Financial Transparency for Colorado Schools

The Colorado Department of Education just released a new website, Financial Transparency for Colorado Schools, which gives financial data for every school, district, and BOCES in the state.  The site “provid[es] citizens a way to track the funding and spending for education and compare finances of schools and districts from throughout the state,” according to the department’s press release.  The site tracks both spending and funding.

Financial transparency — and the creation of this website — is mandated by state law.  House Bill 10-1036 and House Bill 14-1292 require the posting of school financial data online in an easy-to-understand format.