Friends of D11 Blog

3 Ways You Can Vote

Mikayla Schneider Uncategorized

Colorado offers a variety of ways for people to vote, making it easy and convenient for your voice to be heard!  Below are the variety of ways you can cast your ballot for the 2017 Colorado Springs election. Mail Fill out your ballot, and be sure to sign it Mail it back by Nov. 1st to ensure it is received …

Actually, Your Vote Does Matter

Mikayla Schneider Uncategorized

This year, Colorado Springs voters in the District 11 boundaries have a chance to support our community and our kids through investing in our local public schools. This Mill Levy will increase teacher pay, update technology in the classroom, and go toward much needed building maintenance. It is critical that we are giving these kids the education they deserve in …

Investing in Your Local Schools: Outside the Classroom

Mikayla Schneider Uncategorized

This is series of two posts where we break down the importance of investing in local schools into two categories: Inside the Classroom and Outside the Classroom. We talk about how voting YES on 3E to help increasing funding for School District 11 can benefit not only students and their learning abilities, but also the economic and property impact for …

Investing in Your Local Schools: Inside the Classroom

Mikayla Schneider Uncategorized

This is series of two posts where we break down the importance of investing in local schools into two categories: Inside the Classroom and Outside the Classroom. We talk about how voting YES on 3E to help increasing funding for School District 11 can benefit not only students and their learning abilities, but also the economic and property impact for …

Is District 11 Seeing Any Marijuana Taxes?

Mikayla Schneider Uncategorized

Colorado Springs School District 11 public schools will likely never see direct funding from the sales tax coming in from recreational marijuana sales. Why is that? There are restrictions on where the funding from marijuana taxes go and how it can be used. The funding that is being earned through marijuana taxes filter through the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) …

What is a Citizen’s Oversight Committee?

Christopher Schell MLO, School Funding

What is a Citizen’s Oversight Committee? By Definition: A Citizen’s Oversight Committee is a committee of citizens who oversee certain actions taken by an organization. District 11 has an oversight committee in place for the last mill levy that was passed in 2000 (the same year our graduating seniors were born!) That same committee is still in place – they …

6 Ways You Can Help Friends of D11

Christopher Schell MLO, School Funding, Volunteer

Everyone has  the ability to help reach out to community members about investing in our kids and our schools. The mill levy will have a tremendous impact for our community our kids and our schools, but in order to get it passed, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your time is valuable – and essential. There are many  different ways to be …

What is District 11’s Mill Levy Override?

Christopher Schell School Funding

It’s back-to-school season! Over the past couple weeks our kids have been walking through the doors of our District 11 schools ready to take on new challenges, gain new experiences, and take their next steps to preparing for their future. What better time to start talking about our schools and how we can ensure quality educations for our kids? A …