Board Candidate Unofficial Election Results Announced

The General Election Day was November 7, 2023. The unofficial results have been announced. Six candidates vied for three open seats for a four-year term, 2023-2027. The seats go to the top three highest vote totals. Thanks to all of the Candidates for your interest to serve the school community on the Board of Education.

Tami Velasquez 682

Joe Marr 676

Joseph L. Stranaly 565

Victoria Edwards 484

Rana Silver 432

Laura Mayer 428

Preschool Parents Apply for UPK

Gilpin County Preschool enrolls 3 and 4-year-old students. Gilpin County Preschool is participating in Universal Preschool (UPK). UPK Colorado allows families of children who will be 4-years-old by October 1 each year in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten, and qualifying 3-year-olds, to apply now for UPK Colorado for the 2023-24 school year to receive partial to full tuition assistance. UPK applications are currently being accepted.

Parents should select Gilpin County Preschool as your UPK provider. You can begin your application at any time and return to it as many times as you like before submitting. Gilpin County Preschool will be accepting students who live in the GCSD as well as students who reside outside of the school district. Classes begin on August 21, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A half-day mornings only session from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. is available.

Qualifying 3-year-olds- Families of children who will be 3-years-old by October 1 each year who have at least one qualifying factor may apply to UPK for the 2023-24 school year to receive partial to full tuition assistance. Qualifying factors are listed in the UPK application.

Families of 3-year-olds also have the opportunity to apply for a Mt. Thomas Action Fund Request from the Gilpin County Education Foundation (GCEF) for preschool tuition assistance.

For additional information and assistance, contact Codi Ramsey, Elementary Administrative Assistant,

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