Possible negative impacts of three upcoming ballot initiatives on educational institutions were discussed at Monday's meeting of the local educational consortium called Consortium of Positive Educators (COPE).
In attendance at Monday's meeting were representatives from Trinidad School District No. 1, TSJC, the South Central Council of Government's Children Program and Primero School District R2. Trinidad and Primero's district boards have already passed resolutions.
Wade Buchanan and Auden Schendler Special to The Aspen Times
Apparently the proponents of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 think school budgets can defy gravity. How else can one explain their absolutely ludicrous claim that these ballot measures won't hurt our schools, throw teachers out of work and increase class sizes across the state? They will – and here's why.
MERINO – Buffalo RE-4J School Board is considering a resolution opposing Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61. The board tabled the resolution at their regular meeting on Monday, until they can get some more information on the ballot initiatives.
Superintendent Robert Sanders said the board wanted to wait until after the Colorado Association of School Board's regional meeting in Sterling next week, which they will be attending. Part of the regional meeting will focus on the impact of the three ballot initiatives.
When you connect the dots, it's easy to see that opposition to Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 runs from the mountains to the plains, from cities to small towns and from border to border in Colorado.
The Bell is proud to be contributing to the effort to defeat these deceptive and destructive proposals, and we are pleased to report that opposition is growing every day. Check out the list of companies, associations and organizations at www.donthurtcolorado.com. You'll also find out how you can add your group to the list.
We will, at some point, have a serious discussion about how tax measures are affixed to our state's constitution in a hodge-podge way because Colorado voters really like to vote on tax issues, it is relatively easy to do so here compared with other states, and so we do so often.