CLOUDY School districts across Colorado are waging an information war as they ask voters to raise local taxes: No, they’re not getting money from recreational marijuana. Chalkbeat

BOND, SCHOOL BOND Five Denver schools, including two charters, would get more elbow room if voters approve a tax hike this November. Chalkbeat

MONEY MATTERS The state education department released student funding projections by  districts based Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget. Find how much more money your school district would get in our database. Chalkbeat

CULTURAL COMPETENCY A Colorado Springs-area high school is keeping its Native American mascot, but is abandoning some other controversial practices and schooling its students on cultural respect. Gazette

LABOR DAY Pueblo City Schools has extended its agreement with its teachers union for one month while the district and union try to work out a new contract. Pueblo Chieftain

ON THE JOB Students in Longmont are learning how to run a restaurant by, well, running a restaurant. Longmont Times-Call

HUMAN RESOURCES A Harrison School District 2 employee accused of pocketing nearly $80,000 while previously working at a district credit union has been fired. Gazette

SAFE SCHOOLS School at Berthoud High is canceled again on Friday after authorities found the body of a teenage boy Thursday on the campus. 9News