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1 Leanne Emm, Associate Commissioner, Public School Finance Scott Newell, Director, Capital Construction League of Charter Schools Policy & Facility Summit October 6, 2014

2 BEST Program

3  Requirement to include remaining bond capacity and unreserved funds into the school district match calculations  Requirement that each year’s grant funds are appropriated  Requirement that Division staff perform outreach to any school in an area the Governor has declared a natural disaster 2014 BEST Legislative Changes

4  The Division anticipates approximately $35-45 million available for grants in the coming year  Grants are available for any school capital improvement project with a focus on health, safety, security, overcrowding, technology and others  Contact Division staff to get started on next year’s BEST application BEST Program

5 Building Excellent Schools Today: BEST Program Timeline Jan. – Feb. Application for financial assistance is open to applicants Mar. - April Division Staff reviews applications & summarizes them in a Summary Book for the CCAB April - May CCAB reviews Summary Book End of May CCAB discusses each project and makes recommendations to the State Board for award June State Board Meeting to approve CCAB recommendations July Capital Development Committee Meeting to approve State Board recommendations Oct. 27 th Charter School Letter of Intent Due

6  Performance audit by Office of State Auditor  Recommendations made for improvements to program  All recommendations have been implemented except for two items needing funding to implement  Budget request for  One-time costs - reconfigure and adjust the current assessment database - $2.7M  Ongoing cost - update the statewide assessment and keep the data current  In-house assessment team - $580,000  One time costs - training - $100,000 BEST Program –

7 The charter school capital construction grant is a per pupil allocation separate from the BEST grant. Each year the legislature provides an appropriation for Charter School and Institute Charter School Capital Construction. This funding can be used by the Charter School or Institute Charter School to pay for school construction, renovation, financing, purchasing or leasing of facilities. HB Student Success Act added to the grant 12.5% of the annual excise tax revenues from marijuana The purpose of this funding is to promote a safe and healthy learning environment for all Colorado students. Charter School Capital Construction Grant

8 To be eligible for charter school capital construction funds a charter school must: HAVE capital construction needs; IF the school is located in a district owned facility with construction needs; IF the school is located in a State owned facility, and paying rent, the school is eligible. IF the school is located in a State owned facility, and not paying rent, the school is not eligible. ON-LINE pupils are not eligible. Funds are distributed monthly to the charter school authorizer and then the authorizer is required to distribute the funds to each charter school. Charter School Capital Construction Grant Program

9 The annually appropriated amount is divided by the statewide total qualifying FTE as reported in the October count to determine the per pupil distribution. Must meet eligibility requirements Note: These figures exclude the excise tax appropriation Charter School Capital Construction Grant Program Fiscal YearAppropriationEstimated Amount Per Pupil $7,000,000$ $13,500,000$ $20,000,000$225.00

10 NEW for FY14-15 The grant will also receive 12.5% of the total excise tax on marijuana Example If total excise revenues for the year are $10 million CSCC would receive $1.25 million equaling approximately $15 per eligible FTE If total excise revenues for the year are $40 million CSCC would receive $5 million equaling approximately $60 per eligible FTE Charter School Capital Construction Grant Program

11 2014 Legislative Session & Discussion of Funding Levels

12  Provided funding to fund growth and inflation plus $110 million buy down of negative factor  Provides a starting point for that states negative factor will not increase  Added 5,000 preschool slots  Minimum per pupil funding is available to all charter schools  Repeals and reenacts English Language Proficiency Act  Additional $27 million; students funded for 5 years  Additional funding for BOCES  Increases READ Act funding 2014 Legislative Session HB –School Finance Act

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14 Estimated Change Total Pupil Growth*14,305845,136 At-Risk Growth4,276309,537 Inflation Estimate2.8%NA Base Per Pupil Funding$166.72$6, Assumptions FY Final Budget *Includes 5,000 additional Preschool Slots

15 Actual Final Budget Change Total Program prior to Negative Factor (Growth & Inflation) $6,531,213,075$6,827,646,456$296,433,381 Negative Factor(1,004,279,325)(894,302,068)(109,977,257) Revised Total Program$5,526,933,750$5,933,344,388$406,410,638 Negative Factor Percentage %-13.15%2.27% Average Per Pupil Funding$6,652.30$7,020.58$ Assumptions FY Final Budget

16 The gaps in the bars represents the negative factor. For it is 13.15% or $894 million. State of Colorado Total Program Funding

17 Similar to Total Program, the gaps in the bars represents the effect of the negative factor. For , the effect is $1,058 in the statewide average per pupil funding. State of Colorado Average Per Pupil Funding

18  In conjunction with HB reduces negative factor by $110M  Charter Schools  Automatic waivers, contracts & applications  Amount of funds for charter school facilities increased from $7M to $13M for , then $20M each year after  Additional 12.5% of marijuana excise tax to charter school facilities  Debt reserve fund  Financial Transparency  Report on additional local revenues distributed to schools  READ Act increased funding  With HB , total increase is $18M for total of $34M 2014 Legislative Session HB –Student Success Act

19  Financial Policies and Procedures Advisory Committee (FPP) makes recommendation to the State Board regarding the reporting of revenues  Department issues RFP for creation of web view that reports expenditures for school sites, districts, CSI and BOCES that ensures clarity and comparability  Districts post information on their website  Contractor will compile all district information into one view  Data is not submitted by CDE to contractor  In place by July 1, 2017 for FY data  $3M appropriated to do the work and establish contract HB –Student Success Act Financial Transparency

20  When contracted website up in July 2017, the following reports are no longer necessary on district websites:  Quarterly financial statements  Check registers, credit, debit and purchase card statements  Investment performance reports  Districts will be required to post the pipeline submissions to district website  “actual expenditures, including but not limited to actual salary expenditures and actual benefit expenditures reported by job category specified in the standard chart of accounts, at the local education provider level and at the school-site level.”  FPP will specify the date postings will be due HB –Student Success Act Financial Transparency

21  By July 1, 2015, FPP will create a template that all districts must use to post all of the transparency information including site-level reports  Standardized web page that all districts must use – must be uniformly used by all districts  District website used for financial data HB –Student Success Act Financial Transparency

22  reporting requirement – additional local property tax revenue – mill levy overrides  How much is distributed to schools of the district  Department will compile the report  Districts and charter schools review report prior to publication  District or charter school may request an addendum  Overall distribution by district to charter schools  Capital construction and facilities  Funding for technology  Other funding  Financial Policies and Procedures Committee  Report information through Fund 90 – informational items HB –Student Success Act Reporting of Local Revenues

23 Looking Ahead –

24  HB sets starting point for budget  States that negative factor will not increase from levels  Fund growth and inflation, no change in negative factor  Governor can propose adjustments  General Assembly will set final budget HB Moving Forward

25 November, 2014Governor Submits Budget Request for THIS IS ONLY A PROPOSAL! Late November/December 2014 Joint Budget Committee Hearings with Department The JBC hears about the Budget Request from the Department and seeks any information January 2015Governor Submits Supplemental Budget Request for Adjusts the Current Year Budget for actual Pupil Counts, AVs, etc. Governor Submits Budget Amendments for next budget year Revised estimates for next year’s students, AVs, etc based on actual Spring 2015JBC Develops State Budget – Figure Setting & Long Bill – pass by GA HB sets starting point – no change in negative factor Spring 2015School Finance Bill Introduced and passed Adjusts the Long Bill numbers 2015 Legislative Session

26 Leanne Emm Scott Newell Contact Information


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