Colorado Department of Education

Financial Transparency

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021

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Adams-Arapahoe 28J (0180)

15701 E. 1ST AVE. SUITE 206
AURORA, CO 80011

Students Info
37,907
Total Students Served
31,841
Non-Charter School Students
Serves Elementary School Grades Serves Middle School Grades Serves High School Grades Charter
SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Brett Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
Aurora Public Schools
June 1, 2022
Aurora Public Schools (APS) is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in Colorado. APS students come from more than 130 countries and speak over 160 different languages. Our community is rich in culture, assets and opportunity. APS is located in Aurora, a city on the eastern border of Denver, Colorado, and covers nearly 160 square miles. In the 2020-2021 school year, APS provided a wide range ... Aurora Public Schools (APS) is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in Colorado. APS students come from more than 130 countries and speak over 160 different languages. Our community is rich in culture, assets and opportunity. APS is located in Aurora, a city on the eastern border of Denver, Colorado, and covers nearly 160 square miles. In the 2020-2021 school year, APS provided a wide range of educational programs to a funded enrollment of 38,551 students. This financial transparency website is the result of state legislation passed in 2014. It requires the Colorado Department of Education to create a website that translates the expenditures and revenues for school districts into a format that is easily understandable. To be consistent with federal reporting requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education, the method used on this website excludes certain records from revenue and expenditure totals. These records are excluded to avoid duplication or inflation of revenues and expenditures. For example, indirect costs, overhead costs, interfund transfers and flow through of funds are not included. This method is in contrast to the presentation in the APS Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and the district’s budgetary reporting. APS reports include all expenditures and revenues as required by the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) defined through the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Below are links to documents on the APS website that provide a comprehensive financial profile. These documents should be reviewed along with this financial transparency website for greatest clarity. The APS Annual Comprehensive Financial Report includes financials presented under the GAAP along with management’s discussion and analysis: https://accounting.aurorak12.org/ The budget is a comprehensive document for all APS funds: https://budget.aurorak12.org/documentation/

Spending

Current Spending Per Student
$15,266
Current Spending per Student
$12,542
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $1,972
  • State/Local
    $8,123
  • Total
    $10,095
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $597
  • State/Local
    $4,573
  • Total
    $5,171

Current District Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    78%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    22%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$451,805,624

View Learning Environment Breakdown

Operations Expenditures
Operations
$126,873,095

View Operations Breakdown

$578,678,718

Total

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

View Contruction Funds Breakdown

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.

$124,067,682

Total

Total District-Allocated Spending

$702,746,401

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Funding and Revenues

Funding

  1. Local
    Local
    43%
  2. State
    State
    38%
  3. Federal
    Federal
    19%
Local Fundings and Revenues
Local
$313,576,243

View Local Fund Breakdown

State Fundings and Revenues
State
$276,935,962

View State Fund Breakdown

Federal Fundings and Revenues
Federal
$136,863,554

View Federal Fund Breakdown

$727,375,760

Total

Other Fundings and Revenues

Other revenues not received through local, state, or federal sources. They include proceeds from the sale of bonds, accrued interest, and other extraordinary items.

$18,411,609

Total

Total Funding

$745,787,369

View Property Tax Breakdown