Rise & Shine: $300 million Aurora school bond campaign kicks off

BOND …. SCHOOL BOND A campaign to ask Aurora residents to approve a $300 million bond issue kicked off at an aging middle school that will be replaced if voters give the green light. Chalkbeat Colorado 

Voters in the Englewood school district will be asked to approve the sale of $97.5 million in bonds to rebuild the district’s four aging elementary school buildings and the district’s Early Childhood Education Center. Lakewood Sentinel

EARLY EXIT One of the most prominent voices of the Douglas County conservative school board majority resigned effectively immediately, possibly leaving the choice of a successor to one of his allies. Chalkbeat Colorado

In a guest opinion piece, Doug Benevento explains the timing of and reasons behind his resignation. Denver Post

NEW BLOOD The Douglas County school board officially approved Erin Kane, an engineer and executive director of a local charter school, as the district’s interim superintendent with a $240,000-a-year salary. Arvada Press

UNDER PRESSURE Aurora school board member Eric Nelson faced yet more criticism from his peers — this time in the form of a censure — and a former superintendent called for his resignation. Chalkbeat Colorado 

NEW USE? A charter school may move into space formerly occupied by a computer chip manufacturer in Colorado Springs. Gazette

TECH DOINGS A Steamboat Springs technology director who provided input on a student data privacy bill is the new president of the Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology. Steamboat Today 

BIDDING ADIEU? Durango School District 9-R wants to leave the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, saying the move is viable for both entities and will allow it to better serve special education students. Durango Herald 

HEALTHY KIDS Students at Fort Morgan schools should expect healthier foods in the cafeteria. Fort Morgan Times