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!”