It’s that time of year, election time, and if you or someone you know, are 18 or older you are eligible to vote in this year District 11 school board election November 7, 2023.

As a prospective voter you can obtain information that may support you when voting for a candidate, you may choose from 10 school Board member with a variety of agendas and issue they aim to shed light on.

Sources such as Ballotpedia, gives a quick rundown of the candidates and websites to follow to get your knowledge directly from the source you may want to consider.

If you are really looking for all things nitty gritty, take a glimpse at the finance article, “Dark Money and the School Board Industrial Complex” by Heidi Beedle, journalist for the Colorado Times Recorder. She not only mentions D11 but discusses issues other school districts in Colorado Springs have had with campaign donations, which could have interfered with the current and former election processes.

For social and political concerns, The Gazettes Voter Guide, brings about deeper conversation that should be recognized and possibly impact the future of the curriculum students learn in school. D-11 Candidates such as Jason Jorgensen and Kate Singh have rather opposing views on such topics but explain briefly how their belief can improve the ongoing discussion of LBGTQ+ rights or even Critical Race Theory in the classroom.

Colorado’s 2023 school board contests have turned contentious with an influx of candidates, money in many races

Finally with the help of our local peers, at the school check out their elections pieces in the PPSC newspaper, these can provide more tips on how to Vote, where to vote and how you can in benefit in this current election and ones in the future!