Update, 10/29: Rumors have spread, including in my own comment section, that candidate Laura Boggs has plans to close down Green Mountain and Wheat Ridge high schools. There is no truth to these rumors, and the candidate herself has debunked them. Furthermore, in today’s Denver Post story about Jeffco Schools considering closures, it reads: “Closing an elementary school building saves about $300,000 a year on fixed costs; closing a middle school saves $800,000 to $1 million; and shutting down a high school — which is not one of the district’s 45 options — saves $3 million a year.” [emphasis added]
Several people this week have asked for my insights on whom to support for school board here in Jefferson County — Colorado’s largest school district based in Denver’s western suburbs. So I decided to post my answer in public for many more to see.
The one candidate I can unequivocally urge you to vote for is Laura Boggs. I have spoken with her by phone on a couple occasions and am confident in her strong credentials in favor of parental choice and district financial accountability and transparency.
On the other hand, JCEA (the local teachers union) is backing Robin Johnson, Sue Marinelli, and Paula Noonan. The union has have plenty of money to spend on behalf of its chosen candidates. All I can afford to do is use this tiny bit of cyberspace to give my personal endorsement to Laura Boggs.