Dear Littleton Public Schools Community:
I want to let you know of an important opportunity to make your voice heard at the Colorado Capitol.
An ad hoc coalition of school districts from across the state has come together to launch the Kids Matter Too Coalition. This statewide coalition of parents and educators is calling on lawmakers to ensure Colorado’s growth benefits families by increasing funding for schools.
Colorado school districts are coping with a teacher shortage crisis, shrinking funds for special education and inadequate mental health services. Next week, the state budget projections will be released and many expect a surplus. Lawmakers will be making decisions about what to do with this additional funding, and Kids Matter Too Coalition members from every corner of the state are calling for additional funding to benefit students. Consider:
We often hear in the news about the strength of the state’s economy, but our schools are still reeling from drastic cuts during the recession. LPS alone has been shortchanged $101 million since 2008. Our students deserve better, and now the Legislature may be in a position to return some of this funding to its public schools.
I urge you to contact your legislators in the next few days to tell them how important it is to increase funding for K-12 education in Colorado. Kids Matter Too provides valuable resources to help you connect with elected officials.
The 2018 Legislative Session is moving quickly, so please stay connected to these important issues:
Help us secure critical funding for the students here in LPS and across Colorado. Your voice matters! Thank you for your continued partnership and support.
Littleton Public Schools