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November 6, 2015
Voters had mixed feelings about district tax-increase proposals
Hinsdale County didn’t get its gym, but the Byers district will get its buses. Those were among the outcomes of school district tax elections this week.
Updated November 4, 2015
Voters approve bond issue for overcrowded District 27J
A proposed bond issue for Brighton-based District 27J passed Tuesday, just a year after voters narrowly rejected a similar plan.
Now up to voters
September 11, 2015
Brighton bond issue tops a short list of district tax-hike requests
Only about a dozen of Colorado’s 178 school districts are seeking voter approval this year of property tax increases for building projects or for operating revenue.
Going easy on the voters
August 4, 2015
Most districts may take a pass on asking for tax hikes
It looks like that a relative handful of Colorado school districts will ask their voters for tax increases this year, a sharp contrast with the crowded ballots of 2014.
June 2, 2015
Fiscal warning signs highlight pressures on districts
The number of Colorado school districts tagged with one or more indicators of financial “stress” has dropped slightly in the past year, the state auditor reported Tuesday.
Church and state
May 26, 2015
Teacher sues Florence district for alleged promotion of religion
A teacher Tuesday filed suit against the Florence school district, claiming unconstitutional promotion of religion at the district’s high school.
February 17, 2015
Immigrant groups see chance to improve language services in chancellor’s reorganization
With changes coming to the city's school-support structure, immigrant groups are asking the Department of Education to improve translation services for parents with limited English proficiency.
November 2, 2014
Contributions ramp up in Adams school tax campaigns
Campaign committees supporting tax increases in four Adams County school districts have raised just over $222,000, according to final pre-election spending reports filed with the Department of State.
October 31, 2014
School board testing discontent rumbles louder as more districts ask for waivers
Two more Colorado school boards have passed resolutions requesting waivers from state testing requirements, even though federal law bars such exemptions.
October 23, 2014
Poll has good news for casino opponents, open meetings backers
Most voters surveyed in a new poll oppose Amendment 68, the slots-for-schools ballot measure, but strongly support Proposition 104, which would require school district/union contract…
October 15, 2014
Developers, contractors, teachers union big donors in district tax campaigns
Campaign committees supporting proposed school district tax increases around the state have raised nearly $340,000, according to reports filed with the secretary of state this week.
October 14, 2014
An education voter’s guide to the 2014 election
The future direction of state education policy, a proposed "six tax" for school funding, district construction and operating budgets and seats on two education boards are all at stake in Colorado's 2014 election.
February 3, 2014
School board transparency bill jumps first hurdle
The full House will get a chance to debate a bill that seeks to put guardrails around school boards’ use of executive sessions, an issue…
September 6, 2013
Colorado districts struggle to get a handle on fed cuts
Districts around the state fear they’ll lose more federal funds because of continuing budget squabbles in Washington, but it’s tricky to add up how much money is in jeopardy.
July 15, 2013
Report points to districts’ “potential fiscal strain”
A new state report spotlights the financial pressures that have prompted some school districts, including the state’s largest, to tap reserves in order to offset state budget cuts.
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