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S_ED_2016A 03/16/2016 07:49:32 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON JOINT ED AND JBC

Date: 03/16/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 07:49 AM to 09:00 AM
Buckner
*
Everett
E
Place: RM 271
Fields
*
Garnett
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Grantham
X
Senator Hill
Hamner
X
Holbert
*
This Report was prepared by
Johnston
E
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Kerr
*
Lambert
X
Lee
X
Lundeen
X
Marble
X
Merrifield
X
Moreno
E
Neville T.
E
Priola
E
Rankin
X
Steadman
E
Todd
E
Wilson
X
Windholz
X
Woods
X
Young
X
Pettersen
E
Hill
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Six Case Studies in Total Program Funding

Total Funding for Public Education and State-to-State Comparisons
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





07:51 AM -- Six Case Studies in Total Program Funding



Representative Lee, chair, welcomed the committee and audience members. Representative Hamner described the goals of the Joint Committee meetings and the problems with school finance in Colorado. Representative Rankin thanked the legislators for participating in the meeting and spoke about school finance in Colorado. He described three statewide crises in public education.

















07:59 AM



Craig Harper, Joint Budget Committee Staff, described handouts to the committee (Attachments A-D) and spoke about Colorado's school finance system. Mr. Harper responded to questions from the committee. Todd Herreid, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee. Mr. Harper continued his presentation and discussed factor funding. He described funding in Clear Creek, Denver, Mesa Valley, Hinsdale, and Weld Pawnee school districts. Mr. Harper responded to questions from the committee, then continued his presentation. He described mill levy overrides throughout the state and responded to additional questions from the committee.



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08:44 AM -- Total Funding for Public Education and State-to-State Comparisons



Todd Herreid, Legislative Council Staff, spoke about the total available funding for public education. He described statewide averages of total school district funding per pupil and the sources of revenue. Mr. Herreid responded to questions from the committee.





09:00 AM



The committee adjourned.


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