DCTA and the DPS Bond

Somewhat buried in an article in the Rocky on raising money to promote the upcoming District school bonds across Colorado:

While both Jeffco and DPS expect to end up with lighter fundraising totals than in past years, they differ in one respect – their donors. Jeffco’s roster includes $35,000 in donations from its local teachers union. DPS’ campaign includes zero.

Kim Ursetta, president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said the union was asked to endorse the DPS ballot question and it did so, mailing letters to 4,027 teachers union members living in Denver.

But she said she was not asked to give money or supply volunteers and the union has focused, instead, on fighting proposed statewide amendments 47, 49 and 54. DPS campaign officials said the union was asked to help but that it was clear its emphasis was elsewhere.


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