$7,339,741,705. It’s a big number.

That’s how much money has been taken away from Colorado education in the last 10 years. That’s money REMOVED from the education of children, the future of Colorado, the availability and salary of educators and education staff, and has led to 4 day school weeks, facilities falling apart, cuts to mental health, cuts to art programs, cuts to calendars, and so many other services.
$694,607,797, that’s the amount of money that Jeffco has been defunded in 10 years.

Not okay, Colorado!

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The Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign was inspired by a diverse and inclusive coalition of education-connected organizations working to advance better and more equitable funding of public schools through a ballot initiative in 2018. Great Schools, Thriving Communities believes:

  • Every student needs the opportunity to reach his or her full potential and to participate meaningfully in the civic and economic life of the community.
  • The Colorado way of life should be about every student having the chance to succeed regardless of their zip code or their learning needs.
  • A strong economy requires quality public education as it develops a quality workforce that will drive a vibrant Colorado economy for decades to come.