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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
- 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.
- 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.