This coalition is also working to elevate the voice of the community and identify ways to engage them in this and future efforts to increase public education funding in the region.
Learn more about this effort, and how YOU can take urgent action below.
Get Involved – Invest Now!
It takes an entire community to ensure our students, teachers, and the larger 27J Schools community have what they need to thrive. That’s why youth most impacted by public education funding in the district are taking action through this coalition.
Invest in resources, including stipends for our Civic Influencers, to support this coalition to mobilize the community and advocate for a successful mill levy override – ANY AMOUNT HELPS!
We have raised $28,675 of our $35,000 goal so far!
THANK YOU to our investors!
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News and Updates About This Effort
Rose Community Foundation Endorses 27J Mill Levy Override
Click the button below to view their 2022 Ballot Guide.
Coalition Work Highlighted By CBS Colorado
Gabriela Chavez, RMP Steering Committee Member AND Civic Influencer, spoke with CBS News Colorado about why passing a mill levy override is important to her, and the community-led coalition she is helping to mobilize through the Rocky Mountain Partnership.
Click the button below to view the full interview.
Brighton Youth Commission Supports the Mill Levy Override
RMP’s Community Engagement Team sat down with members of the Brighton Youth Commission to discuss the mill levy override and action they can take to support public education funding in the region. Check out their call to action below!
Two New Civic Influencers Join the Coalition
RMP recently welcomed two new Civic Influencers to the Community-Led Coalition! Both come with a lot of passion to help move the coalition’s work forward.
Sarah Justice Hughes
If you know of any youth or other community members interested in being part of this coalition, contact ChristinaAmparan@RMPBackbone.org.
How will the Mill Levy Override Impact Youth and Families?
The RMP Team has been connecting with current and former students and parents from 27J Schools through focus groups and individual interviews to hear directly about how they believe additional school funding will impact the district, and the larger community.
From those conversations, community members believe a successful mill levy override will support Brighton families by:
- Ensuring students can utilize a variety of crucial education-related services that their parents want for them but are unable to pay —like needed tutoring, transportation, after-school enrichment, counsellors, and Career and Technical Education
- Providing students stronger career development opportunities, more comparable opportunities to students in nearby districts
- Preventing further elimination of positions for teachers and support staff, freezing of their pay, and reduction their benefits
This is just to name a few!