Re-2 to talk funding |

Re-2 to talk funding

Kathy Gebhardt, a lawyer from Boulder, will facilitate a discussion at tomorrow’s Re-2 school board meeting about funding issues for Colorado school districts now and in the future.Gebhardt has worked closely with rural school districts in Colorado and filed several lawsuits against the state over funding issues. Recently she has questioned a contradiction in the state constitution between Amendment 23, which states education funding must increase annually by the rate of inflation plus 1 percent, and the TABOR law, which controls how much tax revenue is spent, retained and returned. Gebhardt has also expressed concern over interdistrict transfers, saying she fears they may lead to some high-minority populated schools and some low-minority populated schools.In addition to the discussion Gebhardt will facilitate, the board will discuss and approve the 2005-06 and 2006-07 calendars and review and the facility master plan, which deals with the financing and equity of district facilities.

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