Stand for Children: A Win for Denver’s Kids!
Denver, Colorado - Stand for Children Colorado (Stand Colorado) issued the following statement today applauding the election of Happy Haynes, Anne Rowe, and Lisa Flores to Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education.
“What great news for Denver’s kids! Denver voters elected three champions to the Denver School Board. Stand parents endorsed Happy, Anne, and Lisa because they will fight for all kids, stand against rhetoric, and work to identify real solutions to make sure every child in Denver has access to a great school. The DPS board has made strides toward the goal of a high quality education for all, but there is an incredible amount left to be done. We look forward to working with the board to accelerate the progress toward that goal because our kids cannot afford to wait,” said Jeani Frickey Saito, Stand Colorado Executive Director.
This fall, Stand Colorado convened parents to lead an endorsement process that included reviewing candidate responses to our questionnaire, interviewing candidates and selecting our education champions. Every candidate for the DPS Board of Education was invited to complete Stand Colorado’s questionnaire and participate in our endorsement process. Stand Colorado parents chose to endorse Happy Haynes, Anne Rowe and Lisa Flores. They also decided to support ballot measure 2A.