0080_Will Tens of Millions be “stolen” from us by dishonestly-elected Jeffco BOE members? Petition and ballot were identical lies

Donna Jack
March 7, 2015/revised Sept. 2, 2016

March 2, 2016 the message below was sent by a friend.  Just wanted you to see what is happening in our school district since the 5-person school board has been unanimously dishonestly taken over by five union-supported members.

Message received March 5, 2016

I’m writing with urgent news about the next Jefferson County Board meeting tomorrow, March 3.

“The previous JeffCo board had committed for the Jefferson County School District to pay $18 million and incur NO debt to build a new school.  Now the new board is set to approve financing $31 million to build the same school and plan to finance an addition for another school at $17 million – PLUS interest for both projects!  The board may vote on this resolution as early as tomorrow, March 3.”

We are paying dearly, because voters trusted people who told lies.

The previous school board, controlled by people that did not belong to the unions, paid for a new school without costing the public one penny extra.  They used:  1) no COPs (certificates of participation – i.e. loans taken out without a vote of the citizens) – 2) did not need to ask the public to vote for a bond or mil increase to pay for that school.

The current democrat, unanimously union-controlled school board is reversing the good done by the previous non-union-controlled republican school board members.  In effect they are “stealing” money from taxpayers.  Right before our eyes they are costing the taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

SOME BACKGROUND RESOURCES ON
1) wording on petition and ballot identical  2) unions got rid of board members they could not control through staged protests and theatrics by former superintendent Cindy Stevenson  3)  everything on the petition and ballot is false (lies) 4) wording for petition and recall ballot is below, at end of this blog 0080.

0053_ How the National Teachers Union Usurped a Local Election – And how you paid for it. by John Newkirk – Jan. 28, 2016.

0038_Jeffco, Reject Recall — YouTube — Denver Post says this recall is way out of line — Vote No

0004_Audio, Video, and Transcript of the Entire 10 minutes 57 Second Jeffco BOE Meeting Feb. 8, 2014

0002_2015-07-28 – Feb. 8, 2014 – Mayhem caused by Union, Cindy Stevenson and Democrat School Board members

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Words on 2015 recall petition and recall ballot were identical:

[Editor’s Note, the introduction was different for each of the three board members, but the rest of the text was the same]

PETITION TEXT

Jeffco School Board Vice-President Julie Williams and the School Board Majority have failed Jeffco taxpayers, parents and students. A recall now will:

– Restore ACCOUNTABILITY: The Board Majority wasted millions of taxpayer dollars, including hiring a novice Superintendent for $280,000-$80,000 more a year than the precious nationally recognized Superintendent of 12 years – and hiding $90,000 each year in legal expenses from the public.
–Restore TRANSPARENCY: They have repeatedly violated Colorado open meeting laws by secretly making major decisions behind closed doors. They have severely limited public comment at board meetings, bullied students and parents, and released a minor student’s private information in violation of state law.
–Restore RESPECT: They attempted to censor US History classes, leading thousands of students to walk out of class in protest. Their unprofessional actions have pushed over 700 educators this past year to leave Jeffco schools, most to teach in other districts, because the educators believe the Board Majority’s policies hurt their ability to educate their students.

In the interest of our children, community and schools, we need to send the message that our kids’ education and fiscal responsibility come before politics.

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[Editor’s note: the recall language on the ballot was identical for all three board members, except for the name and position of the school board member being recalled.]

BALLOT TEXT:

JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT R-1
RECALL DIRECTOR DISTRICT 2

Statement of Grounds for the Recall of School Board Director District 2 John Newkirk
Jeffco School Board Secretary John Newkirk and the School Board Majority have failed Jeffco taxpayers, parents and students. A recall now will:

– Restore ACCOUNTABILITY: The Board Majority wasted millions of taxpayer dollars, including hiring a novice Superintendent for $280,000-$80,000 more a year than the precious nationally recognized Superintendent of 12 years – and hiding $90,000 each year in legal expenses from the public.
–Restore TRANSPARENCY: They have repeatedly violated Colorado open meeting laws by secretly making major decisions behind closed doors. They have severely limited public comment at board meetings, bullied students and parents, and released a minor student’s private information in violation of state law.
–Restore RESPECT: They attempted to censor US History classes, leading thousands of students to walk out of class in protest. Their unprofessional actions have pushed over 700 educators this past year to leave Jeffco schools, most to teach in other districts, because the educators believe the Board Majority’s policies hurt their ability to educate their students.

In the interest of our children, community and schools, we need to send the message that our kids’ education and fiscal responsibility come before politics.

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