You've probably seen the TV commercials with kids saying, "Thanks, Bob!" for his role in creating Colorado's charter schools.
In 1993, when the Charter Schools Act was approved by the legislature, Bob Schaffer was a state Senator and co-sponsored the bill (SB93-183). If memory serves me correctly, Bob was on the Education Committee at the time. A few years later Bob and his wife, Maureen, helped start the Liberty Common School, a K-9 charter school in Fort Collins. Last year, the Schaffer's son graduated high school at Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins. Maureen served on the governing board at Liberty Common School for many years.
Presently former-Congressman Schaffer serves as the Vice Chair of the State Board of Education, representing the 4th Congressional District.
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