Jeffco schools are dysfunctional, but don’t blame Dan McMinimee
“McMinimee has served Je≠co well,” Dec. 28 editorial.
The dysfunction of the Jefferson County School District goes on and on. The 2015 recall of school board members and the fate of current superintendent Dan McMinimee appear to be more political than performance-based. Most troubling, however, are the continuing rejections by voters of school bonds to fund initiatives to renovate aging schools and pay increases for teachers as to be competitive with other Front Range school districts. In contrast, Littleton School District voters have passed all school bond requests since 1984 — when my family moved here. Maybe this is why my wife insisted that when moving to Colorado, we would not be in the Jeffco school district.
BBB Jefferson County schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee has served the students and community quite well during his employment, as this paper has reported. He is involved in improving education and involving the students, staff and parents in the process. To fire him would be a spiteful act on the part of the present school board. Though the present “liberal” board may resent what was done by the “conservative” board, they should not shoot us in the foot by changing policy and staff that are working out and doing a good job.
BBB Your editorial on Dan McMinimee was the nicest I can remember. McMinimee has certainly been a CEO, managing our annual billion-dollar school operation beyond expectations, with what he has been given to work with. Taxpayers, parents and students alike hope he will remain here.