FINAL ORDERS The State Board of Education on Wednesday voted on final orders for several schools and stated that they retained their authority to revisit the plans if the schools don’t improve. Chalkbeat Colorado

SCHOOL FINANCE  The state’s public schools made some inroads this year and will see on average an additional $242 per student next year. Chalkbeat Colorado, Gazette

School districts will have to share funding from local, voter-approved taxes with their charter schools. Denver PostGazette

ALSO FROM THE LEGISLATURE The bill to help schools test for lead also passed. Denver Post

SKIPPING THE BUS Nearly 100 schools across the state participated in Bike to School Day on Wednesday. 9News 

INPUT Three finalists for the superintendent job in Garfield schools were announced Wednesday and had a chance to meet with the public. Post-Independent

INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP A Jeffco teacher was found dead a day after she was accused of having inappropriate relationship with a middle school student. Denver Post