In November 2011, after the failure of a mill levy tax proposed to fund public education in Eagle County, Colorado many concerned and passionate community members came together to create a solution to help mitigate the approximately $14,000,000 in state budget cuts to the Eagle County School District that occurred over a three year span of time starting in 2009.
The purpose of the Education Foundation of Eagle County is to make specific and targeted recommendations to, and to work in conjunction with the Eagle County School district to retain our most qualified teachers, preserve staffing levels, maintain smaller class sizes, conserve and improve one on one teacher-student ratios, and to protect vital programs and curricula that have been or are in danger of being reduced or eliminated. Our top priority is to maintain an excellent learning experience for students in Eagle County.
The Public Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization established in 2001, now the Education Foundation of Eagle County (EFEC), has worked in partnership with Eagle County Schools to fund strategic initiatives and programs for quality education in Eagle County.
We believe there has never been a more critical time to contribute. A high quality public education system is what Eagle County expects and what our children and community deserve.
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