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Required Financial Transparency

Colorado Financial Transparency

Public School Financial Transparency Act 

List of Waivers Received by the Charter School
Waivers granted:
As per House Bill 17-1375, charter schools are required to report a list of their state waivers from state statute, along with their replacement plan/s for all non-automatic waivers from state stature. This is necessary as it supports best practices around transparency, and is a new and immediate requirement as specified by the passage of this House Bill, which concerns mil levy equalization for charter schools.

The waivers which Ross Montessori has been granted are:

Federal Form 990
Ross Montessori School is not required to have a 501(c)(3) as it is a government entity. The School chose to operate a Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) for 100% of their fundraising activities as allowed by law.

Other Charter School-Specific Financial Information
The adopted budget, financial audit, and salary schedules must be posted or updated within 60 days after completion or receipt of the applicable report, statement or document. The list of waivers must be updated or posted within 30 days after a waiver is revoked or a new waiver is granted.
Charter schools are not required to post a financial data file as the charter school's data is incorporated into the school district's posted financial data file.

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.

Ross Montessori School is a public charter school authorized by Colorado Charter School Institutes. Ross Montessori School's 21,000 sq ft building sits on close to three acres of land in the town of Carbondale in Garfield County Colorado. The facility was designed and constructed through a USDA rural development loan for approximately $7.3 million.

Ross Montessori School provides Montessori education to 284 students for the 2018-2019 school year and employs approximately 35 teachers, support professionals, and administrators.

Contact Information:

Sonya Hemmen
Head of School

Ross Montessori School

109 Lewies Lane
Carbondale, CO 81623
Erik Kushto
School Board Treasurer

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