Sign the petition!

Sign this petition

Sign this petition

The reason for this post is twofold:

1) My previous post had Liz’s face placed way too prominently on my blog…it was a bit off-putting to new visitors.

2) You need to sign this very important petition. It’s very basic and makes such sense…no matter what “side of the aisle” you are on. The official wording states:

In Colorado, school director elections are nonpartisan and an essential role of school boards is to provide local control over public education. As an elected official, we would like to provide you an opportunity to hear from parents prior to endorsing or promoting any Douglas County school board candidates. It is essential that parents have a voice in determining the direction of our school district, and we are concerned that partisan politics may distort the perspective of the very people our district is here to serve: Douglas County families. We welcome and encourage you to attend a parent forum to hear first hand from active parent leaders in Douglas County.

My (personal) translation: “Yo, elected official…take a breath, don’t automatically be a ‘yes man’ to your political party when it comes to endorsing school board candidates! Check your calendar and be open for a discussion with engaged, informed, and wicked-smart parents in Douglas County. We’re just asking you to listen to us…please!”



One thought on “Sign the petition!

  1. I learned yesterday that some new teacher hires are only getting $24,000 because of the school district’s market based salary band schedule. The poverty line in Douglas County is for a single person at $25,000. So every teacher they hire for $24,000 is living in poverty. This is immoral for a person with a college degree to receive this amount. Also yesterday, a friend of mine said her 22 year old son was hired by Lockheed Martin at a starting salary of $68,000. It sure shows where our values lie as a society.

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