If you are a supporter of making sure that School District 27J has the resources it needs to recruit and retain the most qualified teachers, update out-of-date textbooks and curriculum materials, and give our kids access to technology that will make sure they are prepared for the 21st century jobs...
...then there is one thing you need to do right now.
We have set a goal of collecting as many pledges as possible before the August 22 school board meeting. Iam27J Steering Committee Members will deliver all of the pledges to the school board to let them know that the community will be there to support our kids and mobilize a strong campaign to pass a mill levy override proposal.
If you want to learn more about why we need the mill levy override proposal read the rest of this post.
School District 27J’s student population has nearly doubled in the last ten years, making it one of the fastest growing school districts in the entire Denver metro area. Yet 27J has the least funding per student of any district in the metro region. Passing a mill levy override measure on the November 2017 ballot will ensure there are enough quality teachers and resources for our children, and help restrain further growth in class sizes.
The annual turnover rate for teachers in School District 27J is now 22%, the third highest in the entire
metro area. Our teachers are paid less than teachers in any other metro area district—more than 10 thousand dollars less
Funding shortfalls mean that the district is struggling to provide up-to-date textbooks and educational materials. So much so that it’s affecting the quality of the education our children receive.