A new bill helps helps school deal with budget cuts

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The House Education Committee passed the Student Success Act with an 11 to 1 vote in efforts to boost school funding throughout the state of Colorado.

District 51 officials plan to use the additional 2 million dollars in funding to offset the salaries, teachers, and school days it has lost over the past few years.

"We are at the very bottom of in terms of school funding by PPR and this is something that we're going to have to start wrestling with so we can help our students," tells us District 51 School Board President, Greg Mikolai.

The bill will not go into effect until the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

The next step of the Student Success Act will involve drafting a spending budget by June and adjusting it in Cctober once student enrollment numbers are released.

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