|Board Member, Boulder Valley School District, District B|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November, 2017|
Marquis ran unopposed and won the District B seat after the school district canceled the general election on November 5, 2013.
Marquis did not receive any official endorsements for her 2013 campaign.
Marquis' campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
I am passionate about ensuring that every child in BVSD has the opportunity to learn and grow, every day. As a parent of two elementary school children, I am deeply interested in how the district creates and implements policies to support our kids both in academic and social/emotional development. I also believe that high quality education for every student in BVSD, and our country for that matter, is fundamental to a successful, tolerant and vibrant community and democracy.
As a board member, I will strive to ensure that policies are in alignment with our district goals. I will pay particular attention to how policies and strategies are being measured over time to make sure the district continues to focus on the most effective options to achieve its goals. An area that I am particularly interested in includes Early Childhood Education. I look forward to seeing how the program meets our expected outcomes of closing the achievement gap, and how the program evolves. In addition, I look forward to encouraging schools to share best practices regularly, and will expect transparency regarding policies, budgets, measurement, and decisions in general that impact our students, parents, community and staff.
We are fortunate to live in an area with thriving local businesses, innovative start-ups, non-profits and CU. We also have engaged and caring community members. Already, BVSD has some great programs with CU. As a Board Member, I hope to help facilitate even more ways for the district and BVSD to partner with the goal of providing richer opportunities for our diverse student body.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Three seats were at stake, including that of the board's vice president, Dr. Lesley Smith. She was ineligible to run for another term because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which states that no "elected official of any...school district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office." Newcomer Tina Marquis filled the District B seat, while no challengers filed against District E or F incumbents Tom Miers and Jennie Belval.
About the district
- See also: Boulder Valley School District, Colorado
Boulder County outperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income and higher education achievement, but underperformed in terms of its poverty rate in 2011. The median household income in Boulder County is $66,479 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Boulder County is 13.1% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 57.7% of Boulder County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado as a whole.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Amy Bounds, DailyCamera, "Boulder Valley cancels election, names Tina Marquis to school board," September 5, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Tina Marquis for BVSD School Board, "Home," accessed October 8, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Boulder County, Colorado," accessed August 7, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014