Colorado Department of Education

Financial Transparency

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021

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districtFountain 8

Conrad Early Learning Center (1941)

10605 JIMMY CAMP RD
FOUNTAIN, CO 80817

Student Info
231
Total Students Served

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Joanne Vergunst
Asst. Superintendent of Business
Fountain - Fort Carson School District 8
June 1, 2022
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 was established in 1890 and includes the City of Fountain, Fort Carson Military (Army) Installation, Rock Creek, and surrounding rural areas. The District has the highest percentage of military students among Colorado school districts and is one of only thirty districts in the United States considered "heavily impacted" by the US Department of Education. As a result, the District receives additional federal funding to compensate ... Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 was established in 1890 and includes the City of Fountain, Fort Carson Military (Army) Installation, Rock Creek, and surrounding rural areas. The District has the highest percentage of military students among Colorado school districts and is one of only thirty districts in the United States considered "heavily impacted" by the US Department of Education. As a result, the District receives additional federal funding to compensate for lost tax revenues and assist with some of the challenges of serving a military community. For example, Fort Carson is considered a "compassionate assignment" for families’ students with special needs, thus support staff has been added throughout the District to address the needs of this special population. In addition, military families relocate often resulting in a very mobile student population and the need for additional interventions and behavior specialists. The City of Fountain is growing rapidly with many new residential developments in progress. The District recently completed major renovations of Fountain Middle School and Mesa Elementary School along with construction of the new AIM Education Center. Construction is currently in process for a new arena at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Key demographic information of the District is summarized below. Demographics · 150 square miles (96,000 acres) including the City of Fountain and Fort Carson Army Post · 32% of school district (30,799 acres) is within the boundaries of Fort Carson · 13 schools: 1 preschool, 8 elementary, 2 middle, 1 comprehensive high school and 1 alternative high school · 5 schools located on Fort Carson (4 elementary and 1 middle school) · 8302 students enrolled on October 1, 2021 · 7.79% student growth over the last 10 years · 58% of students are federally connected (active duty military or civilians working on federal property) · 41.62% if students are eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch · 1,448 students with Special Needs at December 1, 2021 The information contained on this financial transparency website can be very informative; however, comparisons of schools and districts should be done with caution as no two schools or districts are alike. Please contact the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Business Services department at 719.382.1300 if you have any questions regarding this data.

Spending

Current Spending Per Student
$11,109
Current Spending per Student

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$12,383
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $1,120
  • State/Local
    $5,997
  • Total
    $7,117
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $621
  • State/Local
    $3,371
  • Total
    $3,992
Current School Spending
  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    91%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    9%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$1,491,275

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Operations Expenditures
Operations
$152,739

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$1,644,013

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.

$319

Total

Total School-Allocated Spending

$1,644,332

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Current School Share of Central Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    41%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    59%
Learning Environment Spending
Learning
Environment

$375,411
Central Operations Expenditures
Operations
$546,634
$922,045

Total

$2,566,377

Grand Total of Spending at this school