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School Finance Division

Colorado public schools receive funding from a variety of sources. However, most revenues to Colorado's 178 school districts are provided through the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended).

In budget year 2015-16, this legislation provides for over $6.2 billion of funding to Colorado school districts via state taxes ($4.1 billion), local specific ownership (vehicle registration) taxes ($149.7 million), and local property taxes ($1.97 billion). Moneys provided via the Public School Finance Act of 1994 are available to each school district to fund the costs of providing public education.

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School Finance Meetings
The Joint Budget Committee and the House and Senate Education Committees are engaging in conversations around school finance through a series of six meetings


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Colorado Dept. of Education
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Denver, CO 80203
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