Douglas County School District Accountability Committee to Host Senator Mike Johnston

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This public event to discuss Colorado State School Finance Bill SB 13-213 will be held at Douglas County High School on Tuesday March 26th at 6:30 p.m.

Senator Johnston is a co-sponsor of the School Finance Bill SB 13-213, a bill to create a new school finance act for which implementation is conditional upon passage of a statewide ballot measure to increase state revenues for funding public education.

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) for the Douglas County School District announced today that it will host an evening with Senator Mike Johnston on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Douglas County High School. The public is invited to attend the event which will be held in the school auditorium located at 2842 Front Street in Castle Rock, Colorado from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Senator Johnston is a co-sponsor of the School Finance Bill SB 13-213, a bill to create a new school finance act for which implementation is conditional upon passage of a statewide ballot measure to increase state revenues for funding public education.

According to the State filing, School Finance Bill SB 13-213 addresses reforms for:

  •      Calculation of pupil enrollment;
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  • Funding for preschool and kindergarten pupils;
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  • Factors included in the formula for calculating total program;
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  • The definition of at-risk pupils and the percentage increase in funding for at-risk pupils;
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  • Minimum per pupil funding;
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  • Online pupil funding and ASCENT program funding;
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  • Calculation of total program for and payment of state moneys to institute charter schools;
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  • Calculation of state and local shares of total program;
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  • Authorized mill levy overrides;
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  • State moneys available to districts and institute charter schools in addition to total program;
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  • Mid-year recalculation of total program for certain districts and institute charter schools;
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  • Allocations of funding by districts to charter schools and other schools of the district;
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  • Review of the return on the investment of funding and cost studies every four years;
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  • Public financial reporting by districts and institute charter schools;
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  • State moneys for mid-year recalculation of funding for new and expanding district charter schools.

“We welcome the opportunity to hear directly from Senator Johnston about the details of his bill,” stated Mr. David DiCarlo, DAC Chairman. “As a former educator and principal, and now the Chairman of the Colorado Senate Education Committee, Senator Johnston brings a unique perspective to the needs of our state educational system.”

About the Douglas County District Accountability Committee
The DAC reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Education concerning the School Accountability Committee (SAC) plans to adopt the School Improvement Plan (SIP) with goals and objectives for the improvement of education in the school. The DAC, following consultation with the SAC, makes recommendations to the Board of Education relative to the prioritization of expenditures of School District funds. Evening monthly meetings of the DAC are held the second Tuesday, commencing in July.

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Cinamon Watson
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