8/16/19- Denver, Colorado - Stand for Children Colorado (Stand) announced today endorsements for three candidates for the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education election this fall and support for a statewide funding measure to provide funding for education.
At Large: Alexis Menocal Harrigan
District 1: Diana Romero Campbell
District 5: Tony Curcio
Proposition CC: to allow the state to retain excess revenue it is currently required to refund under the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) to provide funding for transportation and education.
“The visions and priorities shared by Alexis, Diana, and Tony were the ones that best resonated with the parents leading Stand’s endorsement process. While Denver Public Schools has made important strides toward improving outcomes for all children and ensuring every child receives an education that sets them on a path for success, too many students are still being left behind. These three candidates are deeply committed to the work it will require to accelerate progress for all DPS students. We appreciate all of the candidates who completed our process and who have stepped up to lead,” said Krista Spurgin, Stand Executive Director.
"Alexis me encanto porque ella conoce la falta de equidad que existe en nuestro sistema escolar contra los estudiantes latinos y va a trabajar para ayudarnos a sacar a nuestros hijos adelante para que se puedan graduar preparados de la escuela y puedan seguir sus sueños." | “I loved Alexis because she knows the existing inequity in DPS against our Latin@ students and she will work to support us parents to push our kids forward so they can graduate high school prepared and can pursue their dreams,” said Nallely Antunez, member of Stand for Children parent endorsement committee.
“As a District One native Diana Romero Campbell, has firsthand knowledge of the need for literacy supports and clearly prioritizes educational equity and supporting our teachers and families. With her dedication to giving children access to resources and support needed to get a quality education regardless of their background, economic status, or the barriers they face, we believe she will do a great job for all of us in the DPS family,” said Sarah Titus, member of Stand for Children parent endorsement committee.
"Me gusto Tony porque él tiene experiencia con las escuelas y los sistemas de DPS. Me gusto mucho oir que ha estado involucrado con sus hijos y su educación desde el principio. Estoy especialmente emocionada de ver como él continua trabajando con la comunidad."| “I liked Tony because he has a lot of experience in DPS schools. I loved hearing that he had been involved with his kid’s education from the start and I am especially excited to see how he continues to work with the community,” said Roxana Baraza, member of Stand for Children parent endorsement committee.
Stand for Children runs an endorsement process for those seeking office at the state and district level. All candidates are invited to complete Stand’s candidate questionnaire about their policy perspectives. Candidates that completed the questionnaire were then invited it to be interviewed by a committee of parents. The committee of parents is made up of nine parents and Denver community members who reviewed the survey responses and interviewed the candidates. Following the interviews, the parent committee used a rubric to score the candidates based on their questionnaires and interviews.
This year Tay Anderson, Scott Baldermann, Diana Romero Campbell, Tony Curcio, Alexis Menocal Harrigan, and Brad Laurvick completed Stand for Children’s endorsement process.