Safe2Tell posts new record
Colorado students and other concerned people submitted 2,664 tips to Safe2Tell in September, which was a 45% increase compared to the same month in 2018.
Tips are up 42% overall for the school year that started in August. The most common reasons for reports were suicide threats, bullying and concerns about drugs.
About 2.5% of the tips in September were determined to be intentionally false, and 222 were duplicates of a concern someone else had reported.
The public can report concerns anonymously by calling 877-542-7233, visiting Safe2Tell.org or using the Safe2Tell mobile app.
Governor appoints early childhood commissioners
Gov. Jared Polis appointed six new members to the Early Childhood Leadership Commission on Thursday.
New commissioners are: Ryan Beiser, Cherry Hills, regional president at PNC Bank Denver; Jehan Benton-Clark, Denver, portfolio director at Colorado Health Foundation; Pamela Harris, Denver, president and CEO of Mile High Early Learning; Kate Kennedy Reinemund, Englewood, executive director of Constellation Philanthropy; Sue Renner, Denver, vice president of philanthropy at Merage Foundations; and Ida Rhodes, Pueblo, director of operations at Catholic Charities-Diocese of Pueblo.
Polis also appointed two co-chairs: Tom Massey, deputy executive director at Health Care Policy and Financing, and Susan Steele, executive director of the Buell Foundation.
District honors staff, student
Jeffco Public Schools gave out its annual Wayne Carle Legacy Awards for diversity and equity on Thursday in Golden.
- Mitchell Elementary Principal Samantha Hollman
- Jessica Post, a high school teacher
- Andrea Syko, family engagement liaison
- Gabrielle Davis, a leader on the Student Voice Leadership Committee
- Jeffco Safe Schools Coalition, which works with LGBTQ youth