The award-winning team was recognized in the state for building important community relationships and media contacts that proved beneficial for our district, kids, families and communities.
When a new Chief Communications Director, Lisa Pinto, started just a few weeks ago, these long-time, dedicated employees described an untrusting atmosphere that replaces one that was committed to being collaborative, transparent, cohesive and productive for students, teachers, staff and schools.
Recently departed employees describe an environment of fear, intimidation and bullying that has forced many long-serving public employees fearing for their jobs and livelihood and were forced to make the decision to leave Jeffco Schools.
Recently, 9News education reporter Nelson Garcia reported that Jeffco Schools had opted not to respond to his questions regarding the progress of the $600,000 Classroom Dashboard project. Apparently the district has still not responded though follow-up questions were asked, giving the communications department another opportunity to respond on behalf of the district. See his story here: http://www.9news.com/story/news/education/2015/01/23/9news-raises-questions-600000-project/22249207/
This is a first. We have always known the communications office to be ethical and transparent, always taking the opportunity to speak to media.
The many wonderful stories they have reported and crisis events they managed over the years brought transparency and value to our school district and communities. They offered professionalism, collaboration, team work and trust that benefited our kids.
Thank you for your many years of service to our Jeffco community! We wish you well and will miss you greatly!