An organization called “Kids First DCSD” has announced several school board candidates running as a slate for the November election, according to a news release from the group. The slate consists …
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An organization called “Kids First DCSD” has announced several school board candidates running as a slate for the November election, according to a news release from the group.
The slate consists of Becky Myers, Mike Peterson, Christy Williams and Kaylee Winegar. All four either have children in the school district or have in the past, according to the news release.
The purpose of the committee listed on the registration form says “parents, teachers and community members dedicated to supporting candidates for Douglas County School Board elections who prioritize kids first in all decision making,” according to the form. “Kids First DCSD” is listed on the Secretary of State's TRACER website as a political committee based in Castle Rock.
Myers is a retired DCSD teacher with more than 25 years of experience. In 1993, she and her husband moved to Castle Rock, where her two children attended kindergarten through 12th grade. She is running for school board from District D.
Peterson is a former Navy Topgun instructor. He moved to Colorado in 2004 while serving in the military and retired from the Navy in 2011. He and his wife have three daughters. He is running for school board in District B.
Williams is a small business owner, wife and mother to three children who attend Douglas County Schools. She is entering her second year on the DAC (District Accountability Committee). She served on the PTO at American Academy in Castle Pines and the School Accountability Committee. She is running in District E.
Winegar is an associate director of corporate accounting for a financial services company. She moved to Parker as a child and grew up attending school in Douglas County. She and her husband have a soon-to-be kindergartner who will be attending school. Winegar is running in District G.
The candidates “common goals” listed in the news release were: "Restore Douglas County as the premier destination district for students, educators and the community; Reestablish focus on excellence — academic achievement, growth and post-secondary pathways; Optimize use of resources to benefit students; Address competitive pay and plan for future growth; Cultivate a positive, supportive, safe, culture built on trust — starting with the board of education; and promote psychological and physical well-being of students and staff that allows each student to reach individual potential."
The candidates were planned to be announced at Butterfield Park in Castle Rock on June 27.
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