New school board majorities re-shaping education policy in Denver and Jefferson County did not emerge in Tuesday’s election, as voters appeared to affirm the paths being undertaken by leadership in those districts.
In Douglas County, voters elected a GOP-endorsed, pro-voucher slate of three school board members while rejecting two district tax proposals.
“If you combine the two messages, voters want to continue with education reform but they want to do it very economically,” said Dougco School Board President John Carson.
And across Colorado, voters soundly defeated a proposal to raise state sales and incomes taxes to boost education funding. They also turned down most school district tax hikes to boost operating dollars and to finance school building needs.
Education News Colorado created this one-stop elections center to keep up with key election questions. Follow these links to pages containing candidate information, including their positions on vouchers and tax increases, as well as recent media coverage, upcoming debates and forums, and candidate responses to surveys and questionnaires:
- Election 2011: Jefferson County School Board
- Election 2011: Denver School Board
- Election 2011: Douglas County School Board
We’ve also got the pros and cons of Proposition 103, and coverage of the school districts seeking more than $560 million in operating increases and bond issues:
Stories describing election outcomes are included on those pages and they’re linked here for easy reference: