To take care of everyone in our communities, we need to make sure our most vulnerable students don’t get left behind. Colorado is nearly last in per student funding for kids with special needs. Only Arizona and Oklahoma spend less on special education.

Colorado identifies and serves fewer students with disabilities than any other state in the country. It’s time for that to change.

It’s time that Colorado lawmakers came together to prioritize funding for special education.

Did you know that in Colorado schools, less than 10% of the money spent on special education comes from the federal government? The rest comes from the state and local revenue sources. This year, Colorado lawmakers have an opportunity to send more money directly to school districts to enhance the level of education we provide to students with disabilities and special needs. Tell your legislator to prioritize school funding this year, because our kids matter, too.

 

News From the Campaign:

Kids Matter Too Coalition Working to Secure Education Funding from Budget Surplus

Statewide Coalition of Parents and Educators Calling on Lawmakers to Provide Critical Resources for Kids Denver, CO – Today, the Legislative Council announced that the General Fund revenue forecast for FY 2018-19 is higher by $1.3 billion relative to the December forecast. Governor John Hickenlooper’s Office released a statement today earmarking $200 million for the State Education Fund. The Kids … Continued

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