Another Guest Column (from yet another non-“union operative”)

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Remember these comments, by a former Jeffco Communications Director on a certain right-wing talk radio station?

“The so-called parents that they’ve drummed up…

There’s no way young students could have put those together.

There’s clearly some sort of mill where they create this correspondence….

When a so-called scandal erupted, which was always created by this group, then there would be these, right away there would be this flood of correspondence about this ‘issue’ by these same characters — the Wendy McCords, the Tina Gurdikians, their buddies, there’s a long list of names.”

But we’re not “so-called” parents or “characters.” We’re parents, taxpayers and voters, and we will not be silenced.

To Fellow Jefferson County Residents,

As an over 30-year resident of south Jefferson County, a graduate of Wheat Ridge High School, and a supporter of our children and one grandchild who has graduated from Jefferson County Schools, I support the recall of Newkirk, Witt, and Williams. Neither my husband nor I have been employed by Jefferson County Schools. The current situation on the Jefferson County school board is extremely concerning; it is impeding the future of our children.

The three School Board members listed for recall have demonstrated they are not interested in promoting the education of Jeffco students, enhancing the professional development of teachers, or listening to and communicating with parents and community members. They reveal their personal interests consistently by promoting their own agendas rather than serving as educated representatives of Jefferson County residents. The lack of education and understanding exhibited by these three individuals is an embarrassment for them and for our school district.

The time has come for us to contribute our voices and act; we must remove these members from our school board as soon as possible before they do more harm.

Sincerely,
Anonymous Residents of and Graduates from Jefferson County Schools