Budget & finance

Past efforts to overhaul Colorado school funding have hit political roadblocks. Could this be the year?
Although both bond measures and mill levy overrides can impact property taxes, they each have different purposes.
Far more Colorado students are enrolled in online schools than before the pandemic, but there isn’t much information about how these schools perform.
Jeffco, Adams 12, Colorado Springs 11, and Greeley-Evans are some of the districts receiving grants.
These Jeffco parents have already been through a school closure. They have advice on how to help your child through the change. It starts with patience and an open ear.
Estos padres ya han experimentado un cierre escolar, y tienen consejos de cómo ayudar a tus hijos durante el cambio. Todo empieza con paciencia y estando dispuestos a escuchar.
By closing 16 elementary schools at the end of this school year, Jeffco hopes to offer better educational experiences at the remaining schools. The board votes in November.
The wage gap between Colorado teachers and other college-educated workers is larger than in any other state, a new study finds.
A new study finds widening gaps between teacher salaries and affordable homeownership. See how your Colorado school district compares.
Colorado school districts can apply for funding to cover electric school buses and charging infrastructure from state or federal programs.
Many Colorado school districts say the fall hiring frenzy is similar to previous years. They’ve raised pay, but competition with the private sector and other districts is stiff.
Supporters of a Colorado school funding measure to raise teacher pay failed to gather enough signatures to make the November ballot.
Denver classroom aides will start earning $20 an hour this school year, with custodians and food service workers to follow. The district is competing with rising private sector wages.
Elementary enrollment data published by Jeffco shows how declining enrollment is impacting the district.
Un análisis hecho por Chalkbeat muestra cómo la reducción en matrícula está impactando al distrito de Jeffco.
Districts have seen a drop in applications during the pandemic, but families will need them again this school year.
Este otoño se requerirá que los estudiantes tengan un formulario nuevo completado en el distrito escolar a fin de determinar si son elegibles para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido.
Aurora leaders believe the raises may be some of the largest raises for school staff in the Denver metro area.
The state is proposing to fund two applicants’ plans to pay for transportation to some Adams students.
Colorado’s State Board of Education asked Adams 14 to begin reorganizing, but in the meantime, asked the district to hire outside help to work on improvement plans.
The Colorado Department of Education is reviewing the two applications and will announce awards by July 1.
The school board is expected to vote in November on the first round of closure recommendations.
This year’s school finance act includes a 6% increase in per-pupil spending. Other bills signed into law expand college access, help rural districts, and boost special education funding.
Denver Superintendent Alex Marrero is cutting dozens of administrator and support jobs to save DPS $9 million.
Colorado lawmakers are increasing funding for schools next year, but inflation and potential property tax limits complicate the future.
Denver directs more money to schools where students have higher needs. But per-student funding is increasingly coming under fire.
Colorado school districts that struggle to pass extra taxes known as mill levy overrides could get help from a proposed state matching program — if it gets funded.
Colorado’s budget for next fiscal year would place more into K-12 classrooms and avoids steep tuition hikes at colleges.
Fitzmorris Elementary in Arvada will close at the end of the current school year.
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