Letter: Fresh faces, ideas needed

Posted 8/24/17

We've all heard it a million times: politics has no place in education. Yet, politics is exactly what we've seen on the school board in recent years. Many of our board members have lost their focus …

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Letter: Fresh faces, ideas needed

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We've all heard it a million times: politics has no place in education. Yet, politics is exactly what we've seen on the school board in recent years. Many of our board members have lost their focus on students, consumed instead by political warfare against their colleagues. It's time for a change.

Our district should have one, overarching goal: to deliver the education that our parents have always dreamed of for their kids and that will fuel our future. We need to reclaim our Accredited with Distinction status and ensure that any of our struggling schools and students have the support they need to succeed. We need to ensure that every school leader is empowered to make decisions for the benefit of students, not as the result of political ties or pressure. And we need to make sure we maintain our focus on kids at all costs.

We've drifted too far from the real reason we all care about education. We need to restore that focus, and I believe only a strong leadership team with a fresh perspective can do that. I believe the Elevate Douglas County slate (Randy Mills, Ryan Abresch, Debora Scheffel and Grant Nelson) can offer that perspective. After what we've been through, I'm ready for some fresh faces, new ideas, and much-needed stability.

Aleta You

Parker

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DCSDmomof2

Ms. You neglected to mention that the current BOE majority, as well as BOE directors since 2009, are the ones responsible for politics in our district. They are also responsible for our loss of accredited with distinction rating, high teacher/principal turnover, and our kids not receiving the education they deserve. Don't be fooled, the elevate slate is more of the same that we have experienced over the last 8 years. The elevate slate is supported by current BOE majority, in fact.

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