Cañon City Schools (School District Fremont Re-1) serves over 3600 students in kindergarten through twelfth grades and employs roughly 500 teachers, education support professionals and administrators. Cañon City Schools has three K-5 elementary schools, one K-8 exploratory school, one K-8 school, one 6-8 middle school and one 9-12 high school.
Cañon City Schools strives to provide open and honest communications with its many community stakeholders. In order to meet the requirements of The Public School Financial Transparency Act, we have posted required financial and other related information under the Financial Transparency link on the district’s website located at www.canoncityschools.org.
During fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016), Cañon City Schools spent approximately $6,586 in General Fund monies to educate each of its students. General Fund expenditures were $24,394,970. Salaries and benefits for instructional, support and all other staff accounted for the majority of expenditures – approximately 83%.
Cañon City Schools receives revenues from local, state and federal sources. Local property and specific ownership taxes account for 31% of revenues. State equalization provides the largest portion of revenues – approximately 49%. The remaining 20% of revenues come from other local, state and federal sources.
Cañon City Schools is one of the lowest funded school districts in the State of Colorado on a per pupil funding basis. This status as a ‘floor funded’ district continues to be a major challenge in educating our students.
Cañon City Schools continues to follow conservative operating, budgeting and investing practices utilizing its available resources in an effort to provide the best possible education to its students.