Education briefs: 27J board calls on Legislature for more education funding

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    BRIGHTON — The Brighton School District 27J Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution in support of the 2013: Year of the Student Project.
    It calls on lawmakers to use their upcoming legislative session to address state education funding. The project is a grassroots effort, led by the Great Education Colorado organization, which asks the state General Assembly to “create and find funding for a P-20 education finance system that matches reforms, mandates and accountability measures with the resources necessary to ensure that every student is successful.”
    Year of the Student is not a tax initiative. It is, instead, a call to action for legislators to rectify the impact of crippling cuts to education funding at all levels. School District 27J saw a reduction of $14.3 million in state per-pupil funding during the 2011-2012 school year.
    The School District 27J Board of Education is the latest in a growing number of school district boards of education to adopt a resolution in support of the Year of the Student project. Learn more about the project at http://2013forstudents.org/great-education-colorado.