171 Colorado Superintendents Host a Press Conference on Their Proposed Legislation to Update the School Finance Formula

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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2018

WHAT: Colorado Superintendents’ Modernized School Finance Formula Bill
WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Dora Moore Elementary School, 846 Corona St, Denver CO 80218

171 Colorado Superintendents Representing 93% of Colorado’s Public School Students Host a Press Conference on Their Proposed Legislation to Update the School Finance Formula

Colorado Superintendents are hosting a press conference on Wednesday, February 7, at Dora Moore Elementary School (846 Corona St, Denver CO 80218) at 11:30am. Joined by parent and community leaders, the superintendents will explain the background and objectives behind their new school funding formula bill introduced last week in the Colorado House of Representatives.

The event is designed especially for education reporters, members of the press and community members to learn more about a new, more equitable school finance formula that would serve Colorado’s 900,000 students.

The proposed legislation has no impact to the General Fund. It does, however, provide a roadmap for providing a more fair and adequate level of funding with the goal of preparing every Colorado student for success in career, college and life. The new formula ensures that all districts receive additional funding to support current academic standards and accountability systems. In addition, it creates a more student-centric distribution formula.

"It's about equity and adequacy, not in the sense of dollar-for-dollar, but similar opportunities for every student," said Glenn McClain, superintendent of Platte Valley Re-7 School District in Kersey and one of the drivers behind the plan.
Presentations will take 20 minutes followed by an opportunity for questions. Press will have access to presenters and other superintendents who are present for this announcement for any specific questions or interviews.

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Interested media may contact Mapleton Public Schools Superintendent
Charlotte Ciancio at 303.853.1020 for more information