Fear can be a powerful force. BVSD school administrators say it has driven some to forget that we are all part of the same community, trying to get through this international pandemic together
During the pandemic, every BVSD school has had to offer online classes. However, Boulder Universal, BVSD’s online school, has been offering virtual classes for 10 years. But through COVID-19, BU Principal Eric Moroye discovered the need for another version of online schooling.
“One of the biggest benefits of Boulder TEC is that it gives students the opportunity to get in depth in the programs that we offer before going out into the workplace or going on to college,” said Boulder TEC Principal Arlie Huffman.
Many people who learn about Boulder TEC say it is “BVSD’s Best Kept Secret.” While it has been around since 1967 (once serving more than 1,000 students on two campuses), today many high students do not realize that it is not only available to them, but an excellent opportunity to kick start a career. The program, which now serves more than 400 students on the Arapahoe Campus, hopes to change that
Boulder Valley School District’s class of 2020 edged up slightly in on-time graduation performance, posting a rate of 91.1%, an increase from the class of 2019’s 90.8% rate. BVSD students graduated at higher than the overall state rate of 81.9%.
Wednesday’s events at the U.S. Capitol were unprecedented and unsettling. While we are glad that order has been restored and our democratic processes were able to continue overnight, the imagery of a mob breaching security and taking control of the home of our national legislature is frightening to many adults, and no doubt to our children.
When people ask Chris Urbina, Boulder and Broomfield counties’ public health medical officer, the best way to stay safe during the pandemic, he always shares the same list of tried and true virus prevention tips.
As we prepare for the return of students to the Boulder Valley School District in January, our partners in public health say the data and research shows that schools are one of the safest places for our students and staff to be during the pandemic, because it is one of the few places in our community where a layered approach to health precautions is being implemented with fidelity on a daily basis
One of our critical layers—keeping fresh air flowing in classrooms—will get a boost thanks to a $1.4M Safe Schools Reopening grant from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The grant money will be used to purchase portable air purifiers for classrooms, cafeterias, and libraries throughout the district as well as MERV 11 air filters for building HVAC systems.
Joining together has definitely been a theme during this pandemic for school Nurses and Health Room Paras. There have been uncertainties, switching guidelines, and changing directions. However, they have stayed tightly woven together to find the best way to keep everyone healthy and safe during the pandemic