It’s important for Colorado citizens to get involved in local school board elections. A lot of important policies and other decisions are set at the local level, so it’s good to make an informed choice and cast a vote!
If you live in Douglas County, you’ll want to know about two forums taking place where you can get to meet the school board candidates, ask them questions, and learn about where they stand on important issues like school choice, school accountability, performance pay, school financial transparency, and more. The first one, sponsored by the Douglas County Federation [local teachers union], is tonight from 7-8:30 PM at Chaparral High School.
If you miss that opportunity, I received an email from A Parent’s Voice founder Donnell Rosenberg alerting me to another forum coming up in September:
The charter school parent community is also hosting a forum on Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 in the Platte River Academy gymnasium at 4085 Lark Sparrow in Highlands Ranch (near the intersection of Colorado and University, just north of Whole Foods). I have sent flyers to the charter school administrators, asking them to distribute them to parents. I strongly encourage you to come and to invite your friends. I am very pleased to announce that the forum will be moderated by Theresa Marchetta, anchor, Channel 7 News in Denver. [links added]
That’s two chances, not just one. I hope Douglas County parents and other supporters of educational freedom, accountability, and effective reform show up to learn about the candidates and make their voices heard! (And if you know of similar events in other Colorado school districts, please send an email to ben -at- i2i.org, so we can alert readers to that, as well.)