School Notes

District 27J hosts annual G.Y.M. fun run/walk

The School District 27J Wellness Committee sponsors the annual G.Y.M. (Get Yourself Moving) 1 mile/5K fun run/walk Saturday, Sept. 21. The race starts and finishes at Brighton High School Stadium, located at the corner of Ron Cox Avenue (10th Avenue) and Southern Street in Brighton. Check in on the morning of the race is 7:15-7:50 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m. Advance registration is required by Sept. 13. Cost is $16, which includes a T-shirt and $10 without a T-shirt. $8 of every registration fee will go toward 27J physical education classes. Registration forms and fees can be hand delivered to the Nutrition Services Center, 630 S. Eighth Ave., Brighton, 80601 or mailed to the same address to the attention of Katie Lopez. Checks should be made payable to School District 27J. The registration form can be found at

Mapleton rolls out new website

Mapleton Public Schools has rolled out its new website,, that features functional improvements such as enhanced navigational tools, calendars, and emergency notification systems. Visitors are asked to email with comments and suggestions.

District 12 approves employee contract

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education approved the contract for the 2013-2014 school year between the district and the District Twelve Educators’ Association, DTEA, at the board’s regular meeting on Sept. 4. The agreement includes a 2.5 percent compensation increase: 1.5 percent is for a cost-of-living increase and the remaining 1 percent goes toward the PERA-mandated increase in the employee SAED contribution. Additionally, a step increase for years of experience will go into effect March 1, 2014. The district will pay for a 9.3 percent increase in costs for employee-only medical coverage. The master agreement with DTEA was also extended by one year to August 31, 2015. Part agreement relates to the commitment on the part of district and association leadership to use Interest Based Strategies, IBS, a process that enables traditional negotiators to become joint problem-solvers. IBS assumes that mutual gain is possible and that solutions which satisfy mutual interests are more durable, and the parties should help each other achieve a positive result.