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St. Vrain Budget Shortfall

Report from Peter Maguire to Mary Keenan
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3/31/2003
Bottom line for board is enrollment at schools

In the St. Vrain Valley School District, each student counts.
They count in the sense that the district wants to make sure they each receive the best education possible. But they also count as far as sheer numbers are concerned.
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3/28/2003
Senate OK of voucher bill raises concerns in St. Vrain schools

LONGMONT — The state Senate’s approval of a bill that would bring school vouchers to the St. Vrain Valley evoked mixed reactions locally Thursday.
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3/27/2003
District to receive one more day of pay

LONGMONT — The St. Vrain Valley School District’s classified employees will receive a third full day of pay in light of last week’s snowstorm.
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3/27/2003
$23M cut from school funding

DENVER — Led by budget writers looking for sources of belt tightening, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday sliced nearly $23 million from a proposed $163 million increase in Public School Finance Act funding for the 2003-04 fiscal year.
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3/26/2003
School board postpones reduction announcement

The St. Vrain Valley School District has postponed the announcement of program and administrative staff reductions from tonight until April 23.
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3/22/2003
The SOS program about to pay off

LONGMONT — Heritage Middle School Principal Mark Spencer soon will find out what the community’s response to the school budget crisis means for his students.
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3/22/2003
Property measure heads to House

DENVER — The bill that would allow the St. Vrain Valley School District to sell and then lease back property is headed back to consideration by the full House of Representatives after a side trip to the House Finance Committee.
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3/13/2003
District hires bond adviser

LONGMONT — The $96.2 million portion of 2002 voter-approved bonds will go to market at the end of the month with an extra set of eyes overseeing the process.
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3/13/2003
Pillmore hired as CFO of SVVSD

LONGMONT — The position left vacant by two men whom many blame for causing the St. Vrain Valley School District’s financial crisis now has a new occupant.
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3/12/2003
Last CFO candidate named

LONGMONT — A local accountant is the final candidate for St. Vrain Valley School District’s chief financial officer position.
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3/6/2003
St. Vrain picks finalists for CFO

LONGMONT — The St. Vrain Valley School District has chosen two finalists for the chief financial officer position.
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3/4/2003
St. Vrain would get year to reclaim property

DENVER — The St. Vrain Valley School District would only get a year in which to reclaim any property it might sell as part of a lease-purchase agreement the district may use to help generate the money it needs to repay about $7 million in state loans by June 25.
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