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Letter: A community effort for Aspen schools

On behalf of the students, teachers and administration of the Aspen School District, we would like to express our sincere thanks and deep gratitude to the voters of the city of Aspen and town of Snowmass Village.

Your strong belief in public education and willingness to support our students and teachers make our communities stronger. Your backing of last year’s mill levy override and the recent passage of ballot initiatives 2A and 2D provide the School District with stable, local funding. We will continue to be good stewards of tax monies and look forward to maintaining the district’s quality programs, staff and services.

We would especially like to thank the Funding for Excellence Treasurer, Dusty Diaz. His passion, boundless energy and commitment to education helped guide the committee to success. Thank you, also, to the members of the committee. Your work in getting the word out and educating people via social media, newspapers, signs, buttons and banners was tireless and effective. We would not have been successful without your time and commitment. In addition, we would like to thank the Aspen Education Foundation and the Aspen Education Association for both their financial support and active participation.

We truly appreciate the community members of the Aspen Public Education Fund and the newly elected Snowmass Education Grant Committee. We applaud your willingness to serve and your help in passing our ballot initiatives.

Our final thanks go to the teachers of the Aspen School District. Your “boots on the ground,” your willingness to block walk, write letters to the editor and share with our communities the importance of maintaining the district’s great staff and wonderful programs helped educate our community and brought our message full circle. Thank you all for what you do every day for our children and the passion that you bring to education in our communities.

Margeaux Johannson, Susan Marolt, Sandra Peirce, Dwayne Romero and Sheila Kennedy Wills

Aspen Board of Education

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