Sherrie Peif

Weld County Council election to cost voters $150K

Weld County Council election to cost voters $150K

“It’s disappointing. It’s clearly irresponsible, but it’s also clearly politically driven and not what the residents of the county probably want.” — Jeffrey Hare, former county council member.

By Sherrie Peif · September 18, 2017 · 0 comments · Elections, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized, Weld County
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Campaign email raises questions among Jefferson County school administrators

“There is always a problem when public resources are used to influence an election. Whether the Supreme Court was right or not, it really opened the blue print for school districts to spend money on elections. We really need the legislature to step up and fix this.” Luis Toro, executive director of Colorado Ethics Watch.

By Sherrie Peif · September 14, 2017 · 0 comments · Jeffco, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized
Greeley charter school showing marked improvements using unique teaching model

Greeley charter school showing marked improvements using unique teaching model

“They get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos here. They get to experience these holidays with others outside our home that know what they are. And it’s made a good connection with my grandparents because as they’ve gotten older they speak more Spanish than they do English, and so it’s nice to see that.” — Salida del Sol parent Tara White.

By Sherrie Peif · September 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Weld County

RTD to add additional security along "W" line

“Over the course of the last three months, the eastern part of the West Line has an increased amount of complaints from patrons, and official incident reports.” Natalie Menten, RTD District M Director.

By Sherrie Peif · August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Transit, Transportation
Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

“We understand that our community is passionate about political causes and candidates. We also support the right to exercise free expression. It is incredibly unfortunate when activities of this nature disrupt important events like Parent Nights, Back-to-School Nights, or other school-sponsored activities.” — Will Trachman, DCSD Legal Counsel.

By Sherrie Peif · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized

Douglas County teachers association gathering info on school district employees

“DCSD is liable for any visitor on school property,” Hans said. “Those who do not have a relationship with a school or its students must provide notice and secure the proper permission prior to coming on to school property.”

By Sherrie Peif · August 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Sherrie Peif, Top News

Arvada City Council's use of executive sessions bothers group aimed at changing urban renewal authority

“Identification of the particular matter to be discussed in as much detail as possible,” and that the “mere presence or participation” of an attorney at a meeting of a public body doesn’t justify an executive session.” — Arvada residents frustrated with city’s use of executive sessions.

By Sherrie Peif · August 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arvada, Featured, Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Urban Renewal

Weld County Commissioners split on whether to send charter change to voters

“I would have like to have seen a lot more discussion, thought and research done prior to just coming to us last week and asking us to put this on the ballot so quickly.” Weld County Commissioner Chairwoman Julie Cozad.

By Sherrie Peif · August 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Sherrie Peif, Weld County
Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

This is Leung’s fourth attempt at a school board seat. He ran and lost in 2009. He applied for an appointment in 2013 and lost. He then filed to run for an open seat in 2013, but withdrew.

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Featured, Sherrie Peif
Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

“Leadership does not force an opinion nor does it omit facts from the other side to prop up your own stance. Leadership is leading by example, being open and honest, giving both pros and cons and allowing others to make the best possible decision.” — Trevor Garrett, University Schools Board of Governors member

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County