Initiative 93 to fund preschool, full-day kindergarten and more qualifies for Colorado ballot | AspenTimes.com

Initiative 93 to fund preschool, full-day kindergarten and more qualifies for Colorado ballot

Anna Staver
The Denver Post

Coloradans are going to decide this November whether they want to give more of their money to fund full-day kindergarten, special education, English proficiency and preschool.

Initiative 93, which supporters call Great School, Thriving Communities, qualified for the ballot Thursday, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

"This will help us address critical needs and offer educational opportunities to all our students,"  Buffalo School District Superintendent Rob Sanders said a statement. "We can address the growing teacher shortage crisis, fund programs for students with special needs, provide career and technical training to make high school graduates career-ready, and keep students safe."

The proposal is estimated to bring in $1.6 billion for public schools by raising state income taxes on corporations and people who make more than $150,000 a year. And while the initiative specifies where the money would go, it does give districts broad discretion on how to spend it.

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