Rep. Levy visits Granby to speak on School Finance Act
Join Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) for a town hall meeting focusing on the School Finance Act, past, present and future. The School Finance Act, SB13-213, is the first update since 1994 to the formula used each year to allocate state funds to each of Colorado’s 178 school districts. The bill mandates a base level of per-pupil funding for all school districts and ensures that dollars follow students to their schools. Subject to a statewide citizen initiative, the bill adds additional funding to disadvantaged districts to bring them up to par. It would also fund full-day kindergarten and increased support for at-risk students. The bill will correct severe overall under-funding of public schools, reduce wide disparities in per-pupil funding, provide support for a series of unfunded reform mandates and address our inability to meet increasing demand from English language learners and other at-risk students. Joining this discussion will be guest expert Damion LeeNatali, Chief of Staff from Sen. Mike Johnston’s office. This is an opportunity for constituents to openly share their ideas, questions and comments with their local legislator about the school finance act. The meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 4, at the Granby Town Hall, Zero Jasper Avenue.
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