Letter: Hit the reset button

Posted 8/16/17

Recent years have been hard in the Douglas County School District. Our schools are still excellent, as the many people moving here for them can attest. But the pace of change has been far, far too …

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Letter: Hit the reset button

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Recent years have been hard in the Douglas County School District. Our schools are still excellent, as the many people moving here for them can attest. But the pace of change has been far, far too quick for many parents, including myself. Add to that the seemingly constant bickering and fighting between the two "sides" on the school board, and I sometimes find myself wishing we could just start over. Sometimes every district needs to hit the reset button.

I'm encouraged by the message being brought to Douglas County by the Elevate Douglas County slate of Randy Mills, Ryan Abresch, Debora Scheffel and Grant Nelson. They seem to understand something that many activists and naysayers do not: you can be genuinely proud of your schools and your school district - and you can applaud the many things that are going right - without ignoring or addressing the very real issues DCSD faces. It's about time our community had reasonable, forward-thinking candidates who aren't necessarily tethered to either "side" of an increasingly ugly political war.

When I vote this November, it will be for peace and getting back to work. It will be for the Elevate Douglas County slate. 

Andy Jones 

Highlands Ranch

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