About CSFP

Mission: To compile, collect and distribute research-based, non-partisan information and data on topics related to school finance for state and local policymakers.

The Colorado School Finance Project, Inc. changed to a formal entity in 2014. We are a non-profit, Colorado based company. The CSFP was originally created in 1995, following the passage of the 1994 School Finance Act.

Our sincere thanks to the many districts and organizations (CEA, CASE, CASB, Colorado BOCES, DBO, and Rural Schools Alliance) that financially support our work.  The Colorado School Finance Project could not do our work without their support.

Executive Director:
Tracie L. Rainey

Link to the Colorado Education Network

Senior Fellow: Justin Silverstein (Augenblick, Palaich & Associates, Co-CEO)

CSFP Board of Directors:

  • John Augenblick – national school finance expert
  • Scott Murphy – Colorado school finance expert, retired Colorado Superintendent
  • Superintendent / Executive Director
    • Shila Adolf (Bethune, BOCES, Rural Schools Alliance)
    • Scott Mader (Kiowa C-2)
    • Bret Miles (Northeast BOCES)
  • Assistant Superintendent / CFO
    • Diane Doney (Littleton Public Schools)
  • CFO
    • Glenn Gustafson (Colorado Springs D-11)
    • David Hart (Cherry Creek School District)
    • Bill Sutter (Boulder Valley Schools, DBO)
  • Organizations representing state-wide groups
    • Lisa Escarcega (CASE) – school executives
    • Ken DeLay (CASB) – school boards
    • Karen Wick (CEA) – teachers / staff
    • Lisa Weil (Great Education Colorado) – parents / supporters of public education