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Amendment 73-What it means for our schools, and for taxpayers

It is a crowded ballot for Coloradans this November, but only one Amendment directly changes how our public schools are funded and addresses years of funding shortfalls.  Amendment 73, if passed next month by Colorado voters, seeks to provide “better … Continue reading

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Amendment 73 Resolutions

On September 12, the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education passed a resolution in support of Amendment 73, a measure that would increase Colorado’s investment in public education statewide. On the same night, Grassroots St. Vrain also presented … Continue reading

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GSV celebrates 10 years!

Welcome back to a new school year!  GSV is celebrating ten years of sharing facts on news and issues that impact school funding in the St. Vrain Valley School District. We look forward to continuing our mission, and invite you to read about … Continue reading

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2018 Colorado Legislative Session

Colorado is in unfamiliar territory this year.  State revenues are projected to be higher than expected, due to economic growth and the recently enacted federal tax legislation.   Now, our legislators must decide where to allocate the extra funds.  The big … Continue reading

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A Proposed Solution for CO’s School Funding Issues

In our last post, “Why Are Schools Always Asking for More Money?“, we highlighted the reasons why school funding in Colorado has fallen behind most other states.  Today we are sharing a possible solution proposed by a statewide grassroots effort, … Continue reading

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“Why Are Schools Always Asking for More Money?”

Almost every November, there is an education funding initiative on the ballot in Colorado.  Some are statewide initiatives, and many more are local school districts’ attempts to increase funding locally through property taxes, called mill levy overrides. So why are … Continue reading

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Gallagher Amendment requires property tax reduction

Earlier this year we shared the news that Colorado’s residential property tax assessment rate was going to drop.  This sounds like good news for homeowners, but it may come at a cost to our schools and state budget. Since 2003 … Continue reading

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What Is The Negative Factor? (aka the Budget Stabilization Factor)

As legislators work on the state budget, a term we always hear when they are determining school funding is the “Negative Factor.”  It is a provision in state law that reduces the amount of total program funding and state aid provided to K-12 … Continue reading

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Volunteer Appreciation Gathering

Please join us for the Yes on 3A Volunteer Appreciation Gathering on Monday, November 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at High Plains Bank, 600 Kimbark Street in Longmont.

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SVVSD Honk and Wave Spirit!

Data shows that most people vote over the weekend. That is why we want to remind voters Friday afternoon about ballot issue 3A for the St. Vrain Valley School District! Please join us for our Honk & Wave events this … Continue reading

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