Colorado Association of School Boards
Colorado Republicans are using their new power in the state Legislature to float a raft of conservative proposals to change public education – but many of the proposals stand little chance of becoming law.
Two education bills that are among the biggest-ticket items Colorado lawmakers will consider all year cleared their first hurdle Wednesday.
Colorado lawmakers started work Monday on what may be the Legislature’s trickiest job of the year: Crafting an education overhaul without $1 billion a year in new taxes.
Despite crushing budget cuts to K-12 public education, Colorado school board members are still attending annual meetings at some of the state’s ritziest luxury hotels, the Broadmoor and the Brown Palace Hotel.
A proposal to ban trans fats in Colorado school cafeterias and vending machines is closer the enactment.
The Colorado Association of School Boards is reviewing its use of the 5 Star Broadmoor Hotel for its annual conferences.
Two influential education groups are backing an initiative to raise Colorado’s income and sales taxes for public school funding.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing state lawmakers slash public school funding by $375 million to help come to grips with an estimated $1 billion budget gap that’s looming as federal stimulus money dries up and the economy continues to lag.