Why are so many school funding issues on the ballots?

“2016 should set a record for the most money sought for school funding in Colorado’s history”, according to the Denver Post. Bond measures and mill levy overrides on ballots statewide total over $4.7 billion this November. Why are so many school districts asking for money?

There are many reasons including Colorado budget limitations, our unique Constitution, our growing population, and Colorado’s drop in education funding relative to other states.

Grassroots St. Vrain has produced a series of videos called “School Finance 101” to help explain how our unique school funding system works. We will be sharing these videos over the next few weeks.

This week: “Bottoms Up: Why Education Funding in Colorado is a Grassroots Effort.” Click on the link below to learn why these funding decisions are only decided by Colorado voters. Did you know we are the only state that functions this way?

About Grassroots St. Vrain

GSV is an independent, non profit organization whose vision is a St. Vrain Valley community that is informed about education funding in Colorado and empowered to take action for the benefit of our schools.
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