Rise & Shine: Jeffco resolution seeks to create transgender educator policy

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For the next four years, there will be a fascinating and closely watched experiment going on in Adams County. It will answer a question that's bubbled up in Colorado education circles for years: Can a private company successfully turn around a struggling school district?

That's exactly what the Florida-based MGT Consulting will attempt to do under its newly approved contract with the Adams 14 district. Yesenia Robles has that story.

Also in our roundup today: A look at the push in Jeffco for policies more inclusive of transgender teachers and students, and a community conversation in Summit County about the role of guns in schools and churches.

— Ann Schimke, senior reporter

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DONE DEAL Adams 14 officials have signed an $8.3 million, four-year contract with Florida-based MGT Consulting, officially becoming the first district in the state to hand over management to a company. Chalkbeat

MORE INCLUSIVE A group of Jeffco Public Schools educators and parents have proposed a resolution that would create a specific transgender educator policy, support a curriculum that is more inclusive of the LGBTQ community, and develop LGBTQ training for all staff. Chalkbeat

LUNCH BUS Aurora Public Schools is running three mobile cafes that will provide free meals to local children through most of June. Aurora Sentinel

PAY RAISE The Boulder Valley School Board voted to give the district’s superintendent a 4.7% raise. Daily Camera

HOMEWORK GAP An estimated 17% of U.S. students do not have access to computers at home and 18% do not have home access to broadband internet, making it difficult for them to complete school assignments. AP via the Sentinel

ROLE OF GUNS Summit County residents gathered Sunday night at Colorado Mountain College to take in a conversation about gun violence and the role of firearms in schools and places of worship. Summit Daily

REMEMBERING LAUREN Friends and teachers talked fondly of Lauren Guthrie, an 18-year-old Cherry Creek High School graduate who died in a climbing accident this month. CBS4