Welcome

Founded in 1995, the Colorado School Finance Project (CSFP) is a non-profit whose mission is to compile, collect, and distribute research-based, non-partisan information and data on topics related to school finance for state and local policymakers.

Join us for the 4th Annual CSFP Conference! September 18th, 2024 in Vail, CO.
Register here.
ESSER Information
Click HERE to access the ESSER homepage.
Colorado Input Based Financial Adequacy Study 2024
Find more info here.
Panel Nomination Form 
CSFP at Colorado BOCES Association Summer/Annual Meeting Presentation - July 9, 2024
June Economic Forecast - June 20, 2024
• Legislative Council Economic and Revenue Forecast Report
• Legislative Council Economic and Revenue Forecast Presentation
• Legislative Council Consumer Price Index Forecast
• OSPB Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook Presentation
• OSPB Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook Report
• OSPB Colorado Outlook Supplemental Materials
CSFP to West Grand School Board on new legislation - June 11, 2024 
CSFP at COSPRA Conference - June 6-7, 2024
Mastering the Message: School Finance & Legislative Updates for PR Pros
Leveraging ESSER Insights: Building Lasting Collaborative Partnerships with the Community
May Advisory Meeting - May 10, 2024
Recording of Meeting
HB24-1448 New School Finance Formula Presentation - CSFP
Newcomer Funding + SB24-188 Public School Finance Presentation - CSFP
SB24-233 Property Tax Bill Presentation - CSFP
Property Tax Legislation and Ballot Initiatives - Greg Sobetski
Teacher Housing - Eagle County and RBC
CSFP at CASBO Spring Conference - May 1-3, 2024
CSFP at the Superintendent Advisory Committee - May 2, 2024
April Advisory Meeting - April 19, 2024
Recording of meeting
CSFP Presentation at CASE Western Slope Superintendents Conference - April 18, 2024
ESSER Update with 5 months to Go
Property Tax Background and Talking Points
Strategic School Finance - Fort Morgan, CO
April 4-5, 2024

Agenda

Colorado Context for School Finance - CSFP
Fund Balance Basics - CDE
Intro to CO School Finance - CDE
Strategic School Finance - CDE/CSFP
Revenue and Expenditure Optimization - CDE
Proposed School Finance Changes - CSFP
Base Teacher Salary - CDE
Declining Enrollment and Forecast - CDE
Putting it into Action - CSFP
School Finance Act 2024
Fiscal Note
24-25 District Calculation Worksheet by CDE
Interim Committees:
Property Tax Task Force - Access all information HERE.

School Finance Task Force - Access all information HERE.

School Transportation Task Force - Access all information HERE.
May/June What We're Reading
"Colorado approved $24 million for migrant students. Here’s how much each school district will get." Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat, May 3, 2024.
"Property tax agreement elusive while land-use bills advance," Seth Klamann, Denver Post, May 6, 2024
"How will Colorado’s new funding formula affect rural districts? It depends." Jason Gonzalez, Chalkbeat, May 3, 2024.
"Colorado lawmakers reach last-minute bipartisan property tax deal that averts cuts to K-12 funding", Jesse Paul and Brian Eason, Colorado Sun, May 6, 2024.
"Will voters overrule fix to property tax spike?" Aldo Svaldi, Denver Post, May 14, 2024.
"Disparities in local tax revenue for Colorado schools are growing, causing inequities and concern" Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat, June 11, 2024.
"Colorado ends budget year $164M in the red with potential tax cuts looming on November ballot", Brian Eason, Colorado Sun, June 21, 2024
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