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Funding and the October Count - Dates and Guidelines

Important Dates to Remember:
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014:  Official Count Date
  • Monday, November 3, 2014: Alternate Early Childhood Count Date for 2014
  • Monday, November 10, 2014: Final date for all school districts to submit and approve their P-12 student files

CPP Funding and the October Count: Guidelines

  • The state legislature authorizes the Colorado Preschool Program as part of the School Finance Act.
  • School districts should use the November Early Childhood Alternate 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 special education.

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