Rise & Shine: Elementary student cited after taking gun to school

FIRST DECISION Aurora school board members voted Tuesday to turn down the superintendent’s recommendation for hiring outside help to turnaround Lyn Knoll Elementary. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL FUNDING Colorado superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts but only if voters can approve a new tax increase. Chalkbeat

INTEGRATION Three affluent Denver elementary schools have joined a small pilot program to give preference to students from low-income families outside their boundary. Chalkbeat

RELIGION A religion watchdog group is warning the Julesburg School District that it risks facing “legal ramifications” if it goes ahead with plans to host a presentation by a faith-based group. Denver Post

SAFETY A student was cited for taking a gun to school. Gazette

ATHLETES Wednesday is national signing day for high school students to sign letters of intent for college. Gazette, Denver Post