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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.


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District mill levy override


The district board voted to put a mill levy override on the ballot for voters in November 2019.  The link below provides a fact sheet with the ballot language, district accountability for the funds, and impact on taxpayers.  


Required Financial Transparency                

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

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Financial TRansparency Documents

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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