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School Finance 101

TOPICS: either scroll down or click on the following links:

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN A SCHOOL FINANCE SYSTEM

 

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CSFP INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS ON SCHOOL FINANCE

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CSFP RESEARCH

 

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BASIC INFORMATION REGARDING PROPERTY TAXES, STATE AND LOCAL SHARE, AND MILL LEVY OVERRIDES:

Do property taxes pay for schools? What are Local Override Revenues?

State Share of Funding by District: includes total state dollar amount, per pupil and percent of funding, as of 2009-10 (most current available).  The State Share in the chart does not include Categorical Program funding. Source: CDE, Public School Finance

Local Elections - Bond, Bond/BEST, Mill Levy Overrides, etc.

 

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TIMELINES

 

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CSFP DID YOU KNOW? VIDEO SERIES

Colorado: Did You Know?. Short videos describing Colorado's K-12 funding impacts on K-12 students, districts and our state.

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MISSION POSSIBLE COLORADO

Mission Possible Colorado: a balancing act :  www.missionpossibleco.com. A joint project by the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) and Great Education Colorado.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Finance Presentations by CSFP:

CSFP School Finance presentation on local revenue to the TAG (Technical Advisory Group) of the School Finance Partnership (SFP). December 2012.

CSFP presentation at the 2012 CASB Conference - The School Finance Puzzle - December 2012

CSFP presentation to University of Denver (DU) class on School Finance - August 2012

Listen to an informative discussion on Planning for Colorado's Future in Education - Guests Tracie Rainey, Denny Hill, and Charlie Brown discuss school finance on MileHiRadio's The Leaders Edge Show, August 9, 2012. Click here and then scroll down to August 9, 2012, and click on the MP3 link.

CSFP and APA presentation at the July 2012 CASE Annual Education Leadership Convention, What's New with School Finance?

David Sciarra, Education Law Center (ELC), presentation to CSFP Fair School Funding - Colorado and booklet Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card.

CSFP and Augenblick, Palaich & Associates presentation to House and Senate Education Committees: Overview of School Finance and Where to Begin when Changing a School Finance Formula? Legislative Role

CSFP presentation at CASE Conference 2011: Ups & Downs, What's Up with School Finance.