The Colorado State Board of Education will decide the fate of Adams School District 14

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — After years of poor academic performance, the Colorado Board of Education will vote Thursday on the future of Adams 14 School District.

Ultimately, the board could decide to completely restructure the district, or even close Adams City High School, two proposals put forth by a state review panel in March.

The proposal followed the dismissal of external management group MGT Consulting in February. The district has been putting together an improvement plan to propose to the state ever since after a request for a deadline extension was denied.

Denver7 takes a 360-degree look at classroom fights, hallway fights and some success stories in the district that have not received as much attention.

Problems for the Pacheco family

The study hardly ever stops at the Pacheco home. Grandma Leona Pacheco feels she must take many matters into her own hands with the education of her three grandchildren who attend schools within Adams 14. She took her grandchildren out temporarily to homeschool and has also joined the local school board to , as she put it. , try to help change things.

“I was concerned about the level of education my children were receiving,” Leona said. “I wanted to make sure I was a participant so I could have a say.”

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