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27J Schools recognizes four-day hurdlers

27J Schools made the switch to a four-day student contact week in August 2019. In addition, based on overwhelming research, the District decided to delay start times for middle and high school students and start elementary school times earlier. Over the past six months, students and staff have been acclimating to the change and at the January 22 Board of Education meeting, the District recognized staff members who are taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the four-day work week and change in start times.  


27J Schools commends the talented certified and classified staff who continue to provide the best education for our students in 27J Schools.


Reaching Out Award for “Four-Day Hurdler”

Lynette Coulter - Director of Child Care

Tanner Dalmann - Executive Secretary - Operations Department

Lisa Bush - Instructional Coach - South Elementary

Judd Farner - Drama/English Teacher - Riverdale Ridge High School

Second Grade Team - Marisol Morales and Marilyn Charles - North Elementary

Transportation Team - District wide


The Board of Education honored Erica Yang for her artwork that was displayed at the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) conference. Erica is a fifth-grade student at West Ridge Elementary School. The Board of Education also recognized Art Teacher Sara Ratzlaff for facilitating the artwork submission.


The Board of Education also honored Jim Peters and the Art Academy of Colorado with the Reaching In Award. This business is being honored for their commitment and dedication to the 27J Schools committee. They expanded their class offerings due to the four-day schedule and an increase in need.