Holly McCutchen Dykstra, who leads the Friends of Weld Re-4 group, a massive effort at a bond passage and mill levy override in Weld Re-4 Schools, is so mad about bonds and mill levies that she’s shouting racist comments at parents who disagree with her on social media.
Weld Re-4 Schools have proposed a mill levy override and bond to offset an influx of over 700 new students in the last year. Population growth in Colorado is one of the highest in the nation…Weld County’s growth is one of the fastest in Colorado.
To obtain more money, 4A & 4B will collectively raise $179 million. Two planned, new elementary schools as well as a host of other planned, taxpayer funded updates are available on the Friends of Re-4 website.
Saturday night found Holly McCutchen Dykstra so emotional about the bond and mill levy override that she referred an opposing parent as a “chihuahua.” The problem is…the parent in question, Juli Paulson, an anti-mask, freedom loving Conservative as per her Facebook description, is Latino. Paulson comes from Columbia, and English is her second language.
Holly McCutcheon Dykstra issued an “apology” for her remarks…“my apologies to you Juli calling you a chihuahua was rooted in the fact that you talk really fast [SIC] and it makes it hard to understand and follow what you are saying, not because English is your second language. I admit you have gotten on my nerves – much like a yippy little dog.”
Trent Leisy, who is running for a Weld Re-4 School Board seat, privately messaged McCutcheon-Dykstra, who questioned whether or not Paulson is a legal US citizen.
“I an not racist. I’m very suspicious that she’s illegal though. Is it” McCutcheon Dykstra tells Leisy. He tells her that she’s “incredibly insensitive and racist,” but McCutcheon Dykstra digs her heels into the sand. “Asking if she immigrated her legal me [SIC] was a legitimate question. She’s from Columbia, and it’s very difficult to find a legal way into this country from there.” So naturally, Paulson must be here illegally according to McCutcheon Dykstra’s logic. And by that same logic, she should be attacked as a “chihuahua” and dismissed of any valid opinions about how her children’s education should look. Also, this woman wants more of your tax dollars and spearheads the committee to convince you to give those dollars to the district…willingly.
In a bizarre public moment, McCutcheon Dykstra comments on a Facebook post that she will resign from her position at Friends of Re-4, but she later says “JK.” When asked by Leisy, she makes no indication she will resign.
Her comments and private messages read bizarrely, almost as if she’s under the influence. And in fact, during a conversation with Leisy, McCutcheon Dykstra says, “we are kicking back with beers now if you wanna joint [SIC?].”
“Cuz friend I think we have more in common than you think…” elaborates McCutcheon Dykstra.
The conversation that unfolded on Facebook Saturday night is part of a larger symptom of vitriolic social media posts and events surrounding school boards, thanks to the left’s urgency in indoctrination into such concepts as universal (rather than choice) masking, social distancing, critical race theory, social emotional learning, and mandated vaccinations.
Weld Re-4, like almost every other district in the nation at present, sees voters joining one or many of several conservative or freedom-based groups that advocate for medical choice and fight against such concepts as critical race theory and its disguised elements. Guardians of RE-4 hosts a Facebook group as well as local events to raise awareness and funding for such causes.
A teacher in Southern California was recently removed from the classroom after she asked the class to pledge allegiance to the LGBTQ flag. Pro-maskers and those who tout forced vaccinations are increasingly hostile towards those who advocate for medical freedom, and those tensions are coming to blows within the walls of American school board meetings, held most weeknights across the US and accessible to the public.
Not only are school board meetings open and accessible- they’re often seen as the battleground for good versus evil- the common mom and her common child versus the giant, woke unions…flushed with deep, dark blue money and ready to indoctrinate the average mom’s child into believing he should be forced to receive a vaccination he doesn’t believe in, or forced to believe he’s racist because he was born with white skin.
Voters who are leery of giving more of their hard-earned tax dollars to Weld Re-4 schools, or any other district, should be just that. Weld Re-4 Schools have twenty-eight modulars in use for the 2021-2022 school year and are currently at 111% enrollment, according to an August 5th board meeting. Clearly, the need is there. But $179 million dollars is a big ask, and it should be treated as such…with dignity and respect for the taxpayers…including Colombian ones and…gasp- those who don’t want unions to make decisions about their kids’ health!