SB61 Update

SB61 Scoreboard was revised as Senator Jahn who indicated initially wrote she’d vote no, voted yes instead. We wrote our Senators and Representatives, have you?

 

Our friends may specifically want to advocate NO on SB61 to crisanta.duran.house@state.co.us.
“A House committee killed a similar bill last year, so Duran’s decision could give the bill new hope or effectively kill it again.”

 

To keep track of legislators, see the Score Board here – http://www.supportjeffcokids.org/sb61-score-board/

To Take Action for children, here’s the list of legislators to contact – http://www.supportjeffcokids.org/this-is-not-a-drill-we-need-you/

 

Another SJK Friend also compiled the following advocacy tweets for us, you may want to use some of them:

@jeffbridges Top concern you heard: “increase ed funding”. #SB61 DECREASES funding for most students #NOonSB61 #edcolo #coleg

#SB61 costs students in district run public schools $33.1 million @jeffbridges #edcolo #coleg

#SB61 takes $17.5 million from students when schools are closing, programs being cut #edcolo #coleg @jeffbridges

@jeffbridges Students in HD 3 lost $12-356 MILLION in state funding from 2009-2017 #NOonSB61 #edcolo #coleg http://cosfp.org/HomeFiles/NegativeFactor/2017NF/Eight-Years-K-12-Funding-Cuts-2009-2017.pdf

@jeffbridges Base funding must INCREASE $2000 to meet needs of typical #edcolo student, not decrease via #SB61 https://www.greateducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016_Summit_adequacy_study_findings-1.pdf

EQUITABLE funding for SPED ELL GT rural students, not EQUAL #NOonSB61 #edcolo #coleg https://www.greateducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016_Summit_adequacy_study_findings-1.pdf

#SB61 isn’t equal or equitable: Denver, Cheyenne Mountain, Falcon 49 exempt #edcolo #coleg

#SB61 includes all 178 districts, CSI charters yet earmarked language gives preferential treatment to specific districts #edcolo #coleg

Equal share fails students who need additional resources #NOonSB61 #edcolo #coleg

#SB61 undermines unique financial solutions voters approved during historic under-funding http://cosfp.org/HomeFiles/NegativeFactor/2017NF/Eight-Years-K-12-Funding-Cuts-2009-2017.pdf #edcolo #coleg

#NOonSB61 Mill levy overrides are based on need, not all students, schools receive same, or equal, amount #edcolo #coleg