“Larger shortfall looms in Colorado budget, and schools are likely to feel the pain,” shouted the headline on a Denver Post story this week. The timing could not be more appropriate for School Finance 2.0, a study group on sustainable budgeting for Colorado K-12 education, soon to be convened by the Centennial Institute.

William J. Moloney, a Centennial Institute Fellow and former Colorado Education Commissioner, 1997-2007, will chair the project. Analysis and recommendations are to be ready by December, for use by the next session of the Colorado General Assembly when it convenes in January 2011, said John Andrews, director of the Centennial Institute.

Read Moloney’s prospectus for School Finance 2.0. Education Budget Study Sept. 2010.doc (30.50 kb)