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.
Category Archives: Colorado State Budget
Tomorrow, November 2 is the last day to postmark your ballot for receipt by November 5. Check your Voter Instructions for required postage! After November 2, drop off your ballot at your local Voter Service and Polling Center. Longmont Drive-up … Continue reading
During this campaign season, GSV subscribers have asked important questions about Amendment 66. Thank you to our subscribers for reaching out to learn more. We are pleased that Amendment 66 is allowing us to have a statewide discussion about our values and priorities. … Continue reading
Our communities have shown trust in St. Vrain schools by passing two mill levy overrides in four years. But Colorado has not raised a state tax in two decades. In 1989, Colorado spent $1,000 more on each student’s education than … Continue reading
Why does St. Vrain need revenue from Amendment 66 when we have passed two mill levy overrides since 2008? Because public schools are systemically underfunded by our state. Amendment 66 will undo years of state cuts, provide money for unfunded state … Continue reading
In the five years since GSV was started, we have seen overwhelming local support for quality education. And here is why – a good education drives individual, community and economic well-being. The discussion more often is “how” – How does … Continue reading
We have several yard sign pick up locations around the district to make it as easy as possible to get signs out into yards. East Longmont: 2017 Sundance Drive North Longmont: 8908 Praire Knoll Drive Central Longmont, Old Town: 532 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Our communities have been hit hard by the recent flooding and we are deeply sympathetic to all who have suffered property damage or lost their homes or businesses. It has been inspiring to see neighbors helping neighbors and see “Colorado … Continue reading
GSV leaders listen to Senator Rollie Heath discuss what initiative 22 means to Colorado at BOE study session Voter’s to determine the future of schools in Colorado…… The citizens initiative known as Initiative 22, to increase investments in education, will … Continue reading
The Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling on Lobato v. State of Colorado, is a landmark case for education funding in Colorado. The Colorado State Constitution, framed in 1876, includes a mandate that the state legislature “establish and maintain a thorough and … Continue reading