Colorado superintendents, including Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert, held a press conference Wednesday, February 7 at Dora Moore Elementary School in Denver to discuss a new school finance formula (House Bill 18-1232) that would serve Colorado’s 900,000 students. Joined by parent and community leaders, the superintendents provided the background and objectives for the new school finance formula.
The modernized formula would ensure that all districts receive additional funding in a more fair and equitable manner to support current academic standards and accountability systems. Based on student needs, the new formula would better serve all students, particularly those who are currently underserved and those who face the greatest challenges finishing high school prepared for college or a career.
Colorado superintendents have come together to support HB 18-1232 as a response to the challenges created by the current school finance model. Created in 1994, and subject to accountability measures that have been put in place in subsequent years, the current school finance act has been underfunded for years and no longer adequately supports the needs of Colorado students.
If passed, House Bill 18-1232 would not impact the General Fund. So far, 171 of Colorado’s 178 superintendents are backing this proposed legislation.
Bruce Stahlman, CFO of ARC Industries, Littleton resident and parent of two Littleton High School graduates, spoke at the event in support of the new school finance formula. Thanks for your support!
Featured Image: Littleton Resident Bruce Stahlman, CFO of ARC Industries, spoke in support of HB 18-1232 at Wednesday's press conference.