Letter to the editor: School board recall not needed

Posted 2/11/21

School board recall not needed Who exactly is Nate Ormond? What qualifies him to single-handedly select the next school board? Why are 60 potential candidates willing to give him the authority to …

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Letter to the editor: School board recall not needed

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School board recall not needed

Who exactly is Nate Ormond? What qualifies him to single-handedly select the next school board? Why are 60 potential candidates willing to give him the authority to decide which of them is most capable of overseeing a district of 68,000 students? While he says he’s putting his own money into the recall effort, this is something we’ll never be able to verify because he chose a “dark money” 501(c)(4) organization to fund the effort. This type of organization has no donor disclosure requirements. It also cannot legally spend more than 50% of its funds on political efforts. How will it be spending the other 50%?

In a Jan. 22 report by Denver7, Mr. Ormond was quoted as saying, “Six months ago, I couldn’t even tell you the name of the superintendent,” “I couldn’t tell you the names of any of the folks on the board.” He doesn’t appear to have any experience in education and hasn’t been involved in our school district until now. He only seems to have a difference of opinion on remote vs. in-person vs. hybrid learning.

As a parent who actually has been involved in the district since 2003, I require much more of our leaders. We already have dedicated, caring, educated and experienced school board directors with relevant backgrounds, who carefully consider their decisions with the best interests of students in mind. There is no need to replace them.

Connie Davison

Highlands Ranch

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