Adams State Trustees endorse Amendment 66

(10-17-2013)

The Board of Trustees for Adams State University voted to endorse Amendment 66 at a special meeting Oct. 16.

Trustee LeRoy Salazar said the endorsement is consistent with the university's support of K-12 education.

Amendment 66, on the Colorado ballot in November, asks for a $950 million tax increase to fund a recently passed law, Senate Bill 213, that would implement school reform and change the way the state distributes dollars to its 178 school districts. The new law touches on many aspects of school finance, starting with changing the way the state counts student enrollment. It also intends to channel more money toward early-childhood education, at-risk students, English-language learners, charter schools and locally determined innovations such as longer school days and years.