The School Finance Partnership (SFP) is about Colorado’s kids. We are a broad coalition of community leaders, elected officials, education experts and advocates, and business leaders from diverse backgrounds and regions of the state. We all agree that the way Colorado schools are funded is broken.
We still fund our schools according to forumlas that were developed before major updates to the school system like No Child Left Behind, CSAP testing and Senate Bill 191 went into effect. Even though Colorado and other states typically revisit the School Finance Act at least every 10 years, Colorado hasn’t made significant changes since 1994. Now is the time for Colorado to find an equitable, innovative, bi-partisan solution to funding its schools that is aligned with goals for student achievement and has statewide support.
Through SFP we are working together to dramatically improve student outcomes – and Colorado as a whole – by addressing structural problems with Colorado school funding.
In the News
Below is an archive of articles and media related to the work of the School Finance Partnership
School funding proposal fleshed out — Education News Colorado, 8.7.12
A bill to overhaul school finance — Education News Colorado, 3.20.12
Group studying Colorado’s school — funding system to share findings Monday – Denver Post, 3.19.12
Group calls for school finance reform — Education News Colorado, 3.19.12
Lobato case dominates discussion — Education News Colorado, 12.13.11
8.7.12 The School Finance Partnership releases final report
3.18.2012 The School Finance Partnership releases draft recommendations
SFP has built a library of resources related to school finance. Click on a link below to view.
Lobato Lawsuit Ruling — Full report of District Court Judge Sheila Rappaport’s ruling on the school funding lawsuit, Lobato v. State of Colorado
Understanding Colorado School Finance – CDE – Brochure about published by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) in July 2011
State publications and reports about school finance funding – State webpage containing all reports and publications by the state regarding school finance