Required Financial Transparency
Public School Financial Transparency Act
Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-44-304
(Commencing July 1, 2023)

Financial Transparency

Notice of Adopted School Budget for 2023-24

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Education of the Joint School District No. 28-J of the Counties of Adams and Arapahoe, Colorado (Aurora Public Schools), for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023 and has been filed in the office of Superintendent. The budget was adopted by the Board on June 20, 2023. View the adopted budget.

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

Aurora Public Schools (Adams Arapahoe 28J) is the fifth largest school district in the state of Colorado with a current P-20 enrollment of nearly 40,000 students in 65 schools and over 5,000 staff members. Our students come from more than 130 countries and speak more than 160 languages.

The demographic breakdown of our students is:

  • Asian: 4.9%
  • Black: 17.9%
  • Hispanic: 56.7%
  • Native American: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander: 1.0%
  • White: 13.4%
  • Two or More Races: 5.5%

Our students also receive:

  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 74.2%
  • Special Education Services: 13.4%
  • English Language Learner Services: 42.0%

APS owns 882.6 acres of land, 54 school buildings and 14 support sites totaling nearly 5 million square feet of building space with a current replacement value of over $750 million.

The annual Aurora Public Schools budget for 2021-22 is $631 million. Seventy-eight (78) cents of every dollar from the operating budget goes directly to support the instructional programs in Aurora Public Schools.

Contact Information:

Brett Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 303-365-5813, extension 28912
Email: [email protected]

Gina Lanier, Controller
Phone: 303-365-5810, extension 28921
Email: [email protected] 

Aurora Public Schools
15701 E. 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-344-8060
Fax: 303-326-1890

Colorado Department of Education Office of School Finance

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