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Aurora Public School District Levy Increase Question (November 2012)

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An Aurora Public School District Levy Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Adams and Arapahoe counties, which are in Colorado, where it was approved.

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.[1]

Election results

Aurora Public School Question 3C
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 36,717 55.76%
No29,13544.24%

Election results from Adams County, Unofficial Election Results Summary and Arapaho County, Unofficial Election Results Summary.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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?

Yes No

[1]

Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[2]

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