Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980342.01 JAP
HOUSE BILL 981164
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVES McElhany, Arrington, Dean, and Sinclair;
also SENATOR B. Alexander.
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING FUNDING FOR ATRISK STUDENTS ENROLLED
IN CHARTER SCHOOLS.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
For charter schools initially approved or renewed
on or after July 1, 1998, requires the charter school to receive
100% of the district per pupil operating revenues for each atrisk
pupil enrolled in the charter school.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 2230.5112 (2) (a), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
2230.5112. Charter schools financing guidelines. (2) (a) As part of the charter school contract, the charter school and the school district shall agree on funding and any services to be provided by the school district to the charter school. The charter school and the school district shall begin discussions on the contract using eighty percent of the district per pupil operating revenues; EXCEPT THAT, FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS APPROVED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1998, THE CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL RECEIVE AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT PER PUPIL OPERATING REVENUES FOR EACH ATRISK PUPIL ENROLLED IN THE CHARTER SCHOOL. As used in this subsection (2):
(I) "ATRISK PUPIL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS THAT PROVIDED IN SECTION 2254103 (1).
(II) District "per pupil operating revenues" shall have the same meaning as that provided in section 2254103 (9).
SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.