Colorado's second-largest district passes $1 billion budget

Friday, June 20, 2014

The board of Jefferson County Schools on Thursday night passed a budget of more than $1 billion for Colorado's second-largest school district, up 3.2 percent from the previous year.

The final vote split along familiar 3-2 fault lines, with the conservative majority voting in the affirmative.

Board members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper voted no largely because of a motion by the majority that boosted the increase in funding for charter schools.

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