Chris Johnson: Vote to continue sales tax for education |

Chris Johnson: Vote to continue sales tax for education

This year, the half-cent sales tax will pay for many staff members for our schools including instructional coaches, mental health therapists, a behavior specialist, English as language learners and gifted and talented teachers, plus 17 classroom teachers.

It will also pay for items and services to support our teachers such as professional development, curriculum support  materials and performing arts equipment. Additionally, it helps pay for enriching experiences for our students like Yampatika, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Science School, Junior Achievement, the Opera in the Schools program and more. Check out the full list of what was funded for this school year.

The one-half cent sales tax makes the difference for our students by ensuring our schools meet the varied basic needs of our student body and allowing the district to provide supplementary programs which inspire and motivate our students.

Our district is one of the top in the state. Without a doubt, it’s because of our community’s investment in the schools over the past 25 years. Please vote to continue the excellence. Vote “yes” on 2B.

Chris Johnson

Steamboat Springs

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