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Dear Jeffco Friends,

Your ballot will arrive this week. This is a mail-in ballot election only. If you are not registered to vote, you can still do so at  http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterHome.html

We are asking for your support in the upcoming Jeffco School Board election – Please vote YES on the RECALL OF WILLIAMS, NEWKIRK, AND WITT, and then vote for a Clean Slate: LASELL, STEVENS, RUPERT, HARMON, and MITCHELL.  https://www.facebook.com/JeffcoUnited/videos/vb.474872672690576/493950727449437/?type=2&theater

Ali Lasell – http://alilasell.com/faqs/

Amanda Stevens – http://amandaforjeffcoschools.com

C. Brad Rupert – http://bradforjeffcokids.com

Susan Harmon – http://susanforjeffcokids.com

Ron Mitchell – http://ronforjeffcokids.com

There are numerous reasons why you should support these candidates. The destructive policies implemented by the current school board majority have been detrimental to our students and schools, and it’s time to demand change.

Lasell, Stevens, Rupert, Harmon, and Mitchell will focus on the educational needs of our students, work on rebuilding community and employee trust through real transparent governing and ensure fiscal responsibility.

There are many reasons for the Recall of the current board majority – these are just a few:

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY –

They have repeatedly violated state laws and board policies when they held secret meetings to make decisions, including hiring of a board attorney (Brad Miller) (Dec. 2013)

LACK OF FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY –

The Board Majority wasted millions of taxpayer dollars, including hiring Board attorney (Brad Miller) for $90,000 a year

Novice Superintendent for $280,000–$80,000 more a year than the previous nationally recognized Superintendent of 12 years

$900,000+ district property assets relinquished (2090 Wright St), endangering $15 million more in District assets – contrary to district legal counsel and Capital Asset Advisory Committee’s advice

DISREGARD AND DISRESPECT FOR COMMUNITY-

 Limiting public comment at Board Meetings and selectively enforcing time limits and new rules.

Attempting to censor US History classes, leading thousands of students to walk out of class in protest.

Bullying and publicly intimidating parents, community members and students during board meetings

The Board Majority is responsible for the unprecedented turnover of Jeffco staff – over 1,000 left this past year alone:

The teacher turnover is extraordinary. Teachers are leaving the district for neighboring districts in droves.

Hiring in this district has become difficult – Jeffco is now “known” for its poor working conditions and low morale.

Please keep politics out of our school district and put the focus back on our students, where it belongs!

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Vote YES on the RECALL OF WILLIAMS, NEWKIRK AND WITT, and then vote for a Clean Slate:  LASELL, STEVENS, RUPERT, HARMON, and MITCHELL.

SHARE this email with everyone in your contact list who is a Jefferson County voter.  We have heard time and again from people, “we know things are bad in this district, but we aren’t sure WHO to vote for.” Now is your chance to tell them.

Respectfully yours,

Support Jeffco Kids
Jeffco Exodus
Citizens for Responsible Education
Jefferson County School Board Watch

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