Required Financial Transparency  

Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-44-304  

                                      Commencing July 1, 2015

School District 27J Financial Information


Disclaimer: Please consider the context when evaluating financial transactions. Some transactions may appear improper on the surface but are perfectly normal and justifiable when placed in the proper context. We welcome your questions regarding our financial transactions or records.

District Informational Summary

School District 27J educates more than 17,000 students in 23 different schools and have more than 1,500 employees. We serve students and families in the communities of Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton, a portion of the city of Aurora and we also encompass parts of Adams, Broomfield and Weld counties.

SD27J Demographic Breakdown
Asian: 3.25%
Black: 1.49%
Hispanic: 46.6%
Native American: 0.27%
Native Hawaiian: 0.08%
White: 44.7%
Multiple Races: 3.4%

Our students also receive:
Free/Reduced Lunch: 37.8%
Special Education Services: 9.3%
Gifted Services: 3.4%
English Language Learner Services: 10.1%

School District 27J owns 333 acres of land, 19 school facilities, 37 modular classrooms and 20 support sites totaling more than 1.5 million square feet of building space with a current replacement value of over $327 million.

The annual School District 27J budget for 2015-16 is $124 million with 94 percent of the budgeted general fund recurring revenue allocated directly to schools or departments in direct support of schools.

Contact Information

Lori Schiek, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 303-655-2975

Sue McKnight, Finance Director
Phone: 303-655-2979

Diane Trujillo, Budget Director
Phone: 303-655-2982


For more information please visit Colorado Department of Education School Finance Division 

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