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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.

More Information

If you have any questions about the October or November count please contact Laura Greenfield at 303-866-6783 or

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