Required Financial Transparency
Public School Financial Transparency Act
Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-44-304
(Commencing July 1, 2021)
- District Adopted Budget - Including Uniform Budget Summary (current and prior two years)
- District Financial Audit (current and prior two years)
- Salary Schedules or Policies (current and prior two years)
- Financial Data File for FY20-21 (current and prior two years: FY19-20 and FY18-19)
- List of Waivers Received by the School District
- Standardized Description and Rationale for Each Automatic Waiver
- Federal Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF and any associated schedules
- APS does not file these forms.
- Plan for Distributing Additional Mill Levy Revenue or Statement of Intent to Distribute
- Other District-Specific Financial Information
- Link to Financial Transparency for Colorado Schools website: https://coloradok12financialtransparency.com
Disclaimer: Please consider the context when evaluating financial transactions. Some transactions may appear improper on the surface but are perfectly normal and justifiable when placed in the proper context. We welcome your questions regarding our financial transactions or records.
District Informational Summary
Aurora Public Schools (Adams Arapahoe 28J) is the fifth largest school district in the state of Colorado with a current P-20 enrollment of nearly 40,000 students in 65 schools and over 5,000 staff members. Our students come from more than 130 countries and speak more than 160 languages.
The demographic breakdown of our students is:
- Asian: 4.9%
- Black: 17.9%
- Hispanic: 56.7%
- Native American: 0.7%
- Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander: 1.0%
- White: 13.4%
- Two or More Races: 5.5%
Our students also receive:
- Free/Reduced Lunch: 74.2%
- Special Education Services: 13.4%
- English Language Learner Services: 42.0%
APS owns 882.6 acres of land, 54 school buildings and 14 support sites totaling nearly 5 million square feet of building space with a current replacement value of over $750 million.
The annual Aurora Public Schools budget for 2021-22 is $631 million. Seventy-eight (78) cents of every dollar from the operating budget goes directly to support the instructional programs in Aurora Public Schools.
Brett Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 303-365-5813, extension 28913
Gina Lanier, Controller
Phone: 303-365-5810, extension 28921
Aurora Public Schools
15701 E. 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
Colorado Department of Education Office of School Finance
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