accountability

DeVos-style education mandate clears Senate; educators urge House members to vote down SB-61

The Senate ignored concerns of diminished local control over school funding by approving Senate Bill 61, March 14. The measure, a state mandate which would force districts to funnel funds raised in local mill levy elections to charter schools, now moves to the House.

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.

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