Mill Levy/Local Revenue Resources


November 2021

Mill Levy and Tax Credits by school district- UPDATED

May 2021

Mill Levy and Tax Credits by school district

February 2021



Uniform Statewide School Mill Levy Presentation – Colorado Association of School Boards, October 11, 2019 (good background information on mill levies in Colorado)

Update from Joint Budget Committee Members on Issues Related to School Finance– October 21. 2019

Property Tax and Educational Equity in Colorado’s School Finance System– Craig Harper, Joint Budget Committee Staff, February 15, 2019


Colorado Legislative History of Mill Levy Overrides 1998-2018


House Bill 17-1340 
Mesa County Board of County Commissioners v. State

The Colorado School Finance Project’s (CSFP) created several reports about Colorado’s School District Tax Effort and Fiscal Capacity for 2017-18. It is important to note that school districts have no control over what 1 mill can raise. February 2019


The Conundrum of School Finance CSFP Presentation- Great Futures Action Summit, May 2016

The Colorado School Finance Project recently (2016) completed a review of school district Tax Effort and Fiscal Capacity. It’s important to note that school districts have no control over what 1 mill can raise. The range for what 1 mill can raise is from a low of about $4,000 to a high of $13,000,000. The range for what 1 mill can raise per student is a low of about $20 to a high of $3,000.

Review of Equity and Adequacy of Colorado School Finance System- Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, November 2016
School Finance Act of 1994- Goals set forth by the legislature


School Finance is More than a Formula or a Number
Measuring the Impact of Tax and Expenditure Limits on Public School Property Taxes- Colorado Futures Center, Colorado State University


Taxpayer Equity and the Uniform Total Program Mill Levy Proposal- Craig Harper, Joint Budget Committee Staff
Understanding Senate Bill 13-213 Proposed Future School Finance Act- Colorado Department of Education, August 2013

Appendix B, Table 4B Comparison of SB13-213 Total Program Mill Levies with Current Law- Legislative Council Staff


Property Taxes- Do property taxes pay for schools?


The State Constitution and School Finance- Colorado Legislative Council Staff, July 7, 2009


Mill Levy Stabilization- CSFP, March 2008


Mill Levy Stabilization Common Questions
Mill Levy History: School Finance 1994-95 to 2005-06


School Finance Task Force Report- September 2005


TABOR, Gallagher, and Mill Levies- Colorado Department of Local Affairs