Who Was Second?

On the subject of the new JEFFCO Schools Superintendent:  Who was second?


The following message has been sent to the JEFFCO BOE and is being distributed to; The Denver Post, TV Channels 4, 7 and 9.  If you agree with this message feel free to distribute it or a similar message over your signature to your “network” of contacts.  Let’s raise public awareness of what is going on and encourage the “Court of Public Opinion” to send the message to the new BOE majority that their actions are unacceptable to the JEFFCO stakeholders and VOTERS.


JEFFCO Schools Board of Education


It is hard to comprehend how the three new Board of Education (BOE) members among you, who ran on a platform of community involvement, transparency and accountability, could even consider presenting to the JEFFCO community a single finalist for consideration as the new district Superintendent.  As we enter this period of public vetting, should we assume that there was only one qualified candidate or is it that the BOE majority doesn’t believe that the community of stakeholders deserve the opportunity to make a comparison with whoever was second.  Is this your definition of community involvement and transparency?


The entire JEFFCO community deserves the opportunity to compare at least the top two candidates prior to the final BOE vote.  Mr. McMinimee may me be the ideal candidate for the Superintendent position but he too deserves to have the “Court of Public Opinion” join the BOE in making that decision.


If the new BOE majority truly stands for community involvement, transparency and accountability they should delay their final vote until the entire stakeholder community has the opportunity to assess the qualifications of at least the top two candidates.  It is time for all of those who represent the past, present and future students of JEFFCO Schools along with all other stakeholders in the JEFFCO community have their voices heard.




Bill Bottoms