Fighting Domestic Violence and Promoting School Choice

Reduce Domestic Violence

We took an important step forward protecting victims of domestic violence this week when the Judiciary Committee, where I serve, passed HB16-1066 which enforces tougher penalties for habitual domestic violence offenders.  

Witness and Rep. Kit Roupe testify to HB16-1066. 

Witness and Rep. Kit Roupe testify to HB16-1066. 

It is my honor to co-sponsor the bill with Rep. Kit Roupe. The bill enforces higher penalties for habitual domestic violence offenders yet honors our constitution by providing appropriate constitutional protections of jury determinations in such cases.  The bill passed the House Friday and will proceed to the Senate.

 

Golden Apple Award Ceremony

It was an honor to receive the Golden Apple of School Choice Award from the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families during their legislative day at the Capitol on Tuesday. CCCF is a group of parents, educators, and advocates committed to online learning and public school choice.

Cyberschool students and parents rally on the West steps of the State Capitol. 

Cyberschool students and parents rally on the West steps of the State Capitol. 

It is part of my ongoing mission to advocate for the parents right and responsibility to direct the education and upbringing of their students.

 

A Legacy of Academic Excellence

Congratulations to Monument Academy for twenty years well done. Last month, Monument Academy celebrated receiving the John Irwin School of Excellence Award for the twelfth consecutive year - one for every year that the award has been offered.

A picture in the Yellow Scarves with Principal, Lis Richard and Director, Don Griffin. 

A picture in the Yellow Scarves with Principal, Lis Richard and Director, Don Griffin. 

Since its beginning in 1996, Monument Academy has continued to fulfill their mission to be a school of character that performs at a high level of academic excellence.  MA is a shining success story that speaks to the benefits of school choice.

Posted on February 23, 2016 .