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Property Disposition

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In alignment with Jeffco Public Schools’ Regional Opportunities for Thriving Schools initiative, the district will have closed 20 schools between 2021 - 2024. Jeffco must determine whether to retain each property for its own future use and, if not, what to do with the property (see District Policy DN).

District leaders are committed to ensuring that over the next few years, each property goes through a thorough decision-making process, is carefully considered by a diverse group of stakeholders, and that processes resulting in recommendations are transparent. View the School Properties Disposition Board Presentation to learn more.

Important Information to Note:

  • Currently, there are only two school properties available for sale. Learn more in the Available Properties section below. 
  • Learn more about where each property is in the Disposition Process (surplus properties, property sold or leased, property that will not be surplused, etc.).
  • The school properties will be well maintained throughout the school year (including building and grounds maintenance) until they are declared surplus. Buildings will be regularly patrolled by Jeffco's Department of School Safety and local law enforcement.
  • This Property Disposition Process is a multi-year process and will take time. Jeffco owns properties as part of the Regional Opportunities for Thriving Schools initiative and other properties beyond that initiative. 
  • Fill out this prospective buyer form if you are interested in learning more about surplus properties for sale or long term lease when information becomes available
  • Fill out the community distribution form to receive email updates about community meetings and other opportunities to engage with the district about the property disposition process for one of more surplus properties when information becomes available. 
  • Complete the community voice form to share your opinions about the future use of district properties. 
  • Other Questions? Please review the dropdown sections below, or contact Ashlyn Maher at [email protected].


Jeffco’s Property Disposition Process


For each of Jeffco’s unused properties, the following 4-step process will be followed to determine its future use.

During this process, Jeffco will fully monitor and maintain the building.

Step 1: Hold or Sell?

District leaders will review each unused property, including location, condition, demographic projections of the area, and future needs. If the leadership team determines the property is no longer needed, they will recommend to the Board of Education that it be considered “surplus” (per Jeffco Policy DN). The Board of Education must vote to classify a facility as “surplus” in order to move forward with the process of selling or leasing it to an outside entity.

STEP 2: Gather Proposals

Once a property has been deemed “surplus” by the Board of Education, Jeffco staff will advertise and host a public meeting to share detailed information about the property and put out an invitation for an “intent to propose” proposal for future usage. Any person, organization, group, or business may submit a proposal during the proposal window.

STEP 3: Review & Recommend

Once proposals have been submitted, Jeffco will begin a thorough review process involving community members, the Property Disposition Advisory Committee, and Jeffco staff. The Advisory Committee’s assessment of proposals will be shared with Jeffco’s leadership team that will - in turn - inform the Board and enter into contract negotiations with one or more “proposers” based on their review.  

STEP 4: Approval & Transfer of Property

Jeffco staff will work with the interested party or parties on negotiating the terms of a sale or lease. Once terms are finalized, the Board of Education will receive information about the negotiated contract(s), including a staff recommendation, in order to make a final decision.
Jeffco will continue to maintain all properties it owns until the transfer of that ownership is complete. 

Available Properties

Current Available Properties

  • Allendale Elementary 5900 Oak Street, Arvada, CO
  • Zerger Elementary, 9050 Field Street, Westminster, CO

Property Owned by the City of Westminster

Other Surplus Properties

  • Emory Elementary School, 1275 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80232


View Where Each Property Is in the Decision-making Process

Potential Buyers

A prequalification document will be made available on this site in the upcoming weeks for organizations or individuals interested in purchasing surplus properties.

Fill out this form to add your email address to our potential buyer distribution list. Once added, you will receive email updates about surplus properties when information becomes available.

Opportunities to Engage and Important Dates

Opportunities to Engage

Jeffco is seeking input from community members about the future use of surplus properties. The following opportunities exist to vocalize opinions and participate in the process:

View information regarding specific surplus properties:

These slides were shared during the community meetings in late May and early June.

Important Dates

*Dates and activities are subject to change

Jeffco will host one or more community meetings for each property where neighbors and community members can learn about the disposition process and timeline, ask questions and provide feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which properties will Jeffco offer to the public for sale or lease, and which ones will they keep?

With only a few exceptions, it is not yet known which properties will be retained for future use and which ones will be made available for lease or sale. When/if Jeffco’s leadership team determines that a building is no longer needed for use by the district, the Board of Education will be asked to vote to deem the property as “surplus”, thus allowing for the commencement of the sale/lease process. Allendale and Zerger were presented to and approved by the Board in March 2023, and additional yet-to-be-named properties are tentatively scheduled to be presented to the Board throughout 2024-2025. Dates are subject to change as the district completes its internal needs assessment. This is a multi-year process.

When will I know which properties are available to buy or lease?

Jeffco’s leadership team is in the process of assessing the current and future needs of its students and will make these determinations on a property-by-property basis over the next 12-24 months. Properties identified as candidates for surplus designation are tentatively scheduled to be presented to the Board of Education throughout 2024-2025.

Who will determine which properties will be deemed “surplus”?

Per District Policy DN, only the Jeffco Board of Education may vote to deem a property as “surplus”. The Jeffco leadership team will take their surplus recommendations to the Board, who will then vote to approve or deny the recommendation(s).

How will the decision be made to keep or get rid of a property?

Jeffco’s leadership team is conducting a comprehensive self-assessment of anticipated needs for both current and future students. Enrollment trends, birth rates, neighborhood demographics, housing forecasts, and evolving student needs are examples of considerations in the decision-making process.

Which properties are vacant or unused currently in Jeffco?

View a list of properties that are currently vacant or will become vacant soon.

What measures will Jeffco take to ensure vacant buildings are well maintained?

Jeffco is committed to ensuring safety and maintaining adequate aesthetics on all properties, whether occupied or not. As such, all vacant buildings will have robust security systems in place, inclusive of monitored cameras, and will be regularly patrolled by Jeffco Security and local law enforcement. Exterior building and grounds maintenance will be commensurate with occupied buildings.

When and how can I submit a proposal to buy or lease one of Jeffco’s surplus properties?

Once a building or parcel of land has been deemed “surplus” by the Board of Education, the disposition process will begin. Detailed property information and tours will be made available to the public via a “Pre-Proposal Meeting”, and an open invitation for Prequalification submissions will be made available on our website. Once open, prequalification applications may be submitted by any person or organization and will not be contractually binding. 

How and when will the decision be made as to how the building will be used?

After the submission deadline, all usage proposals for the property will be reviewed by the Jeffco leadership team as well as the Property Disposition Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee (including geographic-specific ad-hoc members) will score proposals against a rubric that, once developed, will be available publicly. Once proposals have been reviewed, contracting discussions will begin. 

What is the Property Disposition Advisory Committee and what do they do?

Although this committee has not yet been fully formed, the core Advisory Committee will be made up predominantly of community members and will work to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Develop a proposal assessment framework
  • Work with district staff to recruit and select site-specific ad-hoc committee members (2-3 per site)

The core Advisory Committee members will be joined by site-specific ad-hoc committee members to accomplish the following:

  • Review proposals received
  • Using the established assessment framework, evaluate each proposal
  • Recommend proposal(s) to Jeffco’s leadership team

Who is on the Property Disposition Advisory Committee?

The core members of the committee will participate in every site’s recommendation-making process and will be comprised of the following:

  • Two representatives from the District Accountability Committee (DAC):
    • Parker Brown
    • Carrie Mumma
  • Two representatives from the Capital Asset Advisory Committee (CAAC):
    • Megan Castle
    • Heather Gasper
  • Two representatives from the Financial Oversight Committee (FOC):
    • [To Be Determined Spring 2024]
    • Melissa Jamieson
  • Two representatives from Jeffco staff:
    • Jeff Gatlin, Chief Operating Officer
    • Support: Ashlyn Maher, Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives 
  • One special advisor:
    • Jansen Tidmore, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

An additional 2-3 members from the nearby community will be added to the committee and will participate in the recommendation-making process for their local site. These ad-hoc committee members will be selected via an application process.

How do I apply to participate as a member of the Advisory Committee?

Because the voices of nearby community members are of critical importance when contemplating the future use of Jeffco’s properties, we are seeking people who live and/or work near surplus sites to serve as ad-hoc members of the Advisory Committee.

We have completed the selection process for Allendale and Zerger. We will post interest forms for future properties at the appropriate time. 

How can I participate in the property disposition process and/or share my opinions?

Jeffco is seeking input from community members about the future use of surplus properties. The following opportunities exist to vocalize opinions and participate in the process:

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