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Education Advocacy

Why Public Engagement in The Policy Process Matters 

photo of students on playgroundJeffco Public Schools believes in community participation and voice in public policy and decision-making processes.


From our School Board to legislation at our State Capitol, we encourage our entire community to learn more about legislation that impacts public education in our state.

Colorado School Finance Explained

Understanding education policy starts with understanding how education is funded in Colorado. 

We encourage you to read the 2019-2020 Citizens' Guide to the Budget, which features in-depth information on Colorado's budgeting process, where funds come from, and how state-level policy impacts school finance.

Other Resources to Learn About Colorado School Finance: 

Proposed and Recently Passed Education Legislation

Visit the Colorado General Assembly Education Committee website to learn about past and current proposed and passed legislation that impacts education in our state. 


Initiative #271: Fair Tax Colorado

Fair Tax Colorado - if passed - creates a graduated income tax for individual taxpayers by lowering the tax rate on taxable income up to $250,000 and raising the tax rates on taxable income above this amount. At least half of this new revenue will be spent on Pk-12 public education - bringing our education funding closer to the national average. Read more about Fair Tax Colorado and what it would mean for Jeffco Public Schools Funding.


How to Contact your Legislators

Jeffco Public Schools covers roughly 774 square miles, encompassing a wide variety of communities and municipalities. That much beautiful space also means Jeffco has many elected officials representing our community at the State Capitol.  

To find your local State Senator and Representative and how to contact him/her, visit the Colorado General Assembly Find My Legislator page.

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