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.