For the first time in recent memory, St. Vrain Valley School officials are figuring out what they want to do with some extra money. Finally. Initial priorities: shrink class sizes, hire more teachers and improve school buildings. Area voters approved a $189 million bond to build a school and do repairs, and a $16.5 million mill levy override to help add staff after a series of painful cutbacks. In a tough economy, it’s nice to see voters filter some money toward a school system in desperate need.
What’s Next: Expect to see St. Vrain do more than just maintain the status quo—higher test scores, happier parents, increased home values. Money well spent.