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: Conferences & Events
GSV Leadership attended the Great Futures Colorado annual Summit on Education. Alongside a crowd of 250 students, teachers, principals, parents, and invested community members from all over the state of Colorado, we heard the request to continue to engage in … Continue reading
The GSV board was honored to receive scholarships to attend The Colorado Education Initiative’s (formerly know as the Legacy Foundation) 6th Annual Legacy Luncheon on April 17th in Denver to celebrate the CEI’s work in innovation in public schools. We … Continue reading
The GSV board and spouses had the honor to attend the St. Vrain Valley School District STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) COMM 2013 Conference. Attendees included SVVSD teachers, staff, & administrators, sponsors and representatives from partners including; AT&T, City … Continue reading
GSV was invited to speak at the Student Advisory Council winter meetings to discuss our 3A mill levy involvement with student leaders from Frederick, Erie, Longmont, Lyons, Mead, Niwot, Olde Columbine, Silver Creek and Skyline high schools. Our goal was … Continue reading
In November GSV Board members were invited to present at the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) annual convention in Colorado Springs. We were invited by John Poynton, SVVSD Communications Director, to be part of a panel discussion about public … Continue reading
With help from thousands of grassroots supporters, St. Vrain municipalities, local businesses, community groups and stakeholders, our district recently passed a mill levy override that will partially back fill the $20M in education funding cuts made by the state over … Continue reading
The Colorado School Public Relations Association (COSPRA) had its annual conference in November and GSV leaders participated in important discussions around effective communication. COSPRA advocates for effective public relations practices that support student achievement and works to create an atmosphere … Continue reading
Grassroots St. Vrain had the pleasure of presenting a work session on Community Organizing and Training at the Great Futures Statewide Education Action Conference on April 27. Laura McDonald, GSV President, presented to education leaders and stakeholders from across the … Continue reading
On April 20 and 21, the Longmont City Council held their 2-day annual retreat. Council members and subject matter experts discussed important issues facing Longmont – including education. GSV Communications Director, Paula Peairs, provided an overview of GSV to City … Continue reading