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Senate casts aside amendments supporting local control of schools as it forges ahead with another unfunded mandate

For a second year, some Colorado legislators are attempting to directly assault the ability of elected school boards to control local education money. The Senate is closer to passing Senate Bill 61, a mandate from the state which would force districts to funnel funds raised in local mill levy elections to charter schools, even if those schools did not exist when the election was held.

School transparency, accountability put in jeopardy with Senate’s proposed charter funding mandate

The state’s largest group of educators is opposing a proposal in the legislature that would mandate how locally-approved dollars are spent in public schools. Senate Bill 17-061 would force districts to hand over money raised in local mill levy elections to charter schools with little oversight that those funds would be used as the voters intended.