Leaders of both special district efforts hope to ask for voter approval in 2025.

Los distritos escolares de Colorado inscribieron a mas de 8 mil nuevos estudiantes inmigrantes entre octubre y el 29 de febrero.

Districts enrolled a total of 8,085 newcomer students after the October count and through Feb. 29.

Changing how Colorado funds schools has bedeviled legislators for years, but they hope the new proposal will represent a breakthrough.

Lawmakers unveiled the proposal on Tuesday after a week when budget committee members had to make big cuts.

Colorado’s budget committee has been hashing out legislation that would provide $24 million for schools enrolling new arrival students. On Friday, they approved the proposal for consideration.

The district pilot is being considered to start at Thornton Elementary School and Thornton Middle School next fall.

More migrant students are enrolling midyear. Because they don’t qualify for a 1966 program that helps agricultural migrant students, schools need other funding to support them.

Colorado’s budget committee has started the process of drafting a bill that would provide up to $24 million statewide for schools that have enrolled more migrant students.

The state is ending the practice of diverting money from K-12 schools. Some Colorado lawmakers say they now want to increase how much the state spends on education.

Colorado school funding formula recommendations would send more money to schools for student needs, such as whether they’re English learners, students with disabilities, or low income.

Figures provided to Chalkbeat break down the amount spent per school.

Colorado Department of Education officials said the state doesn’t have data yet showing whether the online learning platform is making a difference.

Some districts say they’re having a hard time hiring enough teachers and keeping them.

Keeping a promise, Gov. Jared Polis proposed in his budget eliminating withholding funds from schools.

The district wants to put more money toward increasing starting salaries. Meanwhile, there are no raises.

Sheridan union says higher salaries will help stem the turnover that’s driving families away.

Colorado’s budget paves the way for ending budget diversions and instead fully funding K-12 education in the 2024-25 school year.