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SAMPLE LETTER FROM COLORADO EDUCATION LEADER

[DATE]

Dear [Representative/Senator X],

On behalf of the [district name/school name], I would like to congratulate you on your election and welcome you to the Colorado [House/Senate]. I look forward to working with you to continue to support and strengthen public education in Colorado.

Please feel free to visit [any of the schools in our district/my school in district name] to see the positive educational and co-curricular activities taking place [throughout the district/at my school]. [Talk about the mission/initiatives in your district/school]

The [school district name/school name] serves as the center of the [school/district/regional] community. [[With [#] elementary, middle, and high schools,] we educate [#] students every year.] Some of the many exciting successes in our district include:

  • [Include two to three anecdotes of successes in your district/school, such as improving test scores, admissions into top colleges, or athletic achievements – target to the specific legislator, if you know of his or her interests.]
  • [Second anecdote…]

K-12 funding accounts for 38% of the state budget, and each year there are approximately 80 bills related to public education in Colorado.  I hope to serve as a resource for you as you enter this new role. 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.

Best wishes,

 

[Your name]

 

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