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Bill Detail: SB24-188

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Title Public School Finance
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Education (04/10/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
S. Bird (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 03/22/2024

The bill:
  • Increases the statewide base per pupil funding for the
2024-25 budget year by $419.97 to account for inflation;
  • Sets a new statewide base per funding amount of $8,496.38
for the 2024-25 budget year; and
  • Sets the total program funding for the 2024-25 budget year
for all school districts and institute charter schools to not
less than $9,735,767,429.
The bill repeals the total program reserve fund on July 1, 2025.
The bill adds rural funding to the district's total program formula
to provide additional funding to small rural districts or large rural
The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $15,715,539 from
the state education fund to the mill levy override match fund.
Current law requires a new at-risk measure in the public school
funding formula to be implemented in the 2024-25 budget year. The bill
extends the implementation of this requirement to the 2025-26 budget
For the 2024-25 budget year, a school district's at-risk funding is
the greater of the school district's at-risk funding amount for the 2023-24
budget year or the 2024-25 budget year.
Current law requires a qualified third-party evaluator (evaluator)
who facilitates a facility school work group (work group) to submit a
report to the work group and the office of facility schools by September
1, 2025. The department of education (department) is required to submit
the evaluator's report to the joint budget committee by October 1, 2025.
The bill extends the report deadlines to September 1, 2026, and October
1, 2026, respectively.
The bill requires school districts, a district charter school, an
institute charter school, or a board of cooperative services to offer the
writing portion of a college entrance exam to students digitally.
Current law requires a school district to receive the daily rate for
education services provided by approved facility schools for a juvenile
who is held in a jail or facility and receives at least 4 hours of educational
services per week from the school district. The bill changes the daily rate
to the rate for educational services provided by the Colorado school for
the deaf and the blind or the education program operated by the Colorado
mental health institute at Pueblo or Fort Logan.
The bill increases the cap on how much can be spent on
administration for the ninth-grade success grant program from 5% to 8%.
The bill clarifies that a student with disabilities (student) who
receives transition services and has postsecondary goals outlined in the
student's individualized education program is eligible for concurrent
enrollment courses.

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