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Paving the Way for our Fully Funded Era in Colorado’s Schools

Posted on: May 23, 2024
Posted By: CEA Communications
Posted in: Advocacy | Legislative & Political

We are thrilled to announce the signing of SB24-188 Public School Finance and HB24-1448 New Public School Finance Formula! This marks a historic event with the complete buy down of the Budget Stabilization (B.S.) Factor to ZERO — our first step toward our #FullyFundEd Era!

Governor Jared Polis signing the school finance act.

The Significance of SB24-188 and HB24-1448
SB24-188 Public School Finance and HB24-1448 New Public School Finance Formula are monumental in shaping the future of Colorado’s education system. The buy down of the B.S. Factor to zero signifies a pivotal moment in our journey toward fully funded public education. This legislative achievement lays the groundwork for a more equitable and adequately funded education system, ensuring that all students across Colorado receive the resources they need to succeed.

CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert being recognized by the Colorado House of Representatives.

Honoring CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert
In addition to this legislative triumph, we are incredibly proud to share that CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert received special recognition from the Colorado House of Representatives. Amie has dedicated 27 years to education, starting as an English teacher at Adams City High School. Her journey in education has seen her take on various leadership roles, including serving as a school counselor, a member of the District 12 bargaining team, and eventually as President of the Colorado Education Association.Amie’s tenure as CEA President has been marked by her unwavering dedication and resilience, particularly during the unprecedented challenges of the global pandemic. She successfully led Colorado’s educators through this difficult period, negotiating a return to in-person learning and securing PPE and vaccines for educators. Her leadership has left a lasting impact on Colorado’s educators, students, and public education in Colorado.

Bill signing at Elementary School. As we celebrate these monumental achievements, we also look forward to the future with hope and determination. The passing of SB24-188 and HB24-1448 is just the beginning of our journey toward fully funding public education. Through the collective efforts of our dedicated members, we are confident in our ability to shape a bright future for all students in Colorado.

Join us in celebrating this historic moment and recognizing the exceptional dedication and leadership of Amie Baca-Oehlert.

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