State K-12 funding cuts may be less than expected in 2012-13 but the numbers for most districts still run in the negatives.
Current estimates show Jefferson County, the state’s largest district, receiving $128.98 per student less next year while Denver’s per-pupil figure is a negative $139.70. Douglas County is projected to get $127.16 less per student, Cherry Creek a minus $130.98 per-pupil and Adams 12 Five Star a negative $128.20.
Those numbers are based on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s latest funding proposal, which includes not making the $89 million K-12 cut he originally proposed because December state revenue figures were better than expected. Of course, state lawmakers must approve the final budget, likely in May.
- Numbers in parenthesis are negative.
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- “Total program funding” refers to the combination of state and local funds used to pay for basic school operations.
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*Data source: Colorado Department of Education.