Yesterday morning, a most disturbing allegation started playing over the airwaves in the Denver metro area. You can read more about those allegations here:
This morning, the right-wing Independence Institute released a new video spot featuring embattled Jefferson County school board member Julie Williams. In today’s video, Williams makes a tearful accusation involving her son Randy, who is identified in the video as a “special needs student.”
The summary version is that Julie Williams, whom we all know as one of the members of the Jeffco BOE embroiled in a bitter recall battle, has gone on television recounting a conversation that she claims she had with her special-needs son (her words, not ours) that may have left him “scarred forever.” According to Williams, her son claimed that he was forced to carry a recall sign in a parade that he also claims to have led. Commercials are short, so Williams does not produce any evidence that this actually happened.
What Williams fails to mention is that Jeffco Schools investigated her claim about this very issue last fall and found no evidence whatsoever to substantiate this claim.
You can read the full details of the Jeffco Schools investigation here. The short version is that Williams asked Jeffco to investigate, originally giving them the date of Sept. 8, and later suggesting that perhaps it had been Sept. 18 or 22. District personnel looked at 240 hours of video footage from Standley Lake High School (SLHS) on all three dates and found no evidence of any kind of protest or parade.
SLHS was closed on Sept. 19, 2014 — which is the day that SLHS students protested along Wadsworth Boulevard. However, classes were cancelled before students arrived and students did not walk out of school. Williams presumably did not drive her son to school on the 19th, knowing that school was closed.
Total taxpayer cost for that investigation? $3,780.14.
- Williams’ older son was not asked to carry a sign or lead a protest or parade of any sort at SLHS.
- Nearly $4,000 was spent to determine that Williams’ son did not carry a sign or lead a protest at SLHS.
- WNW are scared and trying any stunt they can in hopes that you’ll believe their lies.
- Williams and her allies have provided no other alternative information or evidence about what parade this was that she and her son are referring to, how he came to be at the helm of this parade, or who was supervising him during this time and allowed this to happen. She doesn’t mention the costly investigation that she prompted that found nothing. Not a single person has corroborated the story, and not a single photograph has been produced…because it didn’t happen.
It is time to RECALL Witt, Newkirk and Williams.
Vote YES on the recall. Then vote for a Clean Slate who will respect the community, and bring true transparency and accountability to the Jeffco School Board.
Vote for Jeffco School Board candidates Ali Lasell in District 2, Amanda Stevens in District 3.
Then vote yes to recall Julie Williams and choose Brad Rupert as successor candidate.
Then vote yes to recall John Newkirk and choose Susan Harmon as successor candidate.
Then vote yes to recall Ken Witt and choose Ron Mitchell as successor candidate.
And please spread the word.