Aurora Public School District Levy Increase Question (November 2012)
This question authorized the Aurora Public School District to increase property taxes by $15 million in 2013 and by 8.7 mills ($8.7 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) in subsequent years. This additional revenue would fund efforts to increase student achievement, graduation rates and student safety.
|Aurora Public School Question 3C|
Election results from Adams County, Unofficial Election Results Summary and Arapaho County, Unofficial Election Results Summary.
Text of measure
Language on the ballot:
|“||SHALL JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 28J (AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS) TAXES BE INCREASED $15 MILLION IN 2013 AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS AS MAY BE GENERATED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY OF NOT TO EXCEED 8.7 MILLS, FOR GENERAL FUND PURPOSES RELATING TO INCREASING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, GRADUATION RATES AND STUDENT SAFETY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
RECOVERING A PORTION OF THE REDUCED STATE FUNDING TO BE USED FOR READING, WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND MORE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICES;
RECOVERING A PORTION OF REDUCED STATE FUNDING TO BE USED FOR INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT AND CURRICULUM MATERIALS WHICH AID IN PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS;
RECRUITING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF TO PROVIDE FOR SMALLER CLASS SIZES, INCREASED GRADUATION RATES, AND LOWER DROPOUT RATES;
BY AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE LEVY AUTHORIZED FOR THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND, WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE, PURSUANT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 22-54-108, C.R.S., SUCH ADDITIONAL TAXES TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE GENERAL FUND; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?
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