There are plenty of important questions on the ballot for every Coloradan. It is critical for voters to take them seriously.
Chalkbeat Colorado and The Colorado Sun hosted a panel discussion regarding school board elections
Rather than merely filling a seat, business involvement must nurture the role public education plays for the entire community.
The school board in Sheridan, just south of Denver, voted Monday to allow compensation for board members, becoming one of the first in Colorado to do so. The five-member Sheridan board voted unanimously to allow its members to get paid $150 for a full day of board work — such as attending board conferences or […]
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GRAND JUNCTION — For Paul Pitton, the turning point came the night a mob of irate parents disrupted a Mesa Valley School District 51 board meeting and sent Pitton and his colleagues fleeing through a back door, under police escort. The 42-year veteran educator later resigned from the school board, rattled by the latest […]
Kathy Gebhardt has been called a Nazi and a child abuser because of her unwavering support for requiring masks in schools. Now she and two of her colleagues on the Boulder Valley School District board are facing a new reprisal by parents outraged over mask mandates — a recall petition seeking their removal, an undertaking […]
A bill that would allow Colorado school board members to get paid is headed to the governor’s desk after lawmakers agreed to amendments that would limit board member compensation and require a public meeting before board members decide on compensation. School board members in Colorado currently cannot receive any compensation. Proponents of the measure said […]
More than 60% of students in the Roaring Fork School District are Hispanic, but when Jasmin Ramirez was elected in 2019, she and fellow board member Natalie Torres became the first Latinas to serve on the school board. Like all Colorado school board seats, it’s a volunteer position that comes with no pay. That sacrifice […]