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  • Today, you can pledge to a great future for our students. The pledge states: that we believe that education is the cornerstone of our society; Colorado is not supporting our education system in a wise or his is a statewide problem; That we have no time to lose; sign the pledge.
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    • 1. Great Futures Start with a Great Education Lewis Palmer School District December 2009
    • 2.
      • What do we want for our kids?
      • {Optional: Discussion Element}
      • We’ve asked, and this is what we heard consistently
      • GOALS: Prepare for lifelong learners (Creative Thinking, Technological Literacy
      • STRATEGIES: High Quality Teachers, smaller class size
      Great Education Colorado Mission: Great Education Colorado is a statewide, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that is focused on improving education in Colorado through wise, increased investment in our schools, colleges and universities.
    • 3.
      • What do we want for our kids?
      • {Optional: Discussion Element}
      • We’ve asked, and this is what we heard consistently
      • GOALS: Prepare for lifelong learners (Creative Thinking, Technological Literacy
      • STRATEGIES: High Quality Teachers, smaller class size
      OVERVIEW
      • What do we want for our kids?
      • Are they receiving that?
      • Why the gap between what we want and what they get?
      • What can we do?
    • 4. What do we want for our kids?
    • 5.
      • Individual attention/smaller class sizes
      • Inspired, inspiring, quality teaching
      • Updated classroom technology (& textbooks)
      • Well-rounded curriculum
      • Pre-School and Full Day Kindergarten
      What we hear:
    • 6. How is Colorado doing?
      • 40 th in per pupil funding (adjusted for cost of living)
      • $1,397 below the national average in per pupil spending (Lewis Palmer: $7.86 Million)
      • 42 nd /46 th in achievement gap measures
      • 42 nd in pupil to teacher ratio
      • 40 th in technology in our schools
      • $0 spent by state for professional development
      • 49 th in per capita spending on higher education
    • 7. PERA Health Care Salaries Prof. Dev’t Maintenance Buildings Insurance Heating Transportation Achievement Gap CSAP improvement 21 st C. curriculum New Standards Career Tech Ed. Diverse Learners: ELL Special Ed At-Risk Gifted & Talented District Budget = Local + State + Federal $$ Concurrent Demands on a Limited Budget = TRIAGE
    • 8. Meeting Kids Where They Are
      • Special Education – High % of unreimbursed costs compared to other states [Lewis Palmer District paid 66% of total costs in 2007-08]
      • English Language Learners – State gives $293 per student (2008-09) [Lewis Palmer District covered 98% ELL costs (2007-08)]
      • Gifted and Talented – State funded 18% of cost for all districts to educate GT students (2007-08) [State gives $11 per GT kid]
      • At-Risk – State adds 12% for each at-risk student
    • 9. 2007-08 Cost of Categorical Program Gap to All Districts $816,563,911
    • 10. 2007-08 Cost of Gap to Lewis Palmer $5,466,609
    • 11. Why the gap?
    • 12. Gallagher Amendment (1982) Ratio of 45:55 - residential to commercial - ratchets down assessment rate. Property Tax = (assessment rate) x (home value) x (mill rate) “ Assessment rate” = % of home value taxed 1 “Mill” = $1 per $1000 of assessed value
    • 13.
      • What do we want for our kids?
      • {Optional: Discussion Element}
      • We’ve asked, and this is what we heard consistently
      • GOALS: Prepare for lifelong learners (Creative Thinking, Technological Literacy
      • STRATEGIES: High Quality Teachers, smaller class size
      TABOR (1992)
      • Prohibits tax increases without a vote of the people.
      • Places strict limits on how much revenue the state can keep and spend. 
      • Revenue collected in excess of TABOR limits must be refunded, unless voters “de-Bruce” (i.e. allow government to keep excess).
    • 14. Amendment 23 (2000)
      • Increase per pupil funding by “inflation + 1%” until 2011.
      • Increase “factors” by “inflation + 1%.”
      • Inflation measure - Consumer Price Index - doesn’t reflect real costs.
      • A. 23 has become a ceiling rather than floor.
    • 15. “ But K-12 Funding is Taking More and More of the Budget!”
      • Schools were funded 60% local, 40% state. Now the reverse.
      • Gallagher + TABOR + School Finance Act = huge reduction in property tax ($3.1 billion annual average)
      • State share of K-12 funding: $3.15 billion
    • 16. Higher Education Investment Trend
      • Families shoulder greater cost burden than state over time
    • 17. THE CLIFF: 2011
      • Referendum C, Federal Stimulus Funds, and Amendment 23 expire
      • Estimated Impact on already thirsty base – K-12 and higher education
      • Update: Amendment 23 being reinterpreted – Cliff happening now
    • 18.
      • 2010-11 Budget Cuts
      • Proposed Statewide Cuts:
        • 6.12% cut below current law
        • =$354 million below current law
        • State Average $440 per pupil cut
      • Lewis Palmer School District:
        • =$2.3 million CUT
        • District Average $420 per pupil cut
    • 19.
      • What Can We Do?
      • Tell this story of the causes and impact of school finance crisis
      • Work together to promote a long-term solution
      • Great Education Colorado provides easy tools to do this
      • **ATTEND JANUARY 7 GREAT ED VOLUNTEER INFORMATION MEETING**
    • 20. Today We Can….
    • 21. Tell the Story …
    • 22. Contact Information Liane Morrison Executive Director Great Education Colorado 303-722-5901 [email_address]