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Fiscal Year
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Estes Park R-3 (1570)

1605 BRODIE AVENUE
ESTES PARK, CO 80517

Students Info
1,021
Total Students Served
Serves Elementary School Grades Serves Middle School Grades Serves High School Grades Rural
SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Brian Lund
Business Director
Estes Park School District R3
June 1, 2022
Situated at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park School District R-3 is a district with a unique mountain culture and location. Our district provides a full range of high quality educational programs including comprehensive PK-12 education, innovative technology, career technical education, restorative practices, and offers several concurrent and post secondary options. Additionally, numerous educational and student support services and programs are provided with specifically trained staff and ... Situated at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park School District R-3 is a district with a unique mountain culture and location. Our district provides a full range of high quality educational programs including comprehensive PK-12 education, innovative technology, career technical education, restorative practices, and offers several concurrent and post secondary options. Additionally, numerous educational and student support services and programs are provided with specifically trained staff and resources. Estes Park School District is one of only a few schools in the state of Colorado that is able to offer the Seal of Biliteracy to graduates that have mastered a secondary language. EPSD uses all of these resources to engage both students and their families to create personalized learning opportunities. We are building a community of lifelong learners, while creating an educational experience that is both global and innovative. Estes Park School District believes that by engaging the entire community in the mission and vision of teaching the citizens of tomorrow, we can help to develop and enhance the key global outcomes that our graduates need to achieve "Innovation at Elevation, Learning at a Higher Level". The District covers 445 square miles and is primarily located in Larimer County. Estes Park School District employs approximately 170 full time equivalent units, and covers boundaries within the Estes Valley, including areas such as Glen Haven, Drake, Allenspark and Pinewood Springs. We are building a student-centered foundation with strong leadership, innovative staff and teachers, and a strong tie to our families and key stakeholders in the community. The district is highly impacted by the funding constraints at the State level. The Budget Stabilization Factor has decreased the state aid to the district, through state equalization, over the past several years to minimal levels or no funding at all. However, due to the generous support of our voters and community the district receives a large amount of funding through additional voter approved Mill Levy.

Spending

Current Spending Per Student
$14,322
Current Spending per Student
$12,542
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $1,462
  • State/Local
    $8,679
  • Total
    $10,142
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $301
  • State/Local
    $3,880
  • Total
    $4,181

Current District Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    76%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    24%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$11,109,358

View Learning Environment Breakdown

Operations Expenditures
Operations
$3,513,851

View Operations Breakdown

$14,623,209

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.

$2,354,054

Total

Total District-Allocated Spending

$16,977,263

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Funding and Revenues

Funding

  1. Local
    Local
    85%
  2. State
    State
    2%
  3. Federal
    Federal
    13%
Local Fundings and Revenues
Local
$15,346,081

View Local Fund Breakdown

State Fundings and Revenues
State
$396,913

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Federal Fundings and Revenues
Federal
$2,290,536

View Federal Fund Breakdown

$18,033,530

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.

$0

Total

Total Funding

$18,033,530

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