We are currently looking for people interested in serving on the SSEF Board of Directors. Participation on the SSEF Board is a great way to learn about Routt County public school programs and funding. Candidates should have an interest in achieving excellence in public schools. See description below. Applications are due October 10, 2022. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
There are several ways you can help support local students through the Steamboat Springs Education Fund:
- Attend a meeting. All board meetings are open to the public. We encourage the community to attend and participate in the public commentary. Click here for Calendar.
- Stay informed about the Education Fund.
- Apply for a seat on the Education Fund Board.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS DESCRIPTION: SSEF Board is responsible for awarding grants from the proceeds of the half-cent sales and use tax assessed by the City of Steamboat Springs, and as approved by City voters. The proceeds are distributed through an annual grant request and award cycle. Grantees are primarily public schools in Routt County but can include non-profits whose missions directly benefit public K-12 students through school-based programming. Board members also review grantee accountability reports to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent as granted. The primary duties of the board are oversight, the review of grant applications, and the distribution of the funds.
Applicants must live in Routt County but aren’t required to have children in any public school. SSEF directors are asked to commit to three-year terms and attend six to eight meetings per year. There are generally two meetings in the fall, four between January and May, and a couple of board workshops during the summer. There is no fundraising requirement or expectation of financial contribution. There is no age minimum or maximum.