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School Finance

Fact Sheets

  • Colorado Public School Finance Webpage
    This webpage provides an easy-to-understand roadmap of how money is distributed to the state's public schools. 
  • Total Program Funding - Understanding the School District Funding Formula (PDF)
    Most revenues to Colorado's 178 school districts are provided through the Public School Finance Act of 1994. The total amount of money each school district receives under the School Finance Act is referred to as “total program.” 
  • Marijuana Tax Revenue for Education (PDF)
    Portions of marijuana tax revenue from wholesale markets and sales of medical and retail marijuana go to support various education programs within the state of Colorado. This is updated to show revenues after July 2018.

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