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Much-needed funding

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to announce the Aspen Education Foundation’s (AEF) continued commitment to funding a variety of pro­grams for the Aspen School District’s 2008-09 school year. Funding from AEF totals slightly more than $425,000, and will provide a variety of critical curriculum needed in our schools.

AEF works with the Aspen School Dis­trict to fund essential needs among our four schools. Programs funded this year include, but are not limited, to the follow­ing: a mathematics specialist at the ele­mentary school; the K-8 literacy and math program specialist at the Aspen Commu­nity School; a success specialist at the middle school; and the college coordina­tor at the Aspen High School.

Because Colorado is ranked 48th in the nation for state-provided school funding, AEF’s support is necessary to provide our children with a quality education. It is with my deepest gratitude that I acknowledge the generous contributors of AEF. Every one of our children is touched by the pro­grams AEF funds and is on their way toward a bright future.

Thank you to AEF and the many donors who make these grants possible.

Diana Sirko

Superintendent, Aspen School District


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