U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 08-15-2007, 04:30 PM
160 posts, read 880,298 times
Reputation: 123


I am looking into a possible move from socal to CO. My son will need special services through the school district as he has asperger's syndrome. Someone has mentioned limited funding for such things due to the TABOR initiative. What is that and how can it impact school district services? Also since the fed gov't had mandated with "NCLB", schools cannot refuse to give services to a child that needs them, so I am confused. Can anyone comment on this??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 08-15-2007, 06:34 PM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
84,965 posts, read 98,814,535 times
Reputation: 31376
"TABOR" is an amendment to the Colorado constitution that was passed in 1992. It's main provisions require voting on every tax increase, also restricts the growth of state government to a certain formula w/o specific voter approval. It is very complicated. Basically it makes it harder to increase taxes. Its author was a man named Douglas Bruce, therefore you will hear it referred to as "the Bruce amendment". You will also hear about people in a locality or taxing district voting to "de-Bruce", ie removing the amendment's constranints. Education funding is even crazier. Many different laws and amendments relate to school finance. Most districts finance special ed, even if they have to take the money out of general funds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2007, 08:47 PM
Location: Norman, OK
3,479 posts, read 6,179,761 times
Reputation: 1193
TABOR is probably the single worst thing that could ever have been passed in Colorado. It was passed during the heavily "red" days of the state. pittnurse70 explained it well, but for me, the ramifications were felt at the collegiate level. The state universities in Colorado are basically shut out of funding, resulting in lower quality education and very expensive fees, insurance, and tuition for their students. Basically, schools like the University of Colorado are so strapped that they are using research dollars to purchase chairs, desks, etc. for their students and offices.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top