Pivoting, Jeffco now says elementary students will return to school full time in the fall
June 23, 2020
Citing parent feedback and concerns about equity, the Jeffco school district announced plans to allow elementary students back in schools full time this fall.
The finalized plan, announced to staff Thursday, is based on the assumption that health guidelines will permit gatherings of more than 10 people by August. That would eliminate a challenge of finding staff and space to keep classrooms to nine students each.
"We believe based on consultations with our health department, as well as recent comments from the Governor, that that limitation will not be present in the fall," said Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass, who oversees Colorado's second-largest district, serving 84,000 students.