|Superintendents' Position Statement on School Funding|
SAMPLE LETTER FOR COLORADO EDUCATION LEADERS
Dear [Representative/Senator X],
I am writing to you to make sure you are aware of the Superintendents' Position Statement on School Finance signed November 14, 2014.
Endorsed by 174 Colorado superintendents representing more than 92% of the public school students in our state, this statement communicates our collective position on the foundational issue of public school funding.
As stated in the document, "To meet the expectations that have been set forth for Colorado’s schools and students, we must receive adequate funding to carry out this important work. We see both short‐ and long‐term challenges to adequately funding Colorado’s schools. This position statement addresses both short‐ and long‐term aspects of these challenges." The full statement is available here.
I look forward to working with you to continue to support and strengthen public education in Colorado.
Each year, there are approximately 80 bills introduced that are related to public education in Colorado. Please call on me to hear a practitioner’s perspective on potential legislation as it crosses your desk. I would be honored and pleased to help.
Public education is the backbone of our community, and the future of [community/town]’s workforce. Your support for our public schools will help keep [community/town] competitive and successful for years to come. Please email me at [your email] or call me at [your phone number] with any questions about [community/town]’s public school system.