The hottest topic of the 2015 Legislative Session was undeniably testing. Passions were high on both sides of the issue and Legislators took until the final hours of the session to pass a compromise testing bill. The biggest changes are seen in grades K-2 and 10-12 testing. Testing in grades 3-9 remain largely unchanged. For a full explanation of the testing bill, please refer to Chalkbeat Colorado’s article. GSV will continue to monitor the testing dilemma and its impacts on education funding.
VISIONOur vision is a St. Vrain Valley community that is informed about education funding in Colorado and empowered to take action for the benefit of our schools.
•To communicate current facts about education funding in Colorado
•To promote informed decision-making on both state and local school finance issues
•To provide opportunities for participation in education funding decisions that impact the school communities of the St. Vrain Valley
We are grateful for the partnerships in the St. Vrain Valley communities that we have had the pleasure of developing over the years. We would like to extend our thanks to our Superintendent Don Haddad and the SVVSD Administration for your collaboration, partnership and encouragement; to our locally elected officials, the St Vrain Valley Education Association, and the St. Vrain Valley Board of Education for their support on campaigns; to our elected State Senators and Representatives for answering our questions and their time spent with us at coffee houses and the Capitol; and to our SVVSD Principals and Parent Organizations for welcoming us to meetings. We have learned so much from all of you and we are grateful for your support.