3rd Annual CSFP Conference: Traveling the Fiscal Pathway to 2024

Join the Colorado School Finance Project for a day of conversation and discussion about changing school finance issues facing Colorado school districts; planning for ESSER dollars leaving in 2024 and implications for school districts in changes of tax policy and changes to the school finance formula.

Elevation Hotel
500 Gothic Rd.
Crested Butte, Colorado, 81225

Special thanks to the Colorado School Finance Project Board of Directors for their support, input and participation. Our conference would not be possible without them.
About CSFP
Our Sponsors – Thank you!


8:00 – 9:00Check-in/Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05Opening Remarks
9:05 – 10: 15CSFP Update
10:15 – 10:25Break
10:30 – 11:25Legislative Updates
Marc Carey and Anna Gerstle
11:30 – 12:10Lunch
12:10 – 1:00Strategic Budgeting and the Fiscal Cliff
David Hart – LA Unified School District
1:05 – 1:20Our ESSER Journey
Wendy Birhanzel – Harrison School District
1:20 – 1:25“Traveling the Fiscal Pathway”
1:25 – 1:35Break
1:40 – 3:45ESSER Conversations
3:45 – 4:00Closing Remarks
4:30 – 5:30Happy Hour
with Denver Area School Superintendents Council
Enjoy one free drink on us!


CSFP Update and ESSER Conversations – Tracie Rainey, Justin Silverstein, Kate Bartlett, Susan Meek

Leg Council School Finance Update – Marc Carey and Anna Gerstle

Strategy from the CFO’s Office – David Hart


School Finance Task Force information
Costing out/Adequacy Studies

ESSER Home Page
ESSER Key Stats

Property Tax Background and Talking Points

Our Speakers

Contact Info

Tracie Rainey – Executive Director
Kate Bartlett – Associate Director
Susan Meek – Project Manager
Molly Homburger – Executive Assistant