As a community we have come to recognize in recent weeks that our schools are there for us. School administrators and staff were first responders during the flood. Schools were used as evacuation centers and staff worked around the clock with law enforcement, municipal officials and the Red Cross to care for people in our communities. In times of trouble – our flood, the Waldo Canyon fire, the Aurora shootings – people turn to their schools. And they are there. GSV believes our schools deserve our support as they (without question) supported us.
The 2013 campaign for a state-wide ballot measure called Amendment 66 has started.
Since 2009, Colorado schools have worked hard to provide a high-quality education despite experiencing more than $1 billion in budget cuts – $20 million in cuts were received by St. Vrain alone. Thanks to public education supporters in our communities, St. Vrain passed our mill levy override last year and was able to avoid drastic budget cuts. St. Vrain has maintained teacher/student ratios, continued our investment in technology and infrastructure, beefed up early childhood education, and continued to offer broad program options.
As the election season moves forward, GSV will provide you with updates about Amendment 66, its impact to Colorado and to St. Vrain. Please click on the button to go directly to the Colorado Commits to Kids campaign website for more details.