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: 2016 Bond
In our post last week, we shared the top challenges that have been identified in the St. Vrain Valley School District. They fell into four categories: capacity, building preservation, safety and security, and innovative educational programming. If voters in the … Continue reading
Wednesday night, the SVVSD Board of Education approved the final language to put a $260 million bond on the local ballot in November. Bond dollars are used to repair, renovate, or build new schools. At our community gathering on Monday … Continue reading
Have you marked your calendar for the Grassroots St. Vrain event on Monday? Come for some community conversation and get your questions answered about the growing student population in the St. Vrain Valley, as well as a bond measure that … Continue reading
Welcome to a new school year! Whether this is your first post from us, or you have been with us for years, we are connected by our desire for thriving schools that offer an excellent education for our kids. And … Continue reading
After receiving recommendations from a Community Task Force as well as parent leaders from numerous SVVSD schools, the SVVSD Board of Education has recommended that the St. Vrain Valley School District draft ballot language for a $260 million bond measure to … Continue reading
Happy last day of school! It has been a busy spring and it is time for a quick update on potential education funding decisions coming in the fall so you are able to share your knowledge with your community and … Continue reading
More than 30 parents, representing 23 schools, gathered at the SVVSD Board of Education meetings on May 11 and May 25. These parents have students attending schools where growth is causing crowded classrooms and they would like to see additional instructional … Continue reading
The St. Vrain Valley School District is considering placing a bond initiative on the November 2016 ballot. Parent leaders from Black Rock and Burlington Elementary Schools, as well as from Grassroots St. Vrain, attended the St. Vrain Valley Board of … Continue reading
The St. Vrain Valley School District is growing rapidly. Enrollment projections for next year expect an increase of 775 students. Within five years there is a potential gain of 3,754 students which would push the total enrollment of the district … Continue reading
While official numbers will not be available until October, SVVSD enrollment is expected to reach nearly 32,000 students this year. Increased enrollment requires additional resources such as staff, classrooms and technology. Community support and an improved budget afford St. Vrain’s … Continue reading