September is here. In Colorado schools across the state are back in session. As I wrote a year ago today:
But today also marks the beginning of the short time frame in which union members in several school districts can choose to opt out of a year’s worth of union dues (and in a few cases — as our recent video about Colorado teachers unions pointed out — for non-union members to opt out of paying hundreds of dollars in union fees).
Speaking of the video, here it is for those who haven’t seen it before:
For teachers union members who want to stop paying the dues and perhaps find an alternative membership option, here are the 20 Colorado school districts with opt-out deadlines in September:
- Adams County 14 (Commerce City)
- Antonito (South Conejos)
- Canon City
- Centennial R-1 (San Luis)
- Center: deadline today!
- Colorado Springs 11
- Jefferson County
- Las Animas
- Pueblo 60
- Pueblo 70
- St. Vrain Valley
Go here for a complete list of membership revocation information for all teachers and school employees. If you don’t see your district listed, then most likely you are able to make your opt-out decision at any point effective with the next payroll period.