School Finance in Colorado
The staff of the Legislative Council provides estimates of legislative proposals related to the financing of K-12 public schools in Colorado. The council publishes a variety of documents designed to help legislators and the public understand school finance.
State Education Fund Report
2011 School District Cost-of-Living Study Results (Legislative Council Staff memorandum, February 24, 2012)
2011 Colorado School District Cost-of-Living Study, Corona Research, Inc.
School Finance in Colorado (April 2012)
A comprehensive booklet-style explanation of the school finance law, including a description of the formula and a series of tables to calculate funding under the law.
How Colorado Compares in K-12 Funding (April 2003)
Section 22-54-104(5)(b)(I3)(B), C.R.S., required the Legislative Council Staff to conduct a study of the school district size factors to be used in FY 1999-2000 and thereafter and report its findings to the General Assembly no later than January 15, 1999.
Study of At-Risk Funding in School Finance Formula (January 2000)
The study is required pursuant to Section 22-54-103 (1) (d), C.R.S.
Who to contact for more information concerning Colorado school finance.