Content Tagged As education_funding

3 years 5 months ago

Education cuts hitting home

Classroom in Colorado Springs School District 11 will be empty next week as employees take their two mandatory furlough days this year. Glen Gustafson, D11's chief financial office, says all of the furloughs are happening during Thanksgiving week to minimize the impact on the community. "We know that this...

3 years 5 months ago

Area schools eyeing more budget cuts

It seems another, deeper round of budget cuts are on the horizon for Colorado Springs schools. On Tuesday voters across the state defeated Proposition 103, which would have raised sales and income taxes to help fund schools. District 11 CFO Glenn Gustafson says cuts in his district will be steep....

3 years 10 months ago

State seeking education grants

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's governor says state educators have "every intention" of seeking new education grants announced Wednesday by the federal government. The $500 million grant competition announced Wednesday aims to do away with an uncoordinated system of preschool programs. Colorado and eight other states that unsuccessfully sought grants through...

4 years 10 months ago

Massive education cuts around the country

Deep cuts may be looming for the nation's public school students as budget crises are forcing teacher pink-slips, shuttered classrooms and school program cuts. New York public schools are $500 million short. Illinois will cut 12,600 education jobs and in California 23-thousand teacher layoff notices have already been sent...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Bill aims to untie schools from TABOR

State lawmakers will soon take up the issue of whether to ask voters for more power to raise taxes specifically for schools and colleges. The proposed DECIDE amendment is being pushed by the group Great Education Colorado . Policy Director Lisa Weil says, if passed, the amendment would give...

5 years 1 month ago

No school closings in Pueblo County D-70

Pueblo County School District 70 board memebrs voted Wednesday night to keep Vineland Middle School open, while making several cost-cutting moves. The salaries of all non-union employees were frozen. Those same employees must take four unpaid furlough days. In addition, the district plans to open talks with its unions...

5 years 1 month ago

Plenty of work to go in Denver

The legislative session is halfway through, but lawmakers say a lot of work is still ahead. Today lawmakers in Colorado Springs are talking about how to move forward. Springs' Democrats are saying the budget and education funding will be the big topics over the second half of the legislative...

5 years 1 month ago

D11 weighs $30K commitment to lawsuit

The District 11 school board has called a special meeting tonight to decide whether they should chip-in nearly $30,000 in a lawsuit against the state that aims to force the legislature to increase public education funding by roughly $1 billion a year. The suit, Lobato v. the State of...

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