Archive for Education Planning

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Education Planning on March 7th, 2014 No Comments

Prior to the School Finance Act of 1988, Colorado school districts could levy up to four mills of assessed valuation to pay for capital-related expenses, i.e., construction and maintenance of facilities. Since 1988, the capital reserve fund was incorporated into the general fund with specific per pupil dollar amounts allocated for that purpose.  However, once […]

Band-Aid Measures Won’t Fix a Broken Funding System

Education Planning on February 7th, 2014 No Comments

Currently several measures are in the works to increase education funding for a variety of special programs.  One such measure, the Johnston-Hamner Bill (coined the “Student Success Act”), is earmarked for funding and backed by certain legislators and special interest groups.  But do these bills reflect what our school districts really need?  Though many of […]