Goal 8 Subcommittee Meeting Notes

November Goal 8 Wrap-up Summary:
The fundraising component of goal 8 worked through a process to look at the different needs of the district and ways to conduct fundraising efforts to support those needs.  As a result, it was determined that working with CAEF on fundraising would be in the best interest of all as we are both working on similar funding issues.  Through the efforts of the lobbying group, the District created a lobbying video that was sent to all our patrons in the District. Thanks to our engaged stakeholders our legislators received hundreds of letters supporting the equity bills and school funding.  We truly brought a greater awareness to our community about the inequities in school funding and how it affects our District. Going forward, we will continue to meet to review legislative platforms and lobbying opportunities.

February 28, 2017
The group worked through an exercise to brainstorm ideas and then rank and prioritize them. A subcommittee of the goal #8 group will be formed to evaluate the pros and cons of the top choices, select the best option, and create an action plan to set things in motion. The subcommittee will meet following Centennial’s spring break on a date and time to be determined.

February 21, 2017
The lobbying component of goal #8 focused on the equity in funding and how we can advocate within our community and at the capitol. The fundraising focus continued to discuss opportunities and needs for fundraising efforts.  

The fundraising focus of the committee will meet again on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 in the HS West Learning Commons.  During this meeting, the group will work through a brainstorming exercise to generate ideas on concepts for consideration.

January 17, 2017
The group discussed the timeline for this legislative session, reviewed the District’s legislative platform as well as the platforms of several other professional organizations. The group discussed what other districts and foundations are doing to raise funds, reviewed all fundraising currently taking place at Centennial and throughout the community, and discussed big picture ideas for Centennial to pursue.

Next meeting: February 21 at 5:15pm, High School West Learning Commons