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Public School Finance Division

Colorado public schools receive funding from a variety of sources. However, most revenues to Colorado's 178 school districts are provided through the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended).

In budget year 2014-15, this legislation provides for over $5.9 billion of funding to Colorado school districts via state taxes ($3.95 billion), local specific ownership (vehicle registration) taxes ($135.4 million), and local property taxes ($1.85 billion). Moneys provided via the Public School Finance Act of 1994 are available to each school district to fund the costs of providing public education.


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