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Post Independent: Gov. Jared Polis visits RFSD schools; discuss housing crisis with ACCC Tuesday

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis engaged with the Glenwood Springs community on Tuesday, underscoring at multiple stops his administration’s focus on education and economic growth. Colorado Proud School Meal Day celebrations at Sopris Elementary School and discussions on the Universal Pre-K program during a visit to the Riverview School marked the beginning of his visit while his afternoon dialogue with the Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce (ACCC) at the Hotel Colorado encapsulated the crux of the ongoing discourse on the state’s future.

The governor acknowledged the first year of free preschool in Colorado, a policy aimed at alleviating the financial burden on families and contributing to workforce development.

“Many families have struggled with the high cost of child care, and preschool is part of that,” Polis said. “This is the first year of free preschool in Colorado, which obviously has positive workforce ramifications.”

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