Letters concerning applicants for a position will be limited to 200 words. Election-related letters will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27. It is too late to send letters through the postal service.
Deborah Vicino wants to make a difference for our children
I’m writing this in response to TSD school board candidates, specifically about Deborah Vicino.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Deborah over the past few months. As a parent with concerns, she listened to everything I had to say and explained to me how she was going to help me with my concerns.
Deborah is a really kind and caring person, she really listens and wants to make a change for our children. She was incredibly knowledgeable about everything I asked her, and she even got me to think critically about new topics that I wasn’t educated on.
Deborah is so passionate about making positive change, I am so happy to have met her.
Land of love
Kathi Wright knows our community and its needs
We are writing to urge your readers to support Kathi Wright’s candidacy for Ward 2 City Council.
We’ve known Kathi for maybe 35 years. She knows our community and its needs as well as anyone. She was the lifeblood that built the very successful Boys and Girls Clubs in Loveland and Fort Collins.
Kathi brings her positive disposition to every consideration of the difficult issues facing Loveland. She seeks solutions rather than litigious spotlights. This is certainly what we need in these times. All those who are ready to engage in the hard work of the local public service deserve our thanks, but why, in these times, would we not re-elect a board member who listens to everything, and when she is not? okay, the fact with the courtesy our mothers taught us to show?
Please vote for Kathi Wright.
Roger and BJ Clark
Land of love
The school board does not need dangerous agendas
Voters from the Thompson School District will replace the board, voting for four of the seven members. Voters must elect a school board whose goal is to ensure a stable public education system rather than one with a dangerous agenda that can plunge the delicate system into chaos.
Those closest to Thompson’s schools – parents, families and educators – don’t trust reform candidates whose political agenda uses our students as pawns. Politics is public policy. It’s not a bad word, but when we see a violent appearance of a nationalized curriculum at our local school board meetings and these reform candidates appear as a list afterwards, it is of great concern. .
I have spoken publicly about issues in our district that demoralize staff, like miserable salaries, aggressive interactions with HR, and unnecessary district expenses. This does not mean that I want to throw the baby out with the bathwater and vote for a neo-conservative political faction at the board level. I will support strong candidates, and then support them by making changes at the district level to improve outcomes for all of our students once elected.
Please join me in voting for Alexandra Lessem, Amy Doran, Jarrett Roberts and Barb Kruse. Let us keep children, and not dangerous agendas, at the center of our schools.
Land of love
Amy Doran shows her commitment to the community
School board elections are of the utmost importance. I researched the candidates. Amy Doran earned my vote.
Doran is into it and will introduce himself to the students and the community. Doran applied, was interviewed and was appointed to the vacant B seat. His opponent did not even apply. It’s worrying and makes me question the opponent’s commitment. I applaud Doran for continuing to campaign while currently serving on the board.
Doran proves that she is invested in our students and our community. Doran has volunteered hundreds of hours at TSD schools, is the parent of a TSD student.
The opponent says she has lived here for five years, but many of her public letters of support are from Florida, and today she is attending a Florida charter school conference. No more red flags for no local involvement.
The opponent is spreading dangerous disinformation and is now focused on fighting Larimer County. I thought a school board member’s job was to stand up for the students and staff at TSD.
Doran has integrity, the ability to sort fact and fiction, and demonstrates commitment to our community. Vote for Amy Doran!
Land of love
Vote for change in the Thompson school district
Currently, many TSD residents have received postcards in the mail regarding our school board candidates. Senders come from an independent spending committee (Students Deserve Better) that is linked to the Colorado Education Association’s Political Action Committee (CEA PAC). Students Deserve Better received $ 384,000 in donations from CEA PAC and its affiliates in Denver, Aurora and Fort Collins.
At TSD, that money was spent on a smear campaign, sending targeted letters to voters who make questionable statements and cast a negative light on change-oriented candidates. The senders urge voters to support the status quo candidates and falsely claim that supporting change-oriented candidates would have a how).
Only one side is playing pool with these blatant lies – and that side represents the contenders for the status quo. TSD voters are too savvy to fall for such a shady coup.
On November 2, I will vote for change. I will vote for the children. I will vote for a return to reason and decency. Deborah (Dee Dee) Vicino, Nancy Rumfelt, Blake Law and Lisa Winbourn have my vote.
The current school board is doing what’s best for all students
Why did I vote for Amy Doran, Jarrett Roberts, Alexandra Lessem and Barb Kruse?
It’s simple! Because I sat down and watched and studied the candidates from day one.
CASB Handbook: “Board members should represent all students and the decisions they make should be made in the best interests of the entire school system and not just for particular groups or interests. “
The anti-mask candidates and supporters simply will not accept this. I have observed their behavior and personal and vicious attacks on teachers and current board members by them and their supporters at board meetings. It is childish and juvenile behavior!
As happened in 2013 and 2015, we hear warrantless candidates insulting our schools. Again we hear Rumfelt, Vicino, Law and Winbourn say that TSD is failing and they will go through the budget line by line and eliminate waste. None of them have the slightest understanding of the complexities involved in school finance laws. Exceptional directors who are recognized for their financial management and leadership skills are hired to do this.
Know that TSD and the current board are doing what is best for all students every day. I really believe it.
Land of love