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Taxpayers Group Calls for Immediate Stop to Douglas County Voucher Program

on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 18:37

Taxpayers Group Calls for Immediate Stop to Douglas County Voucher Program

(Denver, CO July 6, 2011)  Taxpayers for Public Education (TFPE), a bi-partisan Colorado taxpayers and parents group, today filed a motion asking the Denver District Court to put an immediate stop to the Douglas County voucher program.

The motion for a preliminary injunction was filed as part of the TFPE suit against the Douglas County School District, the Douglas County School District Board of Education, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado State Board of Education.   

“Stopping the illegal

Two years ago....

on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 01:39

Two years have passed since District Judge Michael Martinez granted a permanent injunction that stopped the Douglas County School District (DCSD) voucher program from moving forward. 

The DCSD appealed the decision and sadly the appellate court overturned the district court decision. We have appealed the appellate court decision. The Colorado Supreme Court has yet to decide whether it will hear the case.

While the voucher program is tied up in the courts, the DCSD Board of Education and Superintendent have continued to push unnecessary reforms into our neighborhood schools.

Legal update

on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 01:13

Taxpayers for Public Education and other plaintiffs in the voucher suit have filed their Reply Briefs in support of our Petition for Certiorari in the Colorado Supreme Court.  You can read them by clicking the links below.

Reply in support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari by Taxpayer Petitioners

Reply in support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari by LaRue Petitioners

 

Cindy testifies at the Capitol!

on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 00:02

TFPE President, Cindy Barnard tells of her experience testifying before the State House:

Taxpayers for Public Education has been concerned about  DCSD executive sessions. In February, 2012, Anne Kleinkopf, TFPE director, addressed the Douglas County BOE, asking the Board to enter into executive session properly. However, what goes on during the twice monthly, lengthy executive sessions remains a mystery. When I learned of House Bill 13-1313 which, had it passed, would have provided some transparency to executive session, I felt it important to testify in support of the Bill.

What a pleasure

Read our entire complaint

on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 04:31

Read the entire complaint here.

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