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

Tuessday night Aurora school board members discussed compteting recommendations for how to help an elementary school that was put on their radar after earning low performance ratings.

It was the first major vote for the new school board, and in a split decision, they voted against the superintendent's recommendation that would have contracted outside help. Read about that decision below.

Also, today Colorado superintendents will be discussing their proposed changes to the state's school finance. You can get the background on their plans in another story below.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter


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