school finance

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More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on the fifth day?

As more Colorado school districts cut back to just four days a week in the face of financial pressures, many parents are looking for ways to fill that fifth day — they hope with meaningful learning outside the classroom.

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Garage sales and GoFundMe campaigns are nice, but Colorado districts want a better fix for school lunch debt

Boulder Valley School District, for instance, has around $200,000 in lunch debt accrued over several years.

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Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.

By 2022, Denver Public Schools predicts there could be as many as 19 schools with fewer than 215 students, which would cost the district $3.4 million in subsidies

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Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.

Last year, lead Colorado preschool teachers in district-run schools made $30,500 on average -- nearly $22,000 less than public elementary school teachers

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Colorado schools will get more money thanks to new estimates. And homeowners can expect to pay more.

Democratic lawmakers don't plan to go along with Gov. Jared Polis' plan to freeze the property tax rate, saying it's not worth the political effort

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Denver teachers are heading back to class, but their strike revealed a national divide over bonus pay

Teachers say the bonus system is complicated and can leave them guessing at what their earnings will be