11 results for group: mission-possible


Sample Email Reminder and Thank You

This sample email reminder and thank you provides a templates that can be revised and tailored to your own specific event.Mission: Possible allows Coloradans to design their own state budget and to share the results.

Sample Invitation (phone script)

A couple of sample phone scripts for inviting participants are provided for your use in this template. One is designed for districts that passed a local mill/bond measure and another version for school districts that have not.Mission: Possible allows Coloradans to design their own state budget and to share the results.

Social Media Toolkit

The public has control over where, when, and how they consume information. As a result, it's critical to provide relevant content when, where, and how the public will consume it. Social media plays a key role in keeping your community informed and engaged.Mission: Possible allows Coloradans to design their own state budget and to share the results. Don't forget to share those results on social media!

Community Presentation

Mission: Possible allows Coloradans to design their own state budget and to share the results.Why is it important to understand the state budget?Colorado’s fiscal challenges have a direct impact on our local schools and the opportunities we can provide to our students. And all public services are affected as well.You are the decider — Colorado is the only state in the U.S. where our policymakers cannot set tax policy. It is imperative that you are informed and engaged.Try Mission: Possible today!

Sample Press Release

Mission: Possible allows Coloradans to design their own state budget and to share the results.This sample press release provides a template that can be used to announce your upcoming community engagement meeting.

Sample Agendas

Mission: Possible allows Coloradans to design their own state budget and to share the results.Whether you have 15 minutes during a PTA meeting to discuss and present this valuable budget simulation exercise or have dedicated 90-minutes for a community dialogue, this template will help you plan to make the most of your time with your stakeholders.

Your Communication Plan

Mission: Possible allows Coloradans to design their own state budget and to share the results.Developing a communications plan for your community engagement program helps you:create understanding among the staff and your community about engaging in a dialogue about public schools and provide clear, consistent information about the process.

Community Engagement Timeline

This Community Engagement Planning Timeline for Mission: Possible is based on the Colorado Association of School Board's planning guide. The purpose of the board’s community engagement program is to give our community the opportunity to discuss public education in a way that will:create a common understanding of the public values underlying our vision of public education in the school district; examine how these values are supported, or not supported, by the policies and programs of the district; provide information to help guide the board in maintaining the proper balance when values are in conflict or insufficient resources exist to ...

FAQs answered through Mission: Possible

Colorado’s fiscal challenges have a direct impact on our local schools and the opportunities we can provide to our students. And all public services are affected as well.You are the decider — Colorado is the only state in the U.S. where our policymakers cannot set tax policy. It is imperative that you are informed and engaged.Try Mission: Possible today!

Negative Factor History

This chart reflects the Negative Factor impact to each of Colorado's 178 school districts.Starting in 2009, in order to make across-the-board cuts from all districts, the legislature added a new “budget stabilization” or “negative factor” to the School Finance Act formula. In effect, the legislature now decides how much it wants to spend on school finance, and then adjusts the negative factor to meet that funding target. Notably, the legislature did not make the cuts by simply scaling back the factors (e.g., reducing the percentage added for each at-risk student). Instead, the cuts are made by calculating what is required under Amendment ...