Category Archives: GSV Video Series

Marijuana Money and other FAQs

As we bring presentations to schools all over the St. Vrain Valley, here are the top ten questions we hear about issue 3A, the proposed bond to build, repair, and renovate buildings in our district. 10. What is a bond? … Continue reading

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Why do school districts place funding measures on our local ballots?

Since 2010, the Negative Factor, introduced by the Colorado Legislature in order to balance the state budget, has reduced funding to public schools. These cuts, coupled with the significant growth in our state, have caused many school districts to attempt … Continue reading

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How is state funding for Colorado schools determined?

We have learned that bonds must be passed by a community in order to build, renovate, or repair schools because the State of Colorado does not provide money for capital improvements. But, did you know that our schools rely in … Continue reading

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Why are so many school funding issues on the ballots?

“2016 should set a record for the most money sought for school funding in Colorado’s history”, according to the Denver Post. Bond measures and mill levy overrides on ballots statewide total over $4.7 billion this November. Why are so many … Continue reading

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“Class Size Starts With You”

Understanding Class size at your child’s school Last fall, GSV successfully created and produced a video addressing the complex structure of school finance in the State of Colorado. We used this video as a tool to educate the public and … Continue reading

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