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: Legislative Outreach
Currently in our country, citizens are increasingly paying attention to our political landscape. As policy changes loom, many are asking how their voice or opinion can be heard. That opportunity exists in Colorado on new bills that are introduced in our … Continue reading
In November and December, GSV caught up with our legislators in one-on-one meetings at school locations around the district. Principals and staff hosted legislators at their schools to share insights on St. Vrain schools and how budget decisions at the state … Continue reading
Every year, the SVVSD Administration hosts a meeting for all state senators and representatives who serve the district and this year Grassroots St. Vrain was invited to participate. Facilitated by SVVSD Executive Director of PTECH and Governmental Affairs Brandon Shaffer, … Continue reading
Grassroots St. Vrain recently met with State Legislators that represent families living in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Our goal is to understand what public education related issues or opportunities are anticipated in the new legislative session and what bills … Continue reading
On December 4th GSV met with Natalie Mullis, Chief Economist at the Colorado Legislative Council Staff, to gain insight into “The Negative Factor”. Ms. Mullis was extremely helpful in explaining the reasons why cuts to the Education Fund have been … Continue reading
Each year, GSV has made it a priority meet one-on-one with Senators and Representatives who represent any part of the SVVSD before the Legislative Session begins in January. In the past, we have traveled to the Capitol and various other meeting … Continue reading
The 2014 Legislative Session, now referred to as “historic”, will garner reflection for months to come. Let’s take a look at the highlights so you too, can be a part of the history of public school funding in Colorado. The … Continue reading
True to our mission of raising awareness about education funding, we would like to highlight two important bills making their way through the Legislature that will impact how dollars from the state’s economic recovery will (or will not) make it to … Continue reading
Embracing our power as citizens, GSV leaders attended sessions in both the House of Representatives and Senate at the Colorado State Capitol last Wednesday. We were able to connect with all eight lawmakers that represent the SVVSD to learn more … Continue reading
GSV has actively sought dialogue with representatives through one-on-one meetings to learn more about plans for the coming year. Read our letter to lawmakers. Dear [Legislator], As you know, Grassroots St Vrain is a non-profit volunteer organization comprised of St. … Continue reading