Colorado School Finance Project 2022-23 Highlights

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Conferences, Meetings, Communication / Media: 
- Hosted the 2nd Annual Colorado School Finance Project Conference: Investment in Action.
- Presented at virtual conferences, superintendent gatherings, SAC meetings, BOCES, weekly Rural Alliance meetings, school board meetings, and individual district and community meetings virtually as requested.
- Hosted 10 CSFP Advisory Meetings virtually on Zoom.
- Shared our research and information via email, website, and social media connections with school districts, elected officials, state and community leaders, the media, and the general public.
- Pride ourselves on being available and responding quickly to your questions.
- Have an easily accessible website with school finance information.

Research and Data Analysis: 
- Research and support analysis on tax policy changes with a focus on P-12 and state revenue
- School district elections 
        > Tracking of and Report of the November 2022 Mill and Bond Elections
        > Map of districts with MLO
- A look at Average Teacher Salaries
- Spending per pupil across the districts
- Actively monitor school finance legislation during the legislative session
- Monitor upcoming Universal Pre-School 
- Individual District and State Profile data (provided annually since 1997)
- Fourteen Years of Colorado’s K-12 School Funding CutsBudget Stabilization Report by district from 2009-10 to 2022-23 annual total and grand total
- Student Population Trends: Free and Reduced Lunch, Gifted Education, Emerging Bilinguals, and Homeless 
- Continued reporting on Tax Equity, Mill Levies, and Fiscal Capacity by District

CDE ESSER Grant to help school districts with transparency 
- Fact sheets for individual districts
- Surveys to monitor current and on-going needs
- Provide toolkits for communication 

At the National level: 
- Focus on COVID relief dollars allocated to school districts
- Focus on Colorado’s school funding compared to other states and the national average