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The League of Women Voters has worked since 1920 to improve local, state and national government and strengthen our communities through citizen education and action. Rooted in the fight for women’s suffrage, the League has grown to include men as members and to protect the rights of all eligible voters.

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OPPOSE SB 61

Additional Funding Charter School Operating Costs

Sponsors: Sens. Hill and Williams A.; Rep. Sias

SB 61 would mandate that charter schools get an equal per-pupil share when voters approve a mill levy override in their school district. Supporters say that would be more equitable, but traditional schools are not currently on an equal footing with charters. Charter schools are automatically allowed 17 waivers from state rules that allow for cost cutting measures, with the option for more.

Some Colorado school districts already share their override funding with charters, typically larger districts that have more flexibility within their budgets. School boards in smaller districts may have made other decisions about use of their locally raised revenue.

District school boards are held accountable to the public that funds them. Charter school boards are not elected, and there is little transparency of funds they raise through gifts, grants and donations, which they are not required to share with other schools.

SB 61 has passed the Senate and will be heard in the House Education Committee on March 27 at 1:30.

 

Contact members of the House Education Committee and your own state Representative.
Ask them to VOTE NO on SB 61.

Find your state Representative’s name and contact info here.

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