Welcome to the September 2020 edition of the
The start of this school year is like no other. Students were welcomed back to classes from their homes. The main focus of the Board of Education is the safety and protection for our students, teachers and educational facilities. Through these unpredictable and unprecedented times, it is vital that we listen to our community and follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Education.
The Board of Education commends the work of our school leaders and teachers. The creativity and innovation in the remote learning environment has been impressive to say the least. We are incredibly proud of our talented teachers and staff!
The Board understands the sacrifices that many families have had to make this school year, and we acknowledge and appreciate the connectedness and unity during these difficult times. It is vital that our focus remains on addressing each student’s social, emotional and academic needs. Now more than ever, it is essential to foster an educational environment that supports students, helping them to develop the necessary skills to become independent and successful learners and engaged citizens who are able to meet challenges with grit and resilience.
We could not be more proud of our teachers and staff and would like to thank them for their hard work, enthusiasm and most importantly their care and commitment to our students.
The Board and the District are committed to academic excellence and supporting our students and families as we continue to navigate this ever-changing landscape together.
As always, it continues to be a pleasure to serve our community.
- Dr. Kyla Armstrong-Romero, APS Board President
Key Board News
The Board of Education Directors are now meeting in person for meetings and following social-distancing guidelines.
All meetings will tentatively be held in person with limited seating and limited public comments due to COVID-19. Live streaming of all Board meetings will continue and are available at boe.aurorak12.org/live. Public comment to the Board of Education will continue to be taken via email by Claudia Paz-Blossick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals wishing to address the Board of Education for public comment in person or virtually using Zoom are also asked to sign up by emailing Claudia Paz-Blossick at email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday prior to each meeting. Participation will be limited to the first ten (10) people to sign up. All public comments are limited to three (3) minutes.
The public is able to watch the audio and video of the meeting live online and view any associated screen presentations. A recording of the meeting will be provided online for up to ninety days following a meeting and can be found at boe.aurorak12.org/meetings.
Out and About - Board Members in Our Schools and Community
Teachers and Students Get Creative to Make Remote Learning Engaging and Rigorous
APS Education Foundation Meal Fundraising and Virtual Gala
Board Meeting with Dr. John Douglas
September 9, 2020 Edition
Agendas & Minutes
Our Unified Job Description
On behalf of The Board of Education, we extend our sincerest well wishes to the APS community.
We Want to Hear from You!
If you have questions or comments, please join us at one of the meetings. For the complete schedule of APS Board of Education meetings, visit boe.aurorak12.org/meetings or contact Aurora Public Schools at 303-344-8060, extension 28988.