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Big Sandy School District Bond Measure (November 2011)

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A Big Sandy School District Bond Measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Big Sandy school district area which is in Elbert and El Paso Counties.

This measure was approved in both counties.
Elbert

  • YES 312 Approveda
  • NO 231[1]

El Paso

  • YES 92 (54.12%)Approveda
  • NO 78 (47.78%)[2]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $2.9 million in order to pay for a new K-12 school building, update technology and health and safety issues throughout the district including energy efficiency upgrades.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL BIG SANDY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 100J DEBT BE INCREASED $2,900,663, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $5,100,000, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $255,000 ANNUALLY, TO PROVIDE MATCHING MONEYS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE UNDER THE BUILDING EXCELLENT SCHOOLS TODAY (“BEST”) PROGRAM IN THE ANTICIPATED AMOUNT OF $23,666,487 (WHICH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF THIS BALLOT ISSUE AND WHICH SHALL NOT REQUIRE REPAYMENT), FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

• ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING A NEW PK-12 SCHOOL FACILITY TO ADDRESS HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES, IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY, IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, ADDRESS AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE AND PROVIDE A 21ST CENTURY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.[4]

Current Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[5]

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