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Letter: Voting yes on 3A and 3B means good things

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Voting yes on 3A and 3B is to have a growth mindset for Jeffco Public Schools. Why not support our Jeffco community, options and charter students when they have such a bright future ahead? A growth mindset for Jeffco means:

  • We can always improve.

Jeffco Schools strives for continuous improvement by openly sharing test results and gathering feedback from stakeholders and community members. Our district is held accountable to successfully prepare 86,000 students for college and careers upon graduation. 

  • We can overcome challenges.

Colorado's "negative factor" cuts $80 million in state funding from Jeffco each year. 3A and 3B is a local solution that infuses dollars directly to schools by supporting student learning both in and out of the classroom.

  • We can persevere.

Voting Yes on 3A improves safety, security and includes adding a half-time mental health counselor in every elementary school. A Yes on 3B will fix deferred maintenance issues, upgrade aging facilities, and insure optimal learning environments in all Jeffco schools.  

  • We can learn anything we want.

The mill, 3A, provides additional funding to expand and enhance STEM programs, project-based learning and career programs to make sure our students are prepared for 21st century jobs.

  • We are inspired by each other.

As a Jeffco parent, I am inspired by the work of our teachers to meet the needs of students today. We are losing great teachers to districts that pay more. 3A and 3B is a contribution we all can make to support each other, our communities and our children's education.

  • Effort and attitude makes all the difference.

3A and 3B will make a world of difference for our students.  Have a growth mindset for Jeffco Public Schools and vote Yes on 3A and 3B this November. 

Katie Winner,

Arvada

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