Spring Social Fundraiser
Our Spring Social fundraiser will take place on May 4th from 4-8pm. This will be a fun-filled community event at the Telluride Elks Lodge including a taco bar, a live DJ and a silent auction filled with wonderful prizes from local Telluride businesses. The event will promote inclusion, community and giving, while also benefiting Telluride schools.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 with this event!
With your help, TEF can fund programs for students, teachers, and the community:
- $5000 gives a teacher a down payment on a house
- $2500 funds a field trip for students
- $1000 funds Spreading Joy in the classrooms – teacher stipends for student projects
- $500 sponsors a Teen Night at a local business
- $250 supports a teacher grant for childcare
- $150 supports a teacher grant for commuting/gas
We are extremely grateful by the outpouring of support for TEF’s programs and initiatives in the 2022/23 school year! Thank you for your continued support of Telluride Schools!
Live * Work * Educate * Play – You are part of our community!
WHO WE ARE
Telluride Education Foundation is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that raises money to invest in the enrichment of K-12 education in the Telluride School District. Specifically, we raise funds for STUDENTS – experiential learning initiatives in and out of the classroom, TEACHERS & PARAEDUCATORS – grants and appreciation to encourage retention, and COMMUNITY – social emotional education.
We have awarded over $1,000,000 since our inception and currently support approximately 1000 Teachers, Paraeducators, and Students in the Telluride School District with our various granting programs.
DID YOU KNOW?
Because of the Gallagher Amendment, TABOR and Amendment 23, Colorado School Funding has been under pressure for years.
How much has the shortfall in state share been for Telluride R1 School District?
Since 2009-2010, the state has not been able to fully meet its constitutional obligation to equalize funding for school districts and the loss in state share has been tracked by the Budget Stabilization Factor (formerly known as the Negative Factor).
- Loss in state share for the 2020-2021 school year: ($1,433,059)
- Loss in state share for the 2021-2022 school year: ($770,729)
- Loss in state share for the 2022-2023 school year ($436,034)
- Cumulative loss in state share since 2009-2010: ($14,022,657)
Telluride Education Foundation is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that raises money to invest in the enrichment of K-12 education in the Telluride School District.
For more information on donating to our organization, please CLICK HERE.
For more information on volunteering for one of our many events, please CLICK HERE.
A Thank You From TIS Principal Zoe Gillett
August 19, 2022 Dear Toni, Lisa and TEF, Thanks again for providing lunch on Wednesday to the TES and TIS staff after our Math Bridges professional development! After participating in a training on how to
Superintendent’s Message August 21, 2022
Dear TSD Families, As the Superintendent of the Telluride R-1 School District, it is my honor and pleasure to welcome all new and returning students and families to the 2022-2023 school year. Staff arrived this