Sheridan 2 Overview
- Cities: Englewood, Littleton (small section), Sheridan
- Towns: N/A
- Unincorporated Areas: N/A
- County Commissioners: Arapahoe County
- State House: HD 3 (D), HD 38 (R) (small section)
- State Senators: SD 26 (D)
- Congressional: CD 1 (D), CD 6 (D) (small section)
Sheridan 2 Demographics
|Students||County||Graduation Rate||# of Schools||Operating Budget||Source|
-3% to CO average
(not incl. SOAR)
~ $4.67M/school $3.736M (incl. SOAR)
+$5,021/student to CO average
|Adopted Budget 2016/2017|
- Biggest child poverty rate gap between two shared borders of any school districts in the country. Between this school district and Littleton Public Schools. LPS has more favorable metrics; Sheridan has less favorable metrics.
- The above graduation rate is 2015 (our metrics are currently set to automatically compare against 2015 state data). The 2016 graduation rate for Sheridan has seen a significant dip--to 69.1%. A decline of 6.8%. This while the state of Colorado as a whole went up 1.9%, to 78.9%.
Sheridan 2 Superintendent
|Name||When First Voted In||Salary||Contract Ends||Contact|
| Patrick Sandos
|2018||$160,000 plus benefits and expenses (Starting salary)||June 30, 2020, plus 1-year extension|| 720-833-6617 |
The 2018 search for a superintendent was fraught with controversy and uncertainty, reflective of the base issues within the school board itself (having only 4 members, with the 5th seat being open for more than a decade, plus concerns from the community about rapidly changing demographics not being taken into consideration, and whether or not the district is on the right track with the longtime members saying the district was).
Support in terms of demographic representation consolidated behind Antonio Equibel, with at least one board member (Stange) expressing a preference for Equibel.
Newly appointed 5th member, Juanita Camacho cast the deciding vote to approve the hiring of Sandos.
- Previous Superintendent:
- Michael Clough
- (Registered Democrat)
- Served 2008-2018
Sheridan 2 School Board
- No compensation
- Terms are 4 years; 2 consecutive
- All are elected At-Large, despite representing districts.
- Sheridan Board and Administrative Policies
- No direct contact infomation given for individual board members.
Email for the entire board: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone for entire board: (720) 833-6991
|District||Name||Party||Next Election||Contact|| 2017 Results
26.57% turnout (Arapahoe County)
| 2015 Results
30.10% turnout (Arapahoe County)
| 2013 Results
37.14% turnout (Arapahoe County)
| 2011 Results
43.41% turnout (Arapahoe County)
| 2009 Results|
31.05% turnout (Arapahoe County)
|A||Daniel C. Stange||Unaffiliated||2021|| 10.40% (55.20%) 1
Ron Carter 44.80%
1 (GOP incumbent defeated)
(Was vacant 2007-2018)
|Juanita Camacho||Republican||2019|| 1,2
1 Not on ballot, despite vacancy
2 Vacancy filled by Camacho April 2018
| 1 |
1 (No candidates)
|C||Sally Daigle||Democrat||2019|| 4.82% (52.41%)
Karla L. Cuevas Flores 47.59%
| 6.02% (53.01%) |
Doreen Christian 46.99%
|D|| Karla Najera
| UNOPPOSED |
|E|| Bernadette Saleh
(Ed. note: How not in violation of state statute?)
|Democrat||2021|| 3.40% (51.70%)
Indira S. Guzman-Sais 48.30%
- Cannot find 2015 or 2013 results, or information on cancellation or why.
- All five seats are up for vote fall 2017. The article mentions District B has been open since 2009, as no one ran in that district. However, a later press release directly from the district states that District B has been vacant since 2007.
- October 2016, Sheridan came off the state's watch list for low performance, avoiding sanctions.
Local Special Interest Groups
On November 7th, 2017, all 5 seats are up for vote. Districts A, C, and E are for a 4-year term; Districts B and D are 2-years.
The following is listed in order of how the names appear on the ballot.
|District A||Daniel Stange||Unaffiliated||Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado Reproductive Rights, Health and Education Candidate|
|District A||Ronald Carter (i)||Republican|
|District C||Sally Daigle (i)||Democrat|
|District C||Karla Cuevas-Flores||Democrat|
|District D||Karla Najera (i)||Democrat||UNOPPOSED|
|District E||Bernadette Saleh (i)||Democrat||On board for 12 years (appointed in 2005)|
|District E||Indira Guzman-Sais||Unaffiliated|