Elbert School District Superintendent Kelli Loflin celebrates election victory with children around the school's flag pole. 

“Grateful” and “thrilled” were the two words repeatedly echoed by school leaders as they described how they felt late Tuesday night. That’s because voters across the state gave the nod to just under a billion dollars in spending for public schools in a couple of dozen districts.  Big districts like Denver, Cherry Creek and JeffCo all passed their measures. As part of our Colorado Votes election coverage, host Ryan Warner talks with CPR’s education reporter Jenny Brundin about how schools fared in Tuesday night’s election.

[Photo: Tama Peck]

Colorado School Finance Project (results for all election-related measures)