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Bill To Overhaul School Funding In Colo.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A mammoth bill to overhaul Colorado's complicated school-finance formula has won initial approval in the state Senate Monday. The bill passed despite worries the changes won't mean a thing if voters don't approve more than $1 billion in new taxes this fall.

The proposal is the biggest revision in decades to how Colorado funds K-12 public schools. It aims to make school funding more equitable after years of deep budget cuts.

The bill would lead to full-day kindergarten across the state. It would also give schools with needy students and English language learners a boost.

Sponsors insist the measure would do more than rectify funding shortfalls in Colorado schools. It's the biggest revision in decades to how Colorado funds K-12 public schools.


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