended Day Kindergarten will be reduced to $300 per month.

The Studio Schools earns $10,000 to support the arts


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Studio School earns $10,000

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.

Kindergarten early entrance applications are now being accepted for the 2012-13 school year


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Kinder Early Entrance
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Apply through March 1

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.