A mammoth bill to overhaul Colorado’s complicated school-finance formula won initial approval in the state Senate Monday, despite worries the changes won’t mean a thing if voters don’t approve more than $1 billion in new taxes this fall.
A major rewrite of Colorado’s school-funding process has been delayed another day while state senators review changes to the bill.
A monster overhaul of Colorado’s school-funding process faces its first test in the Colorado Legislature.
Sweeping revisions to how Colorado funds public schools – accompanied by a likely income tax proposal – came under consideration Tuesday in the state Legislature after years of discussion.
Colorado school funding took center stage in the state’s highest court Thursday, a landmark case that seeks to settle a yearslong debate between lawmakers and educators: How should legislators ensure that every student has a quality education?
Voters in cities and counties throughout Colorado definitely had money on their minds on Tuesday night. But fortunately for the communities with funding measures on the ballot, what they had in mind was saying yes.
Schools and parents suing Colorado over how it funds education are urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that found the current system to be “irrational and inadequate.”
The Colorado Attorney General’s office is expected to file its arguments Wednesday against a lawsuit challenging how the Legislature funds schools in a case that’s being heard by the state Supreme Court later this year.
Colorado will appeal a judge’s ruling that the state’s school funding system violates the constitution.
A Denver judge has ruled in favor of school districts and parents who sued Colorado contending that the state’s education funding methods are unconstitutional.