Jeffco Superintendent Meets With Parents Over Budget

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools heard concerns from parents and teachers about budget cuts on Saturday.

Dr. Cynthia Stevenson says they’re not only planning for this year’s budget shortfall, but also next year’s.

“The future, as we look at it, as we see funding reduced, we’re looking next year at approximately $40 million worth of reductions again on top of this $40 million,” Stevenson said. “The good news is that we will probably get more out of the school finance bill than we projected. We will be able to put money back into the reserves.”

A final decision on where the cuts will be made in the Jefferson County School District is scheduled to be announced on Thursday.

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  1. MIK says:

    Id ask if the Superintendant took a 3% cut in pay herself, and all the upper tier Jeffco School District Employees??? The teachers have , why not them???

  2. Regan Benson says:

    This is fascinating. Wasn’t this supposed to Board of Education Robin Johnsons forum, not a Cindy Stevenson forum? All the while this was happening, Board of Education Director Laura Boggs was conducting her own budget forum up in Evergreen, AS PLANNED, and boy did she do a good job speaking the truth! I wonder what Cindy Stevenson told these parents?

  3. Kim Herfurt says:

    I was a teacher for Jeffco for 23 years. I went to High School with Cindy while she was at Lakewood. I am not enamored with the way the district is being managed.

  4. kherfurt says:

    Rather than cut school funding in Outdoor eduction programs like Windy Peak and Mount Evans Outdoor Labs, why are we not considering reducing the number of administrative staff at the Education Center in Denver West. The students should be the first consideration in budget cuts, not the bureaucracy’s administrative moves.

  5. MARTINEZ says:

    RATHER THAN CUTTING THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION THEY SHOULD THINK ABOUT CUTTING THE UN NEEDED REMODELING OF THE SCHOOLS AND STOP BEING SO WASTEFUL LIKE HAVING LUNCHEONS COFFEE AND BREAKFASTS!!! IT IS REALLY RIDICULOUS THAT OUR CHILDREN HAVE TO SUFFER FOR JEFFCOS MISMANAGEMENT OF THE FUNDS!!

  6. Susan says:

    As a parent in Jefferson County, I have had several teachers tell me, through the years, that they never see the fruits of tax increases in the classroom. The administration’s salaries and their number should be reduced first and foremost – and the compensation – my goodness.

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