174 Colorado superintendents representing MORE THAN 92% of the public school students endorsed the following in order to offset this year's nearly $900 million shortfall in public education.*
Position Statement on
Increase school funding by constitutionally mandated inflation and growth, in addition to the following:
Small, Rural Districts
Governor's proposed budget
Resolve "financial thicket" of conflicting constitutional mandates
INFLUENCES RESIDENTIAL TAX POLICY
*In 2014-15, K-12 funding is $894 million below amount approved by voters through Amendment 23. Since 2009-10, more than $4 billion has been removed from K-12 funding relative to what was promised by voters.
Over $4 Billion Removed from K-12 Education
In 1980, Colorado invests $473 MORE per student than the national average.
In 2013, Colorado invests $2,060 LESS per student than the national average.
Colorado Invests Much Less than the National Average
Why CASE Supports the Position Statement
Source Documents include: The Colorado Superintendents' Position Statement on School Funding and The Purple Book: A Colorado Compendium of Useful Fiscal Facts (2015), Colorado Fiscal Institute
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