From August to December 2023, 17 leaders from diverse backgrounds across the state convened with a specific mission: to develop recommendations to modernize Colorado’s school finance system.

Based on 2023 legislation, the General Assembly convened this group through a task force to “examine and make recommendations concerning making the school finance formula simpler, less regressive, and more adequate, understandable, transparent, equitable, and student-centered.”

The specific charge of the task force names the challenges of our current system:

Our recommendations, which we collectively recognized build upon each other and shouldn’t be taken in isolation, focus on:

Over the coming months, Colorado Succeeds will continue to work with partners and the legislature to advocate for this historic change.