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School Code Change Requests

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) submitted to the State Board of Education (SBE) notice of a rulemaking to adopt the new proposed rules in order to provide greater clarity and guidance on decisions related to school codes.
The board will hold a hearing on the rules during its December 2023 board meeting to vote on the rule amendments. The public may submit comments via email. Please email any feedback to until 5:00 p.m. (MST) on November 17, 2023 to ensure the feedback is addressed for the December meeting.


Requests for the 23-24 school year are closed. 


A school code (unique 4-digit code) is assigned by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to enable the department and school districts to connect important information with the school. A similar process is used for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) through district codes. The definition of LEAs includes, but is not limited to, school districts, some BOCES, and the Charter School Institute.

The School Code Review Committee (SCRC)

The School Code Review Committee (SCRC) reviews all school code change requests in order to maintain accurate information regarding public schools in Colorado and for the purposes of the reasons detailed below. The SCRC is comprised of units from across CDE that understand the impact of school code changes across multiple disciplines.

Departments represented include:

Legal Basis

School-code determinations are necessary to implement the Data Reporting and Technology Act, §§ 22-2-301, et seq., C.R.S.; Part 5 of the Education Accountability Act, §§ 22-11-501, et seq., C.R.S.; and the conditions of federal financial assistance, see § 22-2-108.

The Importance of School Code Information

  1. Ensure data accuracy and data quality (e.g., connecting different datasets, longitudinal analysis),
  2. Track grant and formula funding,
  3. Operationalize state and federal processes and requirements (e.g., state performance frameworks and accreditation, EdFacts),
  4. Identify sites for awards and supports and,
  5. Assist with all other data reporting requirements.

Contact: Jessica Tribbett (