By these findings, charter schools are more equitably and adequately serving students from all backgrounds than traditional public schools.
Integrating students’ interests into their school day creates a more intellectually stimulating environment.
“Parents in our charter schools have serious worries. I don’t think we (would) ever see another charter school again. — House Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Douglas County.
In recent weeks, Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids have been mailing full color fliers spotlighting their candidates. They have now received $700,000 from pro-union groups.
They have also gone so far to say that Douglas County would not see union spending like what Jefferson County Public Schools saw roll in during the 2015 election. Yet, that is what has happened. The only thing different from the Jeffco races is that, this time, the union contributions were disclosed just as ballots go in the mail.
“As a charter parent I want to believe he cares about our students,” Kim Gilmartin said. “But I can’t because his actions speak louder than his words.”
“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.
“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.
“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.”
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.