Critical Needs Fund
Our Critical Needs Fund efforts are focused on four areas:
- Working closely with BVSD Food Services to distribute food to families in need. Many students rely on school for breakfast, lunch, and weekend nutrition. With our partners at BVSD, we are committed to ensuring that students and their families receive nutritious food for as long as students are unexpectedly out of school. Every Monday, food is distributed at seven school locations across the District.
- Ensuring that all students have access to resources, including technology devices and reliable internet, necessary to work and learn remotely. We mobilized tens of thousands of dollars worth of school supplies and age-appropriate books to support students’ at-home learning. We’re also working with BVSD IT to make sure all students have access to internet and technology while at home and we are proud to share that all 31,000 students in the district will receive reliable internet and technology. For help accessing internet assistance, please reach out to the BVSD Help Desk or call 720-561-4357
- Catching up students this fall. The funds raised for our Catch up Plan will be used to support BVSD in their efforts to catch students up. This includes knowledge/skills lagging from school closures in the spring, as well as ensuring that any gaps in learning do not widen or become more permanent learning deficits.
- Driving student support and engagement. Our focus throughout this school year will be ensuring students receive the support they need, and stay engaged in learning. To do this, we will address any potential barriers to student success through our new Student Academic Support Fund. This fund will provide money to offset the costs for schools to provide financial assistance to students in need.