Category Archives: Dishonest Recall

0264_Come hear Erica Shields & Matt Van Giesen Nov. 21_ “Good Guys” lost_history of Jeffco School District corruption with links_Newkirk articles_why he didn’t sue

Donna Jack
November 10, 2017

Erica and Matt to speak Nov 21 – please come

Erica and Matt will be speaking at the High Country Republican Club meeting, Tuesday November 21, 2017, 7:00 a.m. til 8:00 or a little longer.

Location:

The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park is located at: 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen CO 80439.  Call Ron Lewis for information:  303 810-1071

Breakfast is $10.

Election this week – The ‘good guys’ lost the election

The three people, who replaced Newkirk, Williams and Witt because of a recall election two years ago in 2015, were re-elected this week for four-year terms.  One of the three ran unopposed.  The two republicans who were challenging these union-controlled board members, were parents who had only stepped into the race 2 or 3 months before the election.

I am getting to know Erica and Matt.  When they were making phone calls, I was also calling  to let people know that Erica Shields and Matt Van Giesen were the two republicans on the ballot that were challenging the people already on the school board.

Erica and Matt are very caring parents, who are willing to sacrifice far beyond the call of duty, in order to help their children, and to help all children in public schools.  They intend to continue working for better public school education.

November 7, 2017 –
Jefferson County school board election

Last Tuesday there was an election to decide who would fill 3 seats on the Jefferson County Colorado School Board.  It had been two years since the Unions, Democrats and PTA had made up lies to unseat  the 3 republicans on the 5-person school board.

The 3 people who won that recall election in 2015, ran again this November, to keep their seats — they succeeded.  The public lost – never knowing what the issues really were — never knowing what the current board and their backers have been doing to fundamentally change our school district.

2015 and 2017 are stolen elections.

It is my belief that those seats were stolen  illegally and unethically, 2 years ago.  See blogs 0002, 0038_, 0053, 0080, and the 2015 petition for recall, and ballot for the recall — notice that wording of petition and ballot are identical). Continue reading

0208_An article written by John Newkirk about our Jefferson County school board members: “It’s Only OK When We Do It”__and links to Geri Zahner’s site and blogs on this site that support John’s article

Donna Jack
May 13, 2017

John Newkirk has published an article that you can read below.  You can also read it on his Facebook page.

Links to Geri Zahner’s website and to several supporting blog pieces on this site, are listed at the end of this blog.

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2017-05-11_Bigger-Picture of 5 Jefferson County School Board members_for John's Article

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“It’s Only OK When We Do It”
John J. Newkirk·Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My latest Opinion column for the Courier newspapers talks about hypocrisy in our public servants. Complete quotes (condensed here for brevity) can be found by clicking on the hyperlinks:

Selective outrage is all the rage these days. That is, what one group calls outrageous becomes perfectly acceptable behavior — so long as they’re the ones doing it.

Examples of selective outrage abound in places like Washington, D.C. and Berkeley, but we really don’t need to go that far. We can see it right in our own backyard.

Three years ago, Jeffco Public Schools found itself searching for a new leader after the superintendent resigned (and as Secretary of the Board of Education, I had a front-row seat). We hired a national search firm that specializes in public school leaders and, with their assistance, evaluated applicants until there were about half a dozen semifinalists, the identities of whom were contractually confidential. After interviewing each semifinalist, we rated them on a scoresheet provided by the executive search firm. Ultimately, the list of contenders was narrowed down to a single finalist — and that’s when the outrage began. Continue reading

0167_I Requested Jeffco Schools NOT participate in walkouts_rumors of planned walkouts on Inauguration Day (Jan. 20th)_Tucker Carlton Video link and transcript of socialists encouraging & planning walkouts

Donna Jack
December 28, 2016

See Blog 0166 about attempts to overturn election of President-Elect Trump.

References:

Interview with socialist student recommending walkouts in all schools on Inauguration Day – (transcript of the interview within this blog post).

Blog 0161_John Newkirk Dec 7 and 17 op ed with links to Jeffco walkouts in 2015

2015-09-252015-04-21_mike-rosen_revolting-tactics-in-attempt-to-recall-jeffco-school-board

Definitions of anarchy and socialism at the end of this blog post.

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A November request I made, to head off a repeat of the
Colorado Jefferson County teacher/student walkouts that took place in 2015

At the end of a Student Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting at Conifer High School, I said I hoped that the school, and the school district, had plans in place to head off any future teacher/student protests during school hours – to stop a repeat of what they did in 2015 at Conifer High School.

I commented that the school district, possibly the Superintendent of the Colorado Jefferson County Schools, should make it clear that such walkouts would not go without punishment.  My request was not answered, but that might have been because it was near the end of a 2-hour meeting.

I did not realize that plans were being made to have walkouts in Jefferson County schools, and across the country, to protest Trump winning the election. Continue reading

0161_School Tax Failure had Roots In Recall_Dec. 17, 2016 opinion piece by John J. Newkirk (former Colorado Jeffco School Board Member recalled)

Donna Jack
December 19, 2016/updated Dec. 26, 2016

John Newkirk’s article was first published December 7, 2016, and then was published online December 17, with live links to his references.

As always, John carefully documents the claims and conclusions that he makes.

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School Tax Failure had Roots in Recall
By JOHN J. NEWKIRK,·SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016

Note to the reader: In 2013, concerned Jefferson County taxpayers elected three conservatives (including yours truly) to represent their interests on the Board of Education. Within minutes of the election — two weeks before we were even sworn in — the teachers union began a campaign to unseat “these bastards.” My latest Opinion column delves into the recall election’s surly evolution and its ultimate consequence. It’s also an admonition to the teachers union to heed the old Chinese proverb: When you set out to destroy someone, first dig two graves. ________________________________________________________________

Newkirk Opinion Column, December 7, 2016

To the casual observer, the failure of Jefferson County’s school tax proposal last month was a head-scratcher. Why did our district vote down new school taxes when neighboring districts passed theirs? Why did Jeffco say yes to Democrats Hillary Clinton and Michael Bennet, but no to Democrats on the Board of Education? Why did so many residents who’d never opposed a school tax vote no for the first time ever? A surprising number of voters have contacted me about this, and their common threads bear repeating. So, to best share their sentiments, allow me to channel the gentleman from Virginia for whom our humble county is named: Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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

Special Report_The American Spectator (entire article below)

[John Newkirk’s same article on his server, updated including omitted Jeffco at a Glance Chart and more pictures]

[Document with all 65 links in John Newkirk’s – Unions usurped election_you paid — listed, described and live-linked]

How the National Teachers Union Usurped a Local Election – And how you paid for it.

By John J. Newkirk – 1.28.16

Print Article

[editor’s 1-30-16 note:  See Jeffco-at-a-Glance Chart, that was left out of The American Spectator publication.  The chart includes student enrollment; number of employees; 2015 budget; average teacher compensation; teacher effectiveness rating; and student College/Career Readiness in math, science and reading.]

In November of 2013, the people of Jefferson County, Colorado elected me to represent their interests on the Board of Education. My goal was ambitious, but straightforward: help turn our 83,000 student school district, where I attended elementary through high school, into the nation’s leader in public education. But with one out of two Jeffco graduates rated “not ready” for college or career in basic math, science, and reading skills, I knew this goal would require equally ambitious reforms from our five-member board, including accountability in teacher performance, fairness in student funding, broader choices for parents, and transparency in policy governance.

As it so happened, two other reform-minded candidates also won their elections, thereby creating — for the first time in recent memory — a Jeffco board majority that was not supported by the teachers union. The union’s reaction was swift, and as they freely admit, efforts to unseat the newly elected board majority began “the moment the polls closed in 2013.” Jefferson County thus became the focus of the largest labor union in the United States: the National Education Association and its local affiliates. Continue reading

0002_Feb. 8, 2014 – Mayhem caused by Union, Cindy Stevenson and Democrat School Board members

Donna Jack
July 28, 2015
Feb. 14, 2016 added links to transcript and audio/
October 18, 2017 added YouTube of the entire meeting plus 4 minutes at the end – and updated and edited the document.

November 7, 2013, Superintendent Cindy Stevenson
announces she will be leaving her position as superintendent
June 30, 2014.

YouTube – On Nov. 7, 2013, Cindy Stevenson announces ahead of time that she is retiring.  The announcer in the video below gives the information that she said her last day would be June 30, 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=0E4-chSH98U

The above tearful event, on November 7, 2013, (2 days after the election of the 3 new board members) is a sight familiar to people who have attended Jeffco Board of Education meetings over the years when Cindy Stevenson was superintendent.  Stevenson has displayed a lot of emotional tears during board meetings.

Then Superintendent Stevenson asked to be relieved of her commitment
to stay on until the end of June – leaving almost 5 months early.
She had another job.

There was a school board meeting February 8, 2014.  Among other things that the board members had wanted to accomplish at that meeting, was settling the separation pay agreement that Stevenson requested take place.   She wanted to leave almost 5 months before she had agreed to stay.  She would instead abruptly leave the school district children, and leave the school board with the task of replacing her over four months before they expected.  This caused them to turn much of their focus off other important end-of-the-school-year things, and school district matters.

But Stevenson and the democrats on the school board, in concert with the PTA and the unions, wanted to accomplish something much greater.   They were beginning their war to win a recall in early November of the following year.  They orchestrated a mob situation, and forced the meeting to end after Stevenson made her disingenuous, tearful scene. Continue reading