3A Mill Levy Override and 3B Bond Initiative

This November, there are two questions on the November 8 election ballot that will affect Jeffco Schools – 3A  Mill Levy Override and 3B Bond Initiative.  If passed, 3A and 3B will benefit neighborhood, option and public charter schools.

3A is a Mill Levy Override that will provide $33 million in operating expenses specifically to be used for:

  • Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and support staff.
  • Expanding the “STEM” programs (science, technology, math, and engineering), as well as arts, music and vocational programs;
  • Increasing school security resources.

3B is a Bond for capital funding that will provide $535 million for long-term costs including:

  • Providing safety and security upgrades in school buildings;
  • 110 elementary, middle and high school buildings will receive repairs and improvements long overdue including roofs, plumbing, electrical, lighting and mechanical systems;
  • Equipping our schools with updated technology;
  • Improving and repairing Outdoor Lab, Jeffco’s nature and science learning center;
  • Better utilization of district resources by expanding and equipping old and new school buildings, increasing classroom space and learning labs, and equipping and furnishing them.

For More Information:

Information from Jeffco Public Schools.  This site has numerous links to other sites.

Free Horizon Montessori’s information sheet put together by Jeffco


Who, Not What, is the Community Support Network?

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The Free Horizon Montessori Foundation (the “FHMF”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2002 to support Free Horizon Montessori.  The purpose of the Foundation is to serve as the fundraising arm of the school and provide an independent bank account from which the school could draw upon to support itself. In 2006, the Community Support Network (CSN) was established by FHMF to better address the needs of the FHM community.

Your CSN is excited for the upcoming year and has created the 2016-17 CSN Welcome Packet.   It is four pages containing all sorts of handy information and links.   Check it out.

Read more about the CSN.


Why Sign Up in the FHM Student Directory?

The student directory is created by parents for parents of Free Horizon Montessori. It’s not an emergency contact list or a list of information for the school…it’s information for the parents. The directory allows our community to stay in touch. This is where you find out how to contact parents for things like playdates, birthday parties, carpools or trips to the park. It also allows the CSN to contact you about volunteer opportunities in for your student’s classroom. Only enter your information if you want to be contacted. It’s easy and quick and needs to be done by 9/16. The information will be consolidated and circulated. It will not be posted on a “public” site.

Here is the link to SignUp

Thanks for your time and all you do to make Free Horizon Montessori such a great school!


Join CSN Facebook Group

Parents, grandparents and guardians of FHM students are welcome to join the Free Horizon Montessori CSN closed Facebook group. This Facebook page serves as a virtual method for our FHM community to connect about play dates, community resources, community events, fundraising events, summer camps, and more.  The group guidelines are published here.


The Golden Backpack Program


FHM is partnering with the Golden Backpack Program (GBP) to help feed Golden students in need. This program currently assists approximately 600 students in Golden, including FHM students. Volunteering with GBP counts towards FHM volunteer hours. Read More.