Richard B. Himmelstein; Hope for Summit education |

Richard B. Himmelstein; Hope for Summit education

News of the recently formed Summit Education Foundation (SEF) is spreading fast and giving parents in this community some newfound hope. The fact that the state of Colorado currently falls 49th in the nation for spending per student based on household income is a travesty. Summit Schools were forced to cut $867,000 out of next year’s school budget, and the following year looks even worse.

Until something changes at the state and federal levels, it looks like local communities will have to address the funding crisis on their own through private means. And it’s exciting to see how quickly the Summit Education Foundation has stepped up to the challenge! SEF will actively raise private funds for our schools. Educating future generations is one of the best investments we can make. I’m thankful I live in a community that values our children and their education as much as I do.

SEF has announced a public launch meeting on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Summit Middle School. Vicki and I will be in attendance and encourage other concerned parents and community members to come and learn more about how we can help support our public schools.

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