Why isn’t District 6 using the money from marijuana sales in Colorado to fund its facility needs?

Why isn’t District 6 using the money from marijuana sales in Colorado to fund its facility needs?

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All tax revenues from marijuana sales earmarked for education go into a variety of grant funds, the largest of which is the Building Excellent Schools Today grant fund, which receives $40 million annually from taxes on marijuna. To put that in perspective, it is estimated the construction cost of rebuilding Greeley West High School is $112 million, more than twice what is available annually statewide in the BEST grant fund.  BEST grants are open to all school districts in Colorado, are highly competitive and require a large matching grant. District 6 has received some of these grants, most recently for the replacement of the roof at Scott Elementary School. But the grants do not begin to address the total facility needs in District 6. Learn more at https://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/2019marijuanarevenue.

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