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It has been said that all good things must come to an end, and we are announcing that Grassroots St. Vrain is retiring.  We have had a wonderful partnership with all of you and the St. Vrain Valley School District for the past twelve years and we are proud of our work together.  The St. Vrain Valley is filled with informed and empowered citizens who will continue to influence decisions of importance in our communities. We know how to ask the hard questions and engage with decision makers to enable the best outcomes. GSV’s vision, to create a community that is informed about education funding in Colorado and empowered to take action for the benefit of our schools, will carry on with all of you.

Thank you for reading our newsletter, talking to a friend or family member about school funding, viewing our videos, writing postcards to educate voters, accompanying us to the Capitol, planting a yard sign, and listening to our presentations.  We wish we could contact each one of you personally, but the number of supporters on our list makes this infeasible.

Together, we have changed the conversation in the St. Vrain Valley and we have enjoyed the opportunities in our school district.  However, with our state’s constitutional complexities and a growing inequity between districts, the school funding conversation is not over. We feel it must continue at the state-wide level in order to bring lasting and equitable change.  Please, keep reading about ballot measures as they arise, and keep casting informed votes! To that end, we would like to recommend the following resources for keeping abreast of current Colorado education funding issues. Our database of emails will be deleted to protect your privacy, so take a look and subscribe to one or more of these organizations to stay in the loop:   

   Great Education Colorado

   Building a Better Colorado

   The Colorado School Finance Project     

With immense gratitude,

The Grassroots St. Vrain Board