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Fiscal Year
2021 - 2022

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districtStrasburg 31J

Hemphill Middle School (8332)

2100 WAGNER
STRASBURG, CO 80136

Student Info
281
Total Students Served
Serves Middle School Grades rural-school-colored

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Nancy Taylor
Chief Financial Officer
Strasburg
July 01, 2023
The Strasburg 31J School District (SSD) serves the town of Strasburg in Adams and Arapahoe Counties. The first school was erected in 1886 in the form of a one room cabin. Currently the District serves roughly 1,200 students. Enrollment has steadily increased and is projected to continue to experience above average growth over the next five years. The District strives to provide our students with the same experiences that are ... The Strasburg 31J School District (SSD) serves the town of Strasburg in Adams and Arapahoe Counties. The first school was erected in 1886 in the form of a one room cabin. Currently the District serves roughly 1,200 students. Enrollment has steadily increased and is projected to continue to experience above average growth over the next five years. The District strives to provide our students with the same experiences that are afforded in much larger Districts. Our students participate in a variety of sports, clubs, and civic activities. Our curriculum includes opportunities for advanced placement, experiential learning, and a growing focus on STEAM. As a result of growth, the District passed a $29 million bond in 2021 to add classrooms to the elementary school and upgrade safety and security across the District. A new building that will house central services was constructed, which will remove those services from the buildings and add additional classroom space. The District has a low, but growing number of at-risk students. The ELL population along with students requiring special education services is growing exponentially. The growth in these areas is creating a demand for additional staff and the financial resources needed to support those programs. SSD grew the fund balance to roughly 45% of expenses. This fund balance will be used to remediate deferred maintenance in the district. The SSD Annual Comprehensive Financial Report includes financials presented under the GAAP along with management’s discussion and analysis and the SSD Budget are located at: https://www.strasburg31j.com/departments-services/business-office

Spending

Current Spending Per Student
$9,836
Current Spending per Student

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$13,509
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $0
  • State/Local
    $6,065
  • Total
    $6,065
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $153
  • State/Local
    $3,618
  • Total
    $3,771
Current School Spending
  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    100%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    0%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$1,704,301

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$1,704,301

Total

Long-Term Spending
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other

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These expenditures are those not associated with day-to-day operation of school activities and, therefore, are not included in the per-student spending calculation. They are comprised of major construction projects, debt payments, acquisition of land, and other programs.

$239,893

Total

Total School-Allocated Spending

$1,944,194

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Current School Share of Central Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    28%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    72%
Learning Environment Spending
Learning
Environment

$291,844
Central Operations Expenditures
Operations
$767,702
$1,059,547

Total

$3,003,741

Grand Total of Spending at this school