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Financial Transparency

About the Public School Financial Transparency Act 

Section 22-44-300, et. seq., C.R.S.

With the passage of HB 10-1036 (PDF), The General Assembly enacted the "Public School Financial Transparency Act", which directs local education providers to post financial information on-line, in a downloadable format, for free public access.

Timeline for Compliance

  • All documents must be posted or updated within 60 days after completion or receipt of the applicable report, statement or document.
  • Prior two budget years' financial information shall be maintained on-line, in a downloadable format, for free public access, until the end of the current budget year.

Required Format

Pursuant to HB 14-1292 (PDF), the Financial Policies and Procedures Advisory Committee of the Department created templates included below for voluntary use by local education providers needing assistance with the on-line posting of the information specified.




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Required Financial Information

  • Annual Budgets:
    • District Budget Document
    • Uniform Budget Summary Sheet (XLSX)
      Although the Uniform Budget Summary Sheet does not meet mandatory budget content as required in 22-44-105 C.R.S., it is required to be included in the budget.
  • Financial Audit
  • Quarterly Financial Statements
  • Salary Schedules or Policies
  • Accounts Payable Check Registers
  • Credit, Debit and Purchase Card Statements
  • Investment Performance Reports or Statements

Data Redaction

Please ensure all bank account numbers, credit card account numbers and any other sensitive account information is redacted off the financial transparency information posted.

Additional Resources


For additional information, email Yolanda Lucero, Adam Williams or Kirk Weber.

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