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The Denver Public School Board voted recently to back the recommendations as did the school boards for the Jefferson County and Boulder Valley school districts. The Colorado Charter School Institute, which oversees several metro charter schools, also endorsed the plan.

The school boards for Aurora Public Schools and the Adams 12 District will soon consider the proposals, Janiece Mackey, co-founder of Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism, the group working with Together Colorado to lobby school boards to back the fare proposal.

“We want to have a nice, regional approach to this issue,” Mackey said. “We don’t want this to be a Denvercentric issue because affordable passes impact a lot of people across the area.”

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