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Parent Forum #2: 5A, 5B, and Amendment 73

We've heard from quite a few of you that you’d like us to host another Parent Forum on 5A, 5B, and 73, so we are! We’ve scheduled Parent Forum #2 on October 17 at the Motsenbocker campus in the library at 6:00 pm and we hope you’ll join us. If you can attend, please take a moment to RSVP so we know you are coming (and can be sure to have enough chairs).
 
We'll be answering your questions and going through the following important points:
 
The American Academy Board of Directors Resolution on 5A, 5B, and Amendment 73.
Board members will be there to explain why and how they arrived at this resolution.
 
How Colorado schools are funded.
It's amazing how few people actually know how this works. And It's REALLY important information for understanding how any funding changes do or don't affect American Academy in particular and our school district in general. For example, did you know that an increase in your property taxes does NOT mean an increase in school funding for Colorado schools? True story. Come learn more!
 
How Douglas County ballot measures 5A and 5B will or won't affect American Academy.
We'll explain these ballot initiatives in layman's terms and tell you how they will apply (or won't) to American Academy and the school district.
 
How State Constitution Amendment 73 will or won't affect American Academy.
The BOD resolution does NOT support Amendment 73. Learn what this state-level ballot measure is, and why they don't support it for American Academy.
 
ALL points of view are welcome, of course, and we will open things up to discussion towards the end. We had a great conversation at our last meeting and hope to do this again with you!