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Understanding School Finance

Colorado public schools receive funding from a variety of sources. However, most revenues to Colorado's 178 school districts are provided through the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended). In budget year 2014-15, this legislation provides for over $5.9 billion of funding to Colorado school districts via state taxes ($3.95 billion), local specific ownership (vehicle registration) taxes ($135.4 million), and local property taxes ($1.85 billion). Moneys provided via the Public School Finance Act of 1994 are available to each school district to fund the costs of providing public education. The Public

School Finance Act of Colorado is a formula used to determine state and local funding amounts for the state’s 178 school districts and the Charter School Institute. Total Program is a term used to describe the total amount of money each school district receives under the School 
Finance Act. 

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September 4, 2014 | By jcurnow | Category: Financial Services

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.