Vote with kids in mind As we are midway through another election season, it is imperative that our community become informed as to who is running for the DCSD school board. My oldest was in …
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Vote with kids in mind
As we are midway through another election season, it is imperative that our community become informed as to who is running for the DCSD school board.
My oldest was in kindergarten when reformers took control of our district in 2009. Each year of elementary school, I saw teachers leave, support staff cut and class sizes escalate. By third grade, he was in a class of 36. It was nearly impossible for him to get the extra support he needed and he was placed on an IEP.
Over the next six years he had a new special education team every single year. Time was lost, issues were missed and problems passed over. Some years, not a single member of the previous year’s team returned. As a current sophomore, he is still behind and working very hard to make up lost time. Years of reform and financial starvation have taken a toll on all kids, but particularly on kids who need help the most. We cannot afford to go back.
Finally, stability is returning to our district. He has the same team working with him for a second year and they’ve hit the ground running. New programs are being introduced to fill the gaps in reading and math through funding from 5A and class sizes have been reduced. Our kids get one shot at this. Let’s do what’s best for them and vote Hanson, Meek and Ray to continue the positive progress so our kids will get the strong foundation they deserve.
Stacey ChamatyCastle Rock
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