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.
Author Archives: Grassroots St. Vrain
Fall is here, and a new measure that may affect school funding is on the ballot this November. Proposition CC asks voters to decide if the state can retain revenue it collects over the TABOR revenue limit, and use it … Continue reading
TABOR, or the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, was passed by Colorado voters in 1992 to limit revenue growth for state and local governments and require any tax increase to be approved by voters. It is a revenue limit based on … Continue reading
With just under a month left in the remaining session at the Colorado Legislature, multiple bills that would change funding for our public schools are in the works. Here’s a quick summary of bills under consideration. HB19-1055 Public School Cap … Continue reading
It is a crowded ballot for Coloradans this November, but only one Amendment directly changes how our public schools are funded and addresses years of funding shortfalls. Amendment 73, if passed next month by Colorado voters, seeks to provide “better … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
On September 12, the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education passed a resolution in support of Amendment 73, a measure that would increase Colorado’s investment in public education statewide. On the same night, Grassroots St. Vrain also presented … Continue reading
Welcome back to a new school year! GSV is celebrating ten years of sharing facts on news and issues that impact school funding in the St. Vrain Valley School District. We look forward to continuing our mission, and invite you to read about … Continue reading
Colorado is in unfamiliar territory this year. State revenues are projected to be higher than expected, due to economic growth and the recently enacted federal tax legislation. Now, our legislators must decide where to allocate the extra funds. The big … Continue reading
In our last post, “Why Are Schools Always Asking for More Money?“, we highlighted the reasons why school funding in Colorado has fallen behind most other states. Today we are sharing a possible solution proposed by a statewide grassroots effort, … Continue reading
Almost every November, there is an education funding initiative on the ballot in Colorado. Some are statewide initiatives, and many more are local school districts’ attempts to increase funding locally through property taxes, called mill levy overrides. So why are … Continue reading