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
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With just under a month left in the remaining session at the Colorado Legislature, multiple bills that would change funding for our public schools are in the works. Here’s a quick summary of bills under consideration. HB19-1055 Public School Cap … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.