25 results for tag: school board


Why school board elections matter- a high school student’s perspective

At Mesa Ridge High School students are actively encouraged  to look beyond the campus for opportunities to be an involved citizen. One way teachers do this is to get students thinking about  the implications of elections at the local, state, and federal level.  From this discussion, the students wrote an essay that reflected their views on this important subject. So often we adults ask each other, what is best for the students? Now, instead, we are asking the students what they think is best for them.  With the school board elections in mind, students were asked to think about the school board as an institution. They were prompted  to think ...






2013 CRFI a Success

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Citizens Project proudly presented the fourth annual Citizens’ Religious Freedom Institute, a one day seminar on how the First Amendment to the US Constitution protects religious freedom in public schools. More than 40 teachers, students, parents, administrators, staff, and school board members joined us for a day of learning. Photos courtesy of Glenn:  (more…)


BULLY Film Screening

You're invited to attend a free screening of the film BULLY on Saturday, June 30th! Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsh brings this statistic to life by documenting five kids and their families in the film BULLY. Event Details: A free, one-time screening of the award-winning film BULLY (Rated PG-13) Saturday, June 30 11:30 am screening followed by a moderated discussion Kimball’s Theater (115 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) No cost to attend Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 866.442.0505, ...

Join Us in Thanking Colorado Springs School District 11 Board Members Who Voted YES to Keeping ALL Students Safe in School!

On June 13th, COS School District 11 Board of Directors voted to include gender expression, gender identity and transgender status, as well as sexual orientation, in anti-discrimination and harassment policies pertaining to students and staff. Citizens Project is a proud member of the Pikes Peak Safe @ School Coalition, led by Inside/Out Youth Services, which worked with the school district's board and staff to provide input on the anti-discrimination policy.  The policy change brings D11 -- the largest in the Pikes Peak Region with around 30,000 students in 60 schools -- into alignment with anti-bullying law HB1254 passed over a year ago. This is ...