Public education funding in Colorado continually generates local and national headlines. Recent studies show that Colorado trails the national average in per pupil funding by $2800 a student, our teachers’ wages are the least competitive in the nation, and more than half of our 178 school districts have schools that operate on 4 day weeks. In March the Washington Post profiled Colorado in a national report which explains our current funding dilemma.
Grassroots St. Vrain helps our St. Vrain Valley community, and the state at large, understand the challenges of school funding so that we as parents, stakeholders, and voters can make informed decisions for the future of our students and Colorado.
Do you have questions about school funding?
Where does the money for our public schools come from?
How does the Colorado State Budget impact school funding?
Who determines how much money our public schools receive?
What is a mill levy override? What is a bond?
Why has Colorado’s investment in public education changed over the years?
We invite you to check out our short videos that address these questions. Or, request a presentation by Grassroots St. Vrain, an independent, non-profit organization committed to sharing the facts so that you can make informed decisions that affect education in our community.
To schedule a presentation contact us at outreach@GrassrootsStVrain.org