Historical Info

CSFP maintains several different types of historical information:

Below are the archival reports and documents posted on our Home page beginning in 2005

2021

July

JOIN US- Colorado School Finance Project's Inaugural School Finance Conference, September 15, 2021 at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO -REGISTER NOW
Education Week Quality Counts Per Pupil Spending Charts FY18
Trends in Per Pupil Spending Chart- Data from NCES, US Census Bureau, and Education Week
Budget Stabilization 2009-to present chart

July What We're Reading:

- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021

June

SAVE THE DATE- Colorado School Finance Project's Inaugural School Finance Conference, September 15, 2021 at Beaver Run in Breckenridge
Education Week Quality Counts Per Pupil Spending Charts FY18
Trends in Per Pupil Spending Chart- Data from NCES, US Census Bureau, and Education Week
Budget Stabilization 2009-to present chart
Colorado PERA's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for year ending on December 31, 2020 - released June 18, 2021

June Forecast  Legislative Council Staff Economic & Revenue Forecast  Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation  Consumer Price Index Forecast  Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials
CSFP's Legislative Wrap-up 2021 information and resources- Click 2021 ribbon
Public School Finance Act (SB21-268) runs from CDE- posted on 6/10/2021
Mill Levy and Tax Credits FY2020-21- UPDATED
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates
CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

May

Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act Reengrossed 5.17.21
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
May What We're Reading:   - Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?- The Colorado Sun, April 27, 2021 - Building for the future: Weld County school districts using bonds to renovate and add facilities- Chalkbeat Colorado, March 1, 2021

April

Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021

CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials: - Meeting recording - School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council - Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities - Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share - School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor - Analysis of Factors Workbook Explanatory narrative - Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13, 2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
April What We’re Reading:   - How States Can Manage Uncertainty, Balance Budgets, and Help Communities in the Pandemic's Wake- Pew Charitable Trusts, March 22, 2021 – Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?– The Colorado Sun, April 27, 2021 – Colorado Senate adds special ed funding, chief equity officer position to 2022 budget– Chalkbeat Colorado, April 8, 2021 – Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, restores higher ed cuts– Chalkbeat Colorado, April 5, 2021

March

Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
- A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
- Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
- Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools
2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials
CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021 
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center 
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates
CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22
March What We're Reading/Watching:   - Building for the future: Weld County school districts using bonds to renovate and add facilities- Chalkbeat Colorado, March 1, 2021

February

Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021 March
Public Education Study Group materials 3.26.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - A Look at Colorado Schools: Then and Now
  - Timeline of Colorado’s School Finance & Education Reform 2019-20 thru 1982
  - Timeline of Facts and Figures for Colorado Schools

2020-21 Budget Stabilization Factor by School District
March Forecast 

Legislative Council Staff
Economic & Revenue Forecast
Economic & Revenue Forecast Presentation
Consumer Price Index Forecast

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting 
Colorado Economic and Fiscal Outlook 
Presentation to the Joint Budget Committee 
The Colorado Outlook: Supplemental Materials

CSFP March Advisory Meeting
Video Recording of Meeting
Potential Ballot Issues presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
Nutrition Panel presentation
School Finance: National Perspective, At-Risk Count, & Power Equalization presentation- Justin Silverstein, APA, and Tracie Rainey, CSFP
  - Overview of Power Equalization
 
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute
  - Tax Year 2020 Income Tax Limits and Range of EITC
CSFP Supplemental workbooks:
  - Potential Supplemental Model 2.11.21 District level
  - Estimated Budget Stabilization Factor Calculation
  - 2021 Midyear bill funds outside the formula- COVID Mitigation- Legislative Council
  - 2021 Midyear bill School Finance Formula Portion- Legislative Council
At-a-Glance: 2020-21 Colorado Public School Student Enrollment
February What We're Reading/Watching:   

- As Colorado House and Senate reconvene, leaders pledge funds for K-12, higher education- Chalkbeat Colorado, February 16, 2021
January
A look at Colorado's average teacher salary - A national comparison and a district-by-district comparison
Supplemental Budget Requests FY2020-21, Department of Education- January 2021
Comparison of HB20-1418, December CDE Funding Worksheet, and Governor's Supplemental Request Workbook
Supplemental Request Analysis- Amount of reduction by school district
University of Colorado at Denver's Education Policy Cohort Presentation booklet- CSFP's K-12 School Finance Packet- School finance discussion on January 19, 2021
CSFP’s December 2021 VIRTUAL Advisory Meeting: 
Video recording of meeting 
Growing Forward: Population & Economic Trends in Colorado - Elizabeth Garner, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, January 2021
December 2020 Forecast- Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff
COVID Assistance Information from CDE and the Governor's Office
  - ESSER II
  - GEER II
CDE Allocation of Proposition EE dollars to Rural Schools - January 2021
CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars
   - Slides
   - Recording
A Look at School District Enrollment 2020-21
Mesa County Valley School District 51 Presentation to the School Board- January 5, 2021
January What We’re Reading/Watching:   - A guide to how Amendment 23, "the budget stabilization factor" and "the negative factor shape education spending in Colorado- The Colorado Sun, January 27, 2021 - Colorado teacher salaries rank below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there. - The Colorado Sun, January 26, 2021
June CSFP Advisory Meeting
  - Meeting Recording
  - Education Funding in 2021-22 (circle chart)
  - School Finance so far in 2021 Presentation- CSFP
  - ESSER $s: How they Makes a Difference Presentation- CSFP
      - Salida School District 2021 Education Reimagined
      - Boulder Valley School District Financial Transparency FY2020-21
      - Boulder Valley School District Community Engagement FY2020-21
  - School Finance Act with Factors FY21-22 spreadsheet
  - Potential Ballot Measures Presentation- Carol Hedges, CFI
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 27 Fiscal Summary
      - SB21-293 (Property Tax Reduction bill) Fiscal Note
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Impact Statement
      - Initiative 25 Fiscal Summary
- 4-day school weeks: Education innovation or detriment? Evidence suggests instructional time makes the difference- Brookings Institute, July 12, 2021 - Colorado schools are getting more money. Bigger changes could be on the way. - Chalkbeat, June 29, 2021 - PERA's investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension's financial condition worsened. - The Colorado Sun, June 21, 2021 - How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster- The Colorado Sun, June 15, 2021 - It's Been 30 Years Since Colorado Redid Its School Funding Formula. Some Lawmakers Hope Now's The Time- Colorado Public Radio, June 5, 2021  May
Colorado Supreme Court ruling on interrogatory for House Bill 21-1164 (Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit)
Memo from Legislative Council Staff- Legislative Changes and Flexibility in Use of American Rescue Plan Funds- May 20, 2021
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act
SB21-268- Public School Finance Act FISCAL NOTE
Colorado Department of Education DRAFT runs on SB21-268
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula presentation slides
Looking at the Factors in the School Finance Formula video explanation
Lake County School District Board of Education Presentation April 27, 2021
April
CSFP April Advisory Meeting Materials:
- Meeting recording
- School Finance Update Presentation- Marc Carey and Kate Watkins, Legislative Council
- Moody's Methodology Change Presentation- Mattie Prodanovic and Jason Simmons, Hilltop Securities
- Budget Stabilization Factor as Percent of State Share
- School Finance Factors with and without Budget Stabilization Factor
- Excel Workbook looking at Factors, Base Funding, and the Budget Stabilization Factor
USDA Announcement on Free Lunch Extension through June 2022 April 20, 2021
Public Education & Business Coalition Board Presentation April 20, 2021
ESSER III Colorado Allocation by School District
Western Slope April Advisory Meeting Presentation April 15, 2021
Salida School DIstrict Presentation April 13 ,2021
Public Education Study Group materials 4.9.2021
  - Meeting recording
  - School Finance 101
UPDATED Colorado COVID-19 Public School Assistance 2021
Budget Stabilization Factor Chart 2008-2021: Reflects passage of SB21-053, supplemental
Build a Better Colorado Presentation March 10, 2021
David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Justin Silverstein, CEO, Augenblick, Palaich & Associates

CDE's Enrollment change 2020-21 to 2021-22

February


Building a Better Colorado Presentation February 19, 2021
  - School Finance Principles PowerPoint
  - Graphs on Colorado Education Spending and Revenues 2008 to 2019
  - Education Week Per Pupil Spending Comparison chart 2020
  - Percent of General Fund appropriated for K-12 Education
SB21-053- Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Bill Text
SB21-053 Supplemental Adjustment for 2020-21 School Year Fiscal Note
How School Finance Works 
CSFP's February Advisory Meeting:
Video recording of meeting
PERA Presentation by Ron Baker, Executive Director
Overview of Potential Tax Reforms- Carol Hedges, Execut