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School District Name Codes

What the Codes Mean

This is the list of letter codes appearing in Colorado school district names.

  • Re, RE, R – Reorganized
  • RD – Reorganized/Deconsolidated
  • C – Consolidated
  • J, Jt, (J) – Joint, crosses county lines
  • RJ, REJ, Jt-R – Reorganized Joint

Notes

  • If there is no letter, it means the district was never reorganized or consolidated with other districts.
  • Some district names were a combination of the consolidating districts.
  • Some school district numbers were a combination of the consolidating districts.

More History:

  • 1935 Study by College of Business, CU – There were over 2000 school districts. The need to reorganize was recognized. Districts were elementary, secondary, or union school districts.
  • 1949 – 1st reorganization bill HB900 – Permissive consolidation, the “C” designation was applied.
  • 1953 Major reorganization act – The “R” label was applied.
  • 1959 – created a county process establishing a committee that had to develop a reorganization plan and then each district got to vote on whether or not to accept it – and if consolidated, an “Re” label was applied.