FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2022
CEA Statement on Gov. Polis supplemental proposal on the Budget Stabilization Factor Buy Down
DENVER, CO – Yesterday, Gov. Jared Polis announced a proposal for an additional $104.2 million in supplemental from the previously proposed Budget Stabilization Factor buy down for the 2021-22 funding year and $214.4 million in funding for the 2022-23 funding year. This additional $300 million to the state education fund, increasing the previous Budget Stabilization Factor buy down and prioritizing buy down for future years, will help districts provide much needed resources for students and educators across Colorado. The following statement can be attributed to Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of the Colorado Education Association:
“We applaud today’s announcement by the Governor, whose supplemental budget proposal will greatly reduce the Budget Stabilization Factor this year and next. We appreciate the Governor’s commitment to Colorado public schools, students and educators.
“Now more than ever, the 39,000 members of the Colorado Education Association will continue to stand for Colorado students so that they, and their dedicated educators, get the resources they need to have a high quality education, no matter what zip code they live in.”
About the Colorado Education Association
The Colorado Education Association is the voice of 39,000 educators, working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve, in every neighborhood across the state. As Colorado’s largest labor union, CEA works collectively with all education stakeholders to ensure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family.
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