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The Colorado Senate has passed two bills that would increase funding and expand programs for K-12 education. Moffat County School District Superintendent Dr. Joe Petrone supports both bills because of the potential for added preschool slots and increased reimbursement from the state for special education programs.

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Colorado lawmakers debating several education bills

Moffat County School District could see increased funding for preschool, special education

Colorado senators passed a bill Friday that would modify the Public School Finance Act of 1994. Senate Bill 13-260, sponsored by District 19 Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, and District 31 Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, would change K-12 public school financing for fiscal year 2013-14 by increasing base per pupil funding to $5,954.28 to reflect a 1.9 percent inflation rate.

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