JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Jefferson County School Board named the five schools that could be closed in the district to reallocate money to ensure competitive pay for teachers.
Jeffco Schools also plans to eliminate 136 staff positions.READ MORE: William Massey Arrested, Found With Long Gun After Reports Of Shots Fired Outside Apartment Complex
The schools on the list include Peck, Pennington, Pleasant View, Stober and Swanson.READ MORE: Colorado Weather Experts Urge Drivers To 'Look Before You Lock'
This comes after officials were told they need to come up with $20 million to pay for other employees’ compensation and benefits so those employees stay with the district.MORE NEWS: Denver Weather: First Triple Digits This Year As Record Heat Continues For Several More Days
The Jeffco School Board will vote on the closures at a later date.