Cotopaxi School District Financial Transparency

The Cotopaxi School District RE-3 values open and honest communication with its many stakeholders: staff, students, parents, and taxpayers. In order to meet the requirements of Article 44, Title 22 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, The Public School Financial Transparency Act, we have posted the following items on our financial transparency webpage.

Fremont RE-3 Finance Data

Required Financial Transparency

Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-44-304

* District Adopted Budget
* District Financial Audit
Salary Schedules
Financial Data File  *FY19-20
* List of Waivers Received by the School District - 
Cotopaxi School district currently does not have any waivers from state statute.
* Standardized Description and Rationale for Each Automatic Waiver - 
does not apply to our district.
* Federal Form 990,990-EZ, or 990PF
 does not apply to our district.
* Plan for Distributing Additional Mill Levy Revenue or Statement of Intent of Distribute 
does not apply to our district.
* Other District Specific Financial Information

Financial Data File for FY20-21 is required to be posted no later than March 1st, 2022

Financial Transparency for Colorado Schools

Colorado Department of Education Office of School Finance


Cotopaxi School District has received notification as an award winner for the following grants.
CRF - FY 19-20 $277411.41 - Used for COVID-19 supplies, COVID-paraprofessionals
ESSER I - FY 20-21 $46,508 - Used for COVID-19 supplies, COVID-paraprofessionals, All staff extra duty stipend EOY
ESSER II - FY 21-24 $256,279
ESSER III - Applied, awaiting a decision


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.

Contact Information:
Amber Canterbury, Business Manager
719-942-4131 x 365

Danielle Van Esselstine, Superintendent
719-942-4131 x223

Cotopaxi Consolidated School District
345 County Road 12
PO Box 385
Cotopaxi, CO 81223
719-942-4134 (fax)