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The district is committed to being fiscally responsible and using your tax dollars wisely to support our students' education. Through our "student centered" budgeting process we prioritize over 78% of funds directly to schools to support student education, 19% of funds to support operations (buses, facilities, food services, safety) and less than 3% supports administration. We are committed to financial transparency. The District board reviews and approves the annual budget twice a year and reviews financial statements monthly. Everyone is invited to attend our public board meetings.

Required Financial Transparency                

Public School Financial Transparency Act
(Commencing July 1, 2018) 

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Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
P.O. Drawer R
400 N Elm Street
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-7282
Fax: 970-565-2161

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 Statement of Nondiscrimination: 

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to participation or admission. The following staff have been designated to handle inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies: 

Title IX Coordinator and Compliance Officer (Title II/ADA, Title VI)
Cynthia Eldredge, Executive Director of Human Resources
400 North Elm Street, Cortez, CO 81321
970-565-7522 ext. 1135 
504 Compliance Officer (Section 504) 
Lisa Megel, 504 Compliance Officer
400 North Elm Street, Cortez, CO 81321
970-565-7522 ext. 1118 
M-CSD RE-1 School Governance Policies can be found on our website at: 


El Distrito Escolar Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad. La falta de habilidades para hablar inglés no será una barrera para la participación o admisión. El siguiente personal ha sido designado para manejar consultas sobre nuestras políticas de no discriminación:

Coordinador del Título IX Oficial de Cumplimiento (Título II/ADA, Título VI)
Cynthia Eldredge, Directora Ejecutiva de Recursos Humanos
400 Calle Elm Norte , Cortez, CO 81321, 970-565-7522 extensión 1135 
504 Oficial de Cumplimiento (Sección 504)
Lisa Megel, Oficial de Cumplimiento 504
400 Calle Elm Norte, Cortez, CO 81321, 970-565-7522 extensión 1118 
Las políticas de gobierno escolar de M-CSD RE-1 se pueden encontrar en nuestro sitio web en:                                       

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