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
[pdf of this letter]
This letter online through school district website:
TO Jeffco BOE Members:
Ron Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Lassel, email@example.com
Susan Harmon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Stevens, email@example.com
Brad Rupert, firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies: The Jeffco BOE as a whole: email@example.com;Superintendent, Dan McMinimee, firstname.lastname@example.org; the public.
Dear Jefferson County Board of Education members Ron, Ali, Susan, Amanda and Brad,
Please continue the accountability and transparency demonstrated by the previous Jeffco BOE majority.
Some people that witnessed the great accountability, transparency, and respect demonstrated by the previous Jeffco BOE republican majority, now have some legitimate concerns.
You were elected for several reasons, and two of the reasons you were elected were: 1) the blatant lies printed on the petitions, and 2) the identical dishonest wording on the ballots for the recall.
You can compare and see the exact same false claims on both the recall petition and the ballot for recall.
See a video about The Denver Post recommendation to vote no on the recall.
And read The Denver Post Editorial Board, recommendation for a no-vote on the recall, dated October 13, 2015. They said their recommendation not to recall, was based on the false statements on the ballot.
Then on November 19, 2015, even before you were sworn in, you had eliminated all (1 hour) of the public testimony to speak about the agenda for the meeting, which under the previous board majority, had been given before the agenda was talked about. Continue reading