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Dear Park County Families and Community Members,
Another day has gone by, and so does another day our district refuses to answer our calls to return to the table. THANK YOU so much for your love and support. We truly appreciate each and every one of the educators, parents, students, community members, businesses, and union brothers and sisters who came out to support us today. We do this for our students and having you by our side means the world to us.
We did a Facebook Live to update the community about what’s going on, including Superintendent Joe Torrez’s continued misinformation campaign. He had more than enough time this morning to talk to the media but couldn’t be bothered to meet with Park County educators.
We will be back out on the picket line at 7am tomorrow to try to get the district to come back to the table and we would LOVE for as many parents, students, and community members to join us as possible. Please continue to email and call (719-836-4401) Joe Torrez and the school board and encourage them to work with us. Between 11:30am and 1:00pm, come join us for lunch, as we’ll have some hamburgers, hot dogs, and soup provided by the Soup Pot.
Once again, if your family is affected by the strike, you can get childcare at the Boys and Girls Club from 7:45am till 5:00pm. If you require after school childcare, they can accommodate kids until 6:30pm, if prearranged. Fees are $10/day, $35/month. Assistance scholarships are available to families with a household income of $75,000 /year or less. No child will be turned away unless they are at capacity; SPEA will pick up fees for any family in extreme need. Please go to the Boys and Girls Club website http://bgchr.co/ to find registration paperwork and scholarship information.
Additionally, if you need access to the Food Bank, it is located at the Fairplay Fire Station, off Highway 285: 21455 US Hwy 285, Fairplay, CO 80440. It will be open from 8am – 5pm.
Thank you for your continued love and support,
The educators of the South Park Education Association