Colorado schools could see major cuts amid coronavirus downturn

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COLORADO POLITICS

Colorado schools and universities could see dramatic budget cuts, as the severe measures taken to combat the spread of coronavirus have caused state revenue to plummet.

Budget documents prepared by legislative analysts and made public on Monday lay out a range of scenarios, the worst of which could threaten funding for full-day kindergarten, enacted statewide just last year, and endanger the solvency of some public universities.

Even the best-case scenarios mean the loss of millions in grant funds that paid for everything from school construction to social workers and tuition increases for students who may be struggling financially themselves.

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