Amendment 66 could dramatically change how the state of Colorado funds education if the tax increase measure passes in November.
Summit County Commits to Kids will hold a news conference and campaign rally at Summit High School as part of the statewide Back Our Schools Day effort taking place in communities statewide. Amendment 66 is a two-tiered income tax increase that would raise an additional $950 million to fund public schools.
Julie McCluskie, a Summit School District parent, said the event is really about showing support for public education in the county.
“We want to get people excited about what Amendment 66 does for the state as well as our community,” she said.
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Summit High School cafeteria, 16201 Highway 9, speakers and representatives from the school communities — including teachers, parents and students — as well as business leaders and school board members, will talk about Amendment 66 and answer questions from the public. Summit School District Board President Margaret Carlson is one of the featured speakers.
McCluskie said the proposed changes would bring a $2.6 million increase for Summit County schools, which would help early childhood education and programs like English language learning.
“Our community has always been very supportive of the school district over the years,” she said.
After the rally, attendees can hit the pavement to knock on doors to talk to neighbors about Amendment 66 as well.
For more information, visit www.coloradocommits.com, or call Julie McCluskie at (970) 977-0021.