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Budget Concerns Increase

​March 1, 2011

The Cherry Creek School District is closely following action at the State Capitol, where Governor Hickenlooper has proposed a budget that would cut $375 million from public education – including $21 million from Cherry Creek Schools – for the 2011-2012 school year.

“These proposed cuts, when combined with previous years’ recissions and funding that is below Amendment 23 requirements, have a compounded effect that could total more than $51 million in reduced, anticipated revenue over three years,” said Superintendent Mary Chesley.

During the past three years, the district has reduced its budget by $33 million without laying off teachers or increasing class size. But the Governor’s proposed reductions in state funding, estimated to be approximately $500 per student, will undoubtedly mean greater difficulty in preserving those things we believe contribute to our students’ success.
 
The Cherry Creek School District, which recently received designation for effective spending, continues to deliver the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost. District officials are working with staff, parents and community members to develop a plan to deal with additional budget reductions. Near the end of March, we expect to know more regarding the Joint Budget Committee response and we will keep our community posted.
 
Please click here for more detail on how Governor Hickenlooper’s proposed budget would affect Cherry Creek Schools.
For first-hand information about the state budget crisis and other legislative issues affecting your child’s education, join us for the Cherry Creek Schools “Day at the Capitol” coming up on March 16. More information and registration form here.
Posted 3/11/2011 11:24 PM
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