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Liens against Sandstrom totaled thousands of dollars

GOP assessor candidate plagued with tax woes

By Ramsey Scott

The Republican seeking the county office that plays a big role in determining residents’ annual property-tax bills apparently has had some tax problems of his own.

County assessor candidate Ronald Sandstrom owes as much as thousands of dollars in unpaid state and federal taxes, according to court documents obtained by the Columbine Courier.

The documents show both the IRS and state Department of Revenue took legal action against Sandstrom over the alleged unpaid taxes.

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Teachers union reps issue no-confidence vote against school board president

Just a week after the school board approved his performance-based pay plan, Jeffco teachers recorded a vote of no confidence in school board President Ken Witt.

According to the teachers union, the vote by 180 representatives of non-administrative educators was unanimous.

"It is evident that educators in this district have had enough of the secrecy, waste, and disrespect of this board majority and its president,” said a statement from John Ford, president of the Jeffco Education Association.


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Minimum salary boosted to $38,000 in performance-based system

Board approves Witt's pay plan for teachers on 3-2 vote

By Daniel Laverty

The Jeffco school board approved a new teacher compensation plan at last Thursday’s meeting that ties pay raises to performance. 

Under the new plan, “partially effective” teachers who are still in their first three years will receive a 1 percent raise. Teachers rated “effective” will receive a 2.43 percent raise. Teachers rated “highly effective” will receive a 4.25 percent raise.


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