Sherrie Peif




Articles by Sherrie Peif:


August 18, 2017 | Arvada City Council’s use of executive sessions bothers group aimed at changing urban renewal authority

August 14, 2017 | Weld County Commissioners split on whether to send charter change to voters

August 11, 2017 | Dougco school board candidate plaintiff in $1.4 million lawsuit against school district

| Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

July 26, 2017 | Colorado Union of Taxpayers rates legislators; Senate President makes “Wall of Shame” list

July 21, 2017 | Boulder County taxpayers paying for multi-county organization aimed at making Colorado more progressive

July 13, 2017 | Progressive commissioner group seeks to “untangle TABOR” & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

July 7, 2017 | RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

June 22, 2017 | First Colorado FASTER training a success

June 9, 2017 | Governor signs anti-sexting bill into law

June 5, 2017 | How a clique of Capitol reporters bar access to competitors

June 2, 2017 | Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

May 22, 2017 | New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

| Colorado FASTER training kicks off in June; armed school staff to get skills in active shooter

May 10, 2017 | Colorado’s “Damn Roads” one step closer to getting fixed after challenge period passes

May 9, 2017 | Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

May 5, 2017 | Seventy-two page amendment to Sustaining Rural Colorado bill gets the job done on Senate floor

May 4, 2017 | Rural hospitals and roads bill off life support; still driving wedge between Republicans

April 28, 2017 | Grassroots non-profit pops up in Weld to watch-dog commissioners

April 26, 2017 | Senators Cooke and Neville take a stab at transportation fix

April 25, 2017 | Sen. Ray Scott responds to latest Sentinel column; Publisher compares Scott to Assad

April 21, 2017 | Bills funding transportation, schools and hospitals appear dead; stalled in the House

April 14, 2017 | Tax, debt and spending bills clear first hurdle with a little help from some Republicans

April 11, 2017 | 50-year Army vet fired from Denver Public Schools; transgender student at center of controversy

April 10, 2017 | Fix Our Damn Roads one step closer to the voters

April 9, 2017 | Accountability for sanctuary cities bill makes second appearance, this time in Senate

April 5, 2017 | Bill that would change online sales tax collections clears committee

March 29, 2017 | Storm knocks out transmission line that connects wind farm to power grid

March 20, 2017 | Douglas County parents taking a page from Jefferson County, start fake social media page

March 18, 2017 | Senate Republicans pushing to save Capone the dog

March 15, 2017 | Weld County government under Internal Revenue Service audit after whistleblower files complaint

March 12, 2017 | Charter school funding bill gaining bipartisan support; Dems get support on amendment

March 9, 2017 | TABOR bill sponsor responds to constituents and bows out; says he will vote against changes

March 3, 2017 | Bill to unplug subsidies for electric vehicles clears Senate committee

March 1, 2017 | Appeals court rejects excessive workers’ compensation fines

February 18, 2017 | More delays to Open Records bill frustrate both sides

February 14, 2017 | Concealed carry bill for military 18-20 advances to Senate floor

February 10, 2017 | Senate Bill would equalize funding for charter schools

February 7, 2017 | Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

February 3, 2017 | Colorado Senate committee advances campus free speech protection bill

January 31, 2017 | Bloomberg money again playing role in Colorado gun-related issues

January 27, 2017 | Colorado celebrates school choice week

January 10, 2017 | Weld Clerk and Recorder speaks up about commissioners’ finger pointing

December 24, 2016 | K-12 Education in 2016 both exciting and frustrating at times

December 22, 2016 | Weld County Commissioner puts county on notice of impending lawsuit for whistleblower violations

November 15, 2016 | Former state Speaker of the House disagrees with NAACP on charter school resolution

November 8, 2016 | New Douglas County School District Board member starts term amid controversy

October 17, 2016 | Weld Commissioners conducting ex-parte meetings against advice of attorney

October 16, 2016 | Weld Commissioners fringe benefits have gone untaxed and unreported for decades

October 12, 2016 | Weld County officials drawing criticism for emergency management training in Breckenridge

September 27, 2016 | Weld County Commissioners under fire for litany of criticisms; Weld Council to audit performance

September 22, 2016 | Weld County Commissioners disagree 4-1 on forming charter review commitee

September 12, 2016 | Greeley charter school reverses snack policy after successful petition drive

September 9, 2016 | Douglas County School Board accepts board member’s resignation on second attempt

September 8, 2016 | Dougco minority school board members refuse to accept one-sentence resignation, instead leave 45,000 residents without representation

August 31, 2016 | Frontier Academy parent: “They have to respect that I have values of my own.”

August 25, 2016 | Lewis-Palmer security breach debated despite evidence; district tries to charge whistleblower

July 18, 2016 | Report: Student had multiple options to reach larger audience; student determined to protest

June 22, 2016 | Dougco school board meeting full of disruptions; Board President speaks out on morning radio show

June 20, 2016 | Douglas County School Board members exonerated of any wrong doing in alleged bullying

June 13, 2016 | Douglas County adds dedicated open records clerk

June 6, 2016 | Negotiator’s mom changes tune, votes for raises despite deficit spending

May 24, 2016 | Probable security breach may have compromised thousands of Lewis Palmer students’ data

April 22, 2016 | Jeffco Board considering $800 million in spending package that will close schools

April 21, 2016 | Lewis-Palmer board president discusses upheaval in district

April 19, 2016 | EXCLUSIVE: AG’s office orders former HealthOP board members to quit use of name in campaign material

April 9, 2016 | Overheard at the GOP convention

April 1, 2016 | Lewis-Palmer school board refuses to share MLO with all schools, Monument Academy considering lawsuit

March 23, 2016 | Lewis-Palmer School Board passes controversial policy

March 21, 2016 | Campaign donations to recall effort and new Jeffco board members “pay off” for former superintendent

March 11, 2016 | Superintendents among the many who differ on how to handle standardized test opt outs

March 10, 2016 | Greeley West principal, vice principal and office manager will not return to district after fudging surveys

March 9, 2016 | Dougco school district appears headed down Jeffco path of district unrest

February 8, 2016 | Douglas County school board passes resolution condemning local teacher’s union

February 4, 2016 | Campaign filings show heavy union involvement in more school districts

February 1, 2016 | Charter Schools celebrate 23 years in Colorado at rally

January 21, 2016 | Douglas County Public Schools reforms deliver good news

January 16, 2016 | Jeffco Board of Education passes COPs; nixes $5 million in raises

January 14, 2016 | Recall group’s broken promise costs taxpayers nearly $225-K

January 12, 2016 | Colorado Superintendents ask for increased funding

January 8, 2016 | State’s school superintendents plan rally on Capitol Hill Monday to ask for more money

December 23, 2015 | National Education Association gave $150,000 to Jeffco United recall effort

| Jefferson County school board considers one time pay stipend and Certificates of Participation

December 19, 2015 | Littleton flyer cost school district near $10,000

December 15, 2015 | Northern Colorado community threatening recall over loss of baseball coach

December 10, 2015 | Jeffco school board president promises to cut his employment ties with district

| Jeffco school board president addresses concerns over new board’s first agenda

December 2, 2015 | Jeffco school board meets to discuss public comment, legal advice and other protocol

December 1, 2015 | New Thompson School District board restores teacher contract; drops appeal

November 20, 2015 | New Jeffco school board appears on track to make swift changes

November 3, 2015 | Unions, outside money place big bets on school board races statewide

November 2, 2015 | Jeffco schools report good news leading into Election Day

October 24, 2015 | Campaign finance reports show JCEA heavily involved in recall effort and neighboring district campaigns

October 22, 2015 | Appellate court rules in favor of Thompson Board of Education

October 16, 2015 | Union funding reaching new heights in Steamboat

October 14, 2015 | Loveland Board of Education candidate fails to report $2,500 union donation

October 8, 2015 | Jeffco board president files complaint — against himself

October 7, 2015 | Greeley-Evans School District reaches tentative understanding with union

October 6, 2015 | Adams 12 may change the way state teacher union employees are paid

September 17, 2015 | Jeffco school board builds new school without adding debt to taxpayers

| Thompson school board votes to appeal injunction, announces grant to pay legal costs

September 9, 2015 | All-day kindergarten available to all Jeffco students; all low income students receive it for free

September 4, 2015 | Secy of State ‘concerned’ about Jeffco ballot plans

September 2, 2015 | Judge grants Loveland teachers association temporary injunction in contract case

August 27, 2015 | Fort Collins judge to rule on Thompson MOU injunction next week

August 21, 2015 | Thompson school district headed back to court after board shoots down mediator’s advice

August 15, 2015 | Loveland resident announces intent to run for open school board seat

August 11, 2015 | Jeffco school board and union tentatively agree to scaled-down, shortened contract

August 4, 2015 | Investigation dismisses claims of bullying against Jeffco board

August 3, 2015 | Jeffco board vindicated by College Board’s changes to U.S. History framework

July 24, 2015 | Thompson education disputes heard in non-binding arbitration

July 15, 2015 | Jeffco teacher ‘exodus’ vastly overstated, exaggerated

July 8, 2015 | Jeffco superintendent — state’s largest school boss — making less than 10 of his cohorts, $15,000 more than predecessor

July 6, 2015 | Know before you go: Complete Colorado will explore reasons behind JeffCo recall

July 2, 2015 | Jeffco Recall organizers face short time to collect signatures or big expenses to district

June 24, 2015 | Colorado Education Association looking into Thompson attorney’s records

June 19, 2015 | JeffCo, Thompson schools equalize funding for charters

May 29, 2015 | Jeffco board president agrees charter school funding not equitable, less than district-operated schools

May 27, 2015 | Adams 12 Five Star Schools district negotiations model other districts could follow

May 23, 2015 | Thompson school board member hosts event that may be in violation of Colorado’s open meetings law

May 21, 2015 | Thompson School District votes down contract for second time in two weeks

May 11, 2015 | Student walk-out rumor leaves everyone in the dark

| JeffCo schools not as transparent with open records as law requires

May 7, 2015 | Thompson school board shoots down union contract proposal

April 27, 2015 | Thompson conservative majority needs police escorts out of meeting

April 21, 2015 | State union leaders behind petition to Thompson school board

April 14, 2015 | JeffCo teachers union sues school board

April 8, 2015 | School districts across state finding ways to skirt the intent of Proposition 104

April 2, 2015 | “Mean Girls” Attack Jeffco Board, Officials on Twitter

March 30, 2015 | Jeffco school board raises starting salaries to improve district’s competitiveness

March 23, 2015 | Jeffco school board member frustrated over reorganization’s ‘Plan B’

March 7, 2015 | Supreme Court rules Adams 12 school board seat vacant

November 10, 2014 | Jeffco students’ board meeting disruption encouraged by some members

November 8, 2014 | Jeffco school board splits the difference on new charter schools