Aurora Public Schools Board of Education Notes Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of the
APS Board of Education Newsletter!

On behalf of the Board, Id like to welcome all of our students, families and staff back for another great school year.

This year marked the 10th Annual Back to School Kickoff. Thousands of families and staff members enjoyed the spectacular event at the Town Center at Aurora. During the kickoff, APS launched a new interactive map. Be sure to check it out to view school promotional videos, demographics and performance data for each school.

Speaking of performance data, we are thrilled to begin the year with news that APS has earned its way off the state accountability clock. The hard work and dedication of APS staff members, students and families are paying off as we continue to shape successful futures.

- Amber Drevon, APS Board President

Key Board News

The Board of Education will have four seats up for election this November. Voters will decide which four of the following nine candidates will represent the Aurora community. Please be sure to get to know the candidates before November.

  • Kelly Armstrong-Romero
  • Jane Barber
  • Kevin Cox
  • Debra Gerkin
  • Marques Ivey
  • Miguel Lovato
  • Gail Pough
  • Lea Steed
  • Barbara Yamrick

Back-to-School Highlights

The APS Board of Education is excited to partner with our community throughout the 2017-18 school year. With almost one month down, this school year is getting off to a great start. We look forward to celebrating successes and continuing to build on our momentum of increasing student achievement across the district. There is still much work to be done! It is our honor to partner with you.

During the first days of school, we had the pleasure of greeting students and welcoming them back to school alongside APS staff and community members.

On Saturday, August 5, our community also helped make our Back-to-School Kickoff a big success. Thousands of students, families, and staff and community members came out to enjoy good food, take home school supplies and learn about helpful resources. Thank you to the Town Center at Aurora for continuing to graciously host this well-loved event.

Bowman Heart Screenings LogoLow-Cost Heart Screenings Available on September 30

The Anthony Bates Foundation and the Jeffrey Bowman Heart Fund are offering low-cost heart screenings at the APS Professional Learning Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Scholarships are also available for discounted or free heart screenings. Jeffrey Bowman died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest while participating in a sport he loved. His parents have a goal of preventing this from happening to others. For more details about this event, please contact Troy at


September 12, 2017 Edition

Aurora Public Schools

Agendas & Minutes

Upcoming Events

Our Unified Job Description

"The job of the APS Board of Education is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. We do our job by advocating for the success of all students through effective governance, serving as good stewards of taxpayer dollars and being responsive to our stakeholders. Our community needs us to do our job."

We Want to Hear from You!

The APS Board of Education typically meets twice a month on Tuesdays. Time is set aside at the beginning of each meeting for the public to address the Board on items that are not on the agenda.

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 or contact Aurora Public Schools at 303-344-8060, extension 28988.


Aurora Public Schools Board of Education
Educational Services Center 1
15701 E. 1st. Ave., Suite 206
Aurora, 80011

Questions or comments? Email us at or call 303-344-8060, extension 28988.

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