CPP Online Handbook: Funding and the October Count
|Important Dates to Remember:
CPP Funding and the October Count: Guidelines
- The state legislature authorizes the Colorado Preschool
Program as part of the School Finance Act.
- CPP funds are calculated and distributed according to the School Finance Formula.
- Funding is provided at 0.5 FTE for each child.
Projected PPR is located here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdefinance/SchoolFinanceFundingFY2012-13.htm
- School districts report children funded through CPP on the October 1 count date.
- Children not eligible to be counted during the count period are not funded.
Total funding to a district is calculated by multiplying the total CPP FTE included in the count by the school district’s per pupil revenue (PPR).
- Per pupil funding to school districts varies across the
state. The variances in funding are based on the school finance
formula which recognizes
- costs of living
- personnel costs
- size factors
- CPP funding is provided to school districts as part of the K-12 funding. The FTE for CPP students is calculated into the total FTE and funding for the district.
- Law prohibits children receiving state per pupil revenue
through both the Colorado Preschool Program and early childhood
- CPP children and early childhood special education children are coded with a different funding code in the October count data collection.