Bethune School District R-5

145 W. 3rd Ave., P. O. Box 127

Bethune, CO 80805


Financial Transparency

(Commencing July 1, 2011)

The Bethune School District R5 Informational Summary

The Bethune School District R-5 is located in Kit Carson County. The District owns 3 school buildings, 1 dwelling, and 2 support sites with a replacement value of $6,026,773.00. District R-5 provides services for approximately 130 students this year (11/12) and employs over 30 teachers, education support professionals, and administrators.

The Bethune School District R-5 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 webpages:

Click one of the below links to view the relevant information:

District Adopted Budget

District Financial Audit

Quarterly Financial Statements

Salary Schedules or Policies

Downloadable Accounts Payable Check Registers

Downloadable Credit, Debit and Purchase Card Statements

Downloadable Investment Performance Reports

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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.

To contact us:

Shila Adolf, Superintendent

Phone: 719-346-7513


Teresa Hopson, Business Manager

Phone: 719-346-7513


For Further Information:

Colorado Department of Education Website

Financial Transparency