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: GSV Leadership
The Grassroots St. Vrain leadership team retreated to the mountains this fall for a focused two-day session to hone its strategy for work to come in 2016, as well as refine its statements of vision and mission. The team started … Continue reading
Hadley Solomon is joining the GSV board as Vice President. Hadley and her family moved to SVVSD in 2008, before any of her kids were in school. She now has four children attending SVVSD schools and has been actively involved … Continue reading
Laura McDonald, GSV co-founder, was honored with the Daily Camera’s 2014 Boulder County Pacesetter in Education Award. The work of Grassroots St. Vrain and Leadership St. Vrain was celebrated at a luncheon attended by an impressive list of people … Continue reading
This year, GSV made an effort to learn more about other districts to begin to understand common interest and needs of Colorado Schools. In doing so, we visited Tollgate Elementary School in Aurora and Elizabeth School District. In January, Grassroots … Continue reading
Thank you SVVSD schools for your responses and enthusiasm about our “class size” video! This Fall, we enjoyed visiting and presenting to 23 schools in our district and appreciated your thoughtful questions and interest in learning about how class … Continue reading
Leadership St. Vrain was co-founded by John Poynton, SVVSD Communication Director, and Laura McDonald, SVVSD parent, in the Fall of 2009. Since that time nearly 250 SVVSD community members have been through the program which is designed to help stakeholders … Continue reading
Since 2009, Leadership St. Vrain (LSV) has “graduated” five classes of committed parents and community leaders that chose to be involved in LSV with the goal of making our School District a better place to live, work and learn. LSV … Continue reading
In 2008, Grassroots St. Vrain began our community work to support education and share information as widely as possible throughout St. Vrain communities. We started as a group of parents concerned about staffing and program cuts at our respective schools. We have … Continue reading
Grassroots St. Vrain is dedicated to informing our community about state and local funding issues that affect our schools. Like any charitable organization, we have expenses for doing our work, such as printing costs, table rentals at community events, and … Continue reading