School board president opposes Amend. 66

Estes Park School District Board Todd Jirsa said Thursday that he asking voters to vote against Amendment 66, the new statewide school financing measure that, if passed, would have provided approximately $1.1 million for the local school district. Full Story
What a shock

Estes Park, CO

#1 Oct 12, 2013
it's all about control for Todd Jirsa. dude, you have one foot out the door so leave it along. If folks want to vote in favor of Amendment 66 that is their right. you can't "control" everything and everyone so concentrate on your own little word. Bye bye.

And why does the school board have to weigh in on this as a board? These folks are individual taxpayers with a mind of their own (with 2 exceptions).
Concerned Parent

Denver, CO

#2 Oct 12, 2013
This is incredibly short-sighted. At at time in which we need additional funding, and every educator in the state supports 66, a school board president who wants less funding?

This from the same man who presided over the dismantling of Estes Park teacher's health insurance? We lost two GREAT teachers this year when their health insurance was taken away and replaced by a plan that amounts to a $7500 pay cut per year per teacher, and this man wants less funding?

Good riddance!
You are right on

Estes Park, CO

#3 Oct 12, 2013
Concerned Parent wrote:
This is incredibly short-sighted. At at time in which we need additional funding, and every educator in the state supports 66, a school board president who wants less funding?
This from the same man who presided over the dismantling of Estes Park teacher's health insurance? We lost two GREAT teachers this year when their health insurance was taken away and replaced by a plan that amounts to a $7500 pay cut per year per teacher, and this man wants less funding?
Good riddance!
But gee with local control now we can get ipads for all the elementary students too. Oh yes and under local control we can allow a building to go to rack and ruin under the boards watch and spend more taxpayer money to tear it down. Then of course under local control we can continue to hire administrators internally under the auspices of saving money. Yeah, that's worked out real well. Todd needs to give it up and move on. We the people can decide what we want. If he wants less money rather than more there has to be some underlying reason that can't be good. I wonder what his last hurrah will be to smack the faces of our community? Hiring another superintendent internally?
Curtain Call

Denver, CO

#4 Oct 12, 2013
You don't support Amendment 66 AND you haven't done anything to promote the mill levy. Perfect way to control the district's demise. That's what I call leadership.
The Federalist

Denver, CO

#5 Oct 12, 2013
So Estes wants everyone to pay its own way and keep its own money? What happened to community? Who is paying to reopen the National Park? Who is paying to rebuild the highways that feed tourists to Estes? Should we all just keep our money in our own towns? Leadership?
quack quack

Windsor, CO

#6 Oct 13, 2013
Said the lame duck president! In years of the Jirsa reign it always seems that if Todd is for it, that's the first sign that people should be against it, if it doesn't serve him personally he will always be against it, and there's no way for him to profit from amendment 66 so that's that.
Just like the "flood" pendant that he's always trying to hawk for over $1000.00, yeah, help with the flood recovery! More like his help his wallet recover!
Good bye, good riddance, let's see what his next egotistical, self serving move will be.
Peopl voted this into law, that's the bottom line, but him and Justin Smith want to pick and choose which laws they want to support or enforce,they are suppose to represent the people who elected them, they don't.
The personal

Estes Park, CO

#7 Oct 13, 2013
quack quack wrote:
Said the lame duck president! In years of the Jirsa reign it always seems that if Todd is for it, that's the first sign that people should be against it, if it doesn't serve him personally he will always be against it, and there's no way for him to profit from amendment 66 so that's that.
Just like the "flood" pendant that he's always trying to hawk for over $1000.00, yeah, help with the flood recovery! More like his help his wallet recover!
Good bye, good riddance, let's see what his next egotistical, self serving move will be.
Peopl voted this into law, that's the bottom line, but him and Justin Smith want to pick and choose which laws they want to support or enforce,they are suppose to represent the people who elected them, they don't.
piece for Todd supporting Amendment 66 would be an increase in his taxes.
Oh yes

Estes Park, CO

#8 Oct 13, 2013
The personal wrote:
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piece for Todd supporting Amendment 66 would be an increase in his taxes.
and that ever important piece of control. With state funds they are under the control of the state. Little local control. With the mill levy there is local control of funds without state interference. I would imagine Mr. Jirsa would have a tough time with that given what I read and hear about him.
By the way, how much of that $1000.00 goes to flood victims and repairs and how much does he pocket? Unless most of the money goes to others needs asking this flood worn town and RMNP closed (except for this week)is a lot to ask someone to pay.

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