Letter to the editor: New Voices Needed for Jeffco Kids

Posted 10/17/19

As a mom of three, I want my kids to receive the best education possible. I’ve spent a lot of time wondering where I will try to enroll my three-year-old daughter because I can’t count on my …

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Letter to the editor: New Voices Needed for Jeffco Kids

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As a mom of three, I want my kids to receive the best education possible. I’ve spent a lot of time wondering where I will try to enroll my three-year-old daughter because I can’t count on my neighborhood schools which are weak academically. I’d prefer not to try and open enroll but I don’t see any other options. There is a downward trend in academic growth for the district and something needs to change. Every child in Jeffco should have access to a strong education and the current school board isn’t delivering on that.
Nearly 50% of our property taxes support Jeffco schools and our community has invested heavily in increasing teachers’ salaries and improving infrastructure. The school board has increased spending substantially but student achievement has continued to decrease. Something isn’t working.
It is time for new voices on the school board. Time for board members to focus on improving student learning. That is why I am supporting both Susan Miller and Rob Applegate for Jefferson County School board. Please join me in supporting them and adding two independent voices to the table. Our students deserve that. Vote for Susan Miller and Rob Applegate.
Hilary Taylor,
Lakewood

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