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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.

ESSER Information
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February Advisory Meeting - February 9, 2024
Recording of Meeting
Universal Preschool Update 
Property Tax Task Force
HB23B-1003 Bill Text and Fiscal Note
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Meeting #1 - December 20, 2023
Recording of Live Stream
Division of Property Taxation Presentation
Legislative Council Staff Presentation
Presentation from Henry Sobanet

Meeting #2 - January 5, 2024
Recording of Live Stream
Land Value Tax
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Colorado Assessors Association
2024 Ballot Initiatives Concerning Property Taxation
Keystone Facilitated Commission Exercise 

Meeting #3 - January 19, 2024
Recording of Live Stream
Variations in Mill Levies Presentation
School Finance and Property Tax Presentation

Meeting #4 - February 9, 2024
Recording of Live Stream
Presentation from Colorado Counties Inc. and Counties & Commissioners Acting Together	
Indiana's Property Tax Caps Presentation
K12 Considerations Related to Property Taxation Presentation
Growth in Government Revenue and the Economy Presentation
Summary of Public Meetings	
Commission Discussion of Recommendation Topics	
Update on Ballot Initiatives		
Property Tax Background and Talking Points
Strategic School Finance Training - Rifle, CO
February 1-2, 2024

District Team Workshop Tool
Agenda

School Finance Changes presentation - CSFP
Fund Balance Basics presentation - CDE
Intro to School Finance presentation - CDE
Strategic School Finance (Track 2)- CSFP
Revenue & Expenditure Optimization - CDE
Problem of Practice :Salary Schedule - CDE
Problem of Practice: Declining Enrollment - CDE
Problem of Practice: Forecasting - CDE
Putting it into Action! - CSFP
January Advisory Meeting - January 19, 2024
Recording of Meeting
Outlook for the Economy, Budget and School Finance Presentation 
Recommendations from the School Finance Task Force Presentation
Tell Your Story
School Finance Task Force

Preparing for the School Finance Task Force information booklet
CDE Task Force website

School Finance Study Types information and resources.

School Finance Task Force FINAL REPORT

Meeting #1 - 8/29/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #2 - 9/12/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #3 - 9/25/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #4 - 10/17/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #5 - 10/31/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #6 - 11/14/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #7 - 12/5/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #8 - 12/12/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #9 - 12/20/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #10 - 1/12/2024
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint
Joint Education SMART Government Act Hearing - January 17, 2024

Department of Early Childhood:
2024 Smart Act Presentation
FY 2023-24 Performance Plan
2024 Departmental Regulatory Agenda and 2023 Report
Transition, Program Review, and Agency Collaboration Report
Early Childhood Leadership Commission Presentation

Department of Education:
2024 Smart Act Presentation
2024 Smart Act Compiled Written Materials
CSFP at Aurora Public School's Board of Education Presentation - January 10, 2024
School Transportation Task Force
CDE Task Force Website

Meeting #1 - 9/26/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #2 - 12/11/2023
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint

Meeting #3 - 1/22/2024
Recording of Live Stream 
Powerpoint

Meeting #4 - 2/13/2024
Recording of Live Stream
Powerpoint
December 2023 Economic Forecast - December 20, 2023
•  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 At CASB Convention - December 7-9, 2023
School Finance 101
School Finance Changes
Assessing School Board Mill Levy Discretion
ESSER Presentation
CASB New Member Booklet
Governor Request on Mill Levies FAQ
CSFP at Englewood School Board - December 6, 2023
JBC Department of Education (School Finance) Briefing - December 6, 2023
Education Staff Budget Briefing
Education Staff Budget Briefing *SUMMARY*

JBC Department of Education Hearing - December 12, 2023
Education Hearing

JBC Colorado Department of Early Childhood Hearing - December 12, 2023
Early Childhood Hearing
February What We're Reading
"Legislators eye “one-time pot of money” to help schools", Elizabeth Hernandez, Denver Post, February 15, 2024
"Why some Colorado lawmakers say funding for K-12 schools is at 1989 levels"
, Jason Gonzalez, Chalkbeat, February 5, 2024
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