A state budget deal reached April 5 means Colorado’s K-12 funding will drop by $250 million in 2011-12, rather than the $332 million that was part of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget proposal. Average per-pupil funding would drop from $6,823 to $6,439 – a difference of $384 per student – with the new plan.
What does the new deal mean for your school district? Click in the search box below. To see how the new figures compare with Hickenlooper’s plan, go here.
- To compare districts, hit “Ctrl” and click on as many names as you’d like to see.
- To see statewide averages, scroll down to “Totals” in the School District search box.
- “Total program funding” refers to the combination of state and local funds used to pay for basic school operations; numbers in parenthesis are negative.
- Clicking the “Details” button available when your initial results are returned yields more data, including your district’s projected enrollment growth for 2011-12.
- Clicking on the column headings, such as “Change in per-pupil funding from 2010-11 to 2011-12,” allows you to sort your results by size.
- Think your district’s data is in error? Email us at EdNews@EdNewsColorado.org.
*Data source: Colorado Department of Education.