Letter to the editor: Vote yes for our children

Posted 10/15/18

Vote yes for our children I have one child attending school in Littleton Public Schools and another in Douglas County School District and I can testify to the fact that more funding provides more …

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Letter to the editor: Vote yes for our children

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Vote yes for our children

I have one child attending school in Littleton Public Schools and another in Douglas County School District and I can testify to the fact that more funding provides more opportunities and resources to our students. I am voting Yes on 5A and 5B because I want my DCSD child (and all DCSD students) to have the same quality education that my LPS child is receiving. Here’s why you should join me in supporting DCSD:

• DCSD cannot compete in the free market on teacher and staff pay. This means we can’t attract or retain staff like other districts can.

• We don’t have money for building maintenance. Continuing to ignore our critical maintenance needs will not improve things, and costs will only go up. I wouldn’t ignore important roofing and plumbing needs in my home.

• Superintendent Tucker and our board of education have been very thoughtful regarding how the funds will be spent.

• Former interim Superintendent Kane also supports 5A and 5B.

• Funds from 5A and 5B would stay local.

• A citizen oversight committee will be overseeing any new funds and projects. There will be transparency and accountability.

• Both charter and neighborhood school accountability committees have supported the need for additional local funding.

• Colorado students receive $2,800 less than the national average in per-pupil funding.

• Douglas County hasn’t passed a local funding measure since 2006 and it is critical that we do so this year. DougCo kids are worth it.

Kelly Pointer

Highlands Ranch

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