Rise & Shine: Park County educators say they haven’t set a strike date yet

We're excited for tonight, when we'll have a conversation with families to ask: What questions do you have about school choice — and how can Chalkbeat journalists answer them? The free event is part of Chalkbeat's 2019 Listening Tour, and it will feature a Q&A with the executive director for school choice for Denver Public Schools. Dinner and child care will be provided. There's still time to RSVP here!

In today's news roundup: The latest on the Aurora superintendent's contract and fundraising by Denver school board candidates, and an important report from Chalkbeat's Indiana bureau about how some high schools could be masking the extent of their dropout problems. It's definitely worth a read.

— Melanie Asmar, reporter

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox.

DEAL Superintendent Rico Munn will lead the Aurora school district for another three years after the school board extended his contract in a 5-2 vote. Chalkbeat

FOLLOW THE MONEY With seven weeks until Election Day, our campaign finance tracker shows which Denver school board candidates have raised and spent the most money. Chalkbeat

HIDDEN DROPOUTS How Indiana schools can write off struggling students as home-schoolers. Chalkbeat

STRIKE Park County School District RE-2’s board president is accusing its teachers union of jeopardizing the district’s future by planning to strike during student count day, but union representatives say they haven’t set a walk-out date. Denver Post

DRIVER SHORTAGE Student athletes in Jeffco Public Schools may need to get out of class earlier or rely on charter buses to get to competitions as the district copes with a driver shortage. Denver Post

BREAKFAST CANCELED Breakfast service has been suspended at two Roaring Fork District high schools amid staffing shortages and low student participation. Post-Independent

BACKLASH A fashion designer is facing backlash after debuting sweatshirts inspired by school shootings, including Columbine. Fox31

STUDENT HEALTH Students at Thornton High School now have access to crucial dental care within the hallways of their own school. CBS4

FARM TO TABLE Students in the Thompson School District will be eating pulled pork tacos and fresh fruits and vegetables for Colorado Proud School Meal Day. Reporter-Herald