Jeffco board votes to close two more schools amid enrollment decline

By Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado

“Jeffco’s school board voted 4-1 Thursday night to close two district K-8 schools that together serve more than 500 students and have nearly 100 staff.

The two schools, Coal Creek Canyon K-8 and Arvada K-8, are the smallest of five K-8 schools in Jeffco Public Schools.  Board members said that although closing schools is difficult, they worried that not closing schools would just kick the problem down the road instead of solving it.”

This summary originated from a story produced Yesenia Robles for Chalkbeat Colorado.