: What policy elements are most likely to sustain a broad coalition?
era budget cuts (often referred to as “the
hinder districts’ success. We have established clear academic benchmarks for
educators to meet, but they need the resources to meet these expectations.
Support districts across the state with a $100 million restoration of the recession-era budget cuts.
Teachers and principals need help implementing recent education reforms, including educator evaluation, early literacy interventions, the transition to online statewide tests, and school safety.
: Allocate an additional $40 million in one-time support that will be distributed on a per-pupil basis so that every district will see additional funds.
English Language Learners are one of the most underfunded student populations in the state, and ELL student enrollment is increasing rapidly.
Improve our programming and invest an additional $35 million in one of our fastest-growing and underfunded student populations.
Our student count system penalizes districts that take students after the October 1 student count date.
Move to an Average Daily Membership (ADM) student count that rewards districts that take students throughout the year. ($10 million)
Citizens deserve to know where their tax dollars go in our schools, and increased transparency can help build support from taxpayers during times of need.
Use existing transparency efforts in our districts and schools to build more support for our students within our communities. ($5 million)
Many districts and charter schools continue to struggle to pay for safe facilities and the technology needed for a 21
Using the marijuana excise revenues, we should create a fiscally responsible plan for supporting school facilities: provide funding for kindergarten facilities, ensure schools have necessary technology, and provide some additional funding for charter school facilities. ($40 million)
While these solutions might not satisfy every interest, the sum of the parts achieves the same, commonly shared goal
more resources for our K-12 system so that every single Colorado child (rural, urban, and suburban) can get a world class education.