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Mapleton Public Schools
May 3, 2019
Mapleton reaches across boundaries, luring Adams 14 families with priority in enrollment
The Mapleton district sent out 10,000 post cards, including many to Adams 14 families offering prioritized enrollment.
April 11, 2019
State Board rejects Mapleton as Adams 14 manager and apologizes for not acting sooner
In a letter signed by Adams 14 board President Connie Quintana, she wrote that her board would attempt to identify a new external manager at a meeting April 23.
April 3, 2019
External manager choice unclear as Adams 14 board takes no action
Adams 14 officials say they will reach out to the state to set up a meeting with Mapleton leaders.
March 28, 2019
Adams 14 chooses a second group to manage its district, giving Mapleton an ultimatum
The board of Adams 14 passed a resolution asking Mapleton to agree to work with MGT Consulting, a Florida-based company, on the work of managing Adams 14.
March 14, 2019
Can Mapleton help manage troubled Adams 14 district? State board hesitates.
The State Board of Education took a vote Thursday to delay the selection of an EMO, or external manager, for Adams 14, asking the district to talk to Mapleton.
February 13, 2019
Adams 14 board selected its neighbor district to be its external manager
The State Board of Education now gets final say, and must decide whether or not to approve Mapleton as external manager for Adams 14.
February 5, 2019
Mapleton: Why a school district wants to manage its troubled neighbor
Mapleton Public Schools, an Adams 14 neighbor, is one of the finalists, and the only public district, in the running to manage the troubled Adams 14.
November 9, 2018
Facing potential loss of control, Adams 14 wants to show the state how the district might improve
The state board already approved an improvement plan for Adams 14 last year, but it hasn’t shown enough results.
Politics & Policy
November 18, 2016
Mapleton school district tax measure wins approval
Mapleton's school bond measure was approved according to Friday morning's final, unofficial numbers from Adams County.
November 11, 2016
Mapleton bond now narrowly passing, latest results show
Adams County is still counting ballots, but the latest update of the votes showed the bond for Mapleton Public Schools passing by a small number of votes.
November 10, 2016
Sewage problems plague Mapleton school — and the bond measure that would have fixed everything is losing
A sewage back-up will close Adventure Elementary on Monday while a failing bond issue means the district likely won't be able to permanently fix the school soon.
try try again
October 26, 2016
Colorado school districts stung by past defeats return with record number of tax requests
Colorado districts that have seen past measures defeated are taking a number of steps to persuade reluctant voters, including cutting back on what they’re asking for.
slow and steady
April 12, 2016
Report: Mapleton’s bold experiment in school choice paying off — slowly
A report released by the education reform advocacy group A-Plus Colorado examined how things turned out, concluding that the reforms have largely worked — but gradually.
I love a parade
February 8, 2016
The Broncos won the Super Bowl. Should kids skip school to join the party?
For parents and students, a choice between keeping a date with school and or taking a few hours off to celebrate with the Broncos.
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