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Brighton School District Levy Addition (November 2011)
This measure was defeated in both counties.
- YES 5,319 (42.33%)
- NO 7,246 (57.67%)
- YES 55 (33.95%)
- NO 107 (66.05%)
This measure sought to add to the current school levy by a rate of 6.3 mills in order to help pay for additional teachers who were previously let go as well as upgrading technology throughout the district. A previous levy asked in 2010 failed to gain support and supporters of this measure were hopeful that residents would see the needs of the students and support the additional funding.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|SHALL BRIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27J’S TAXES BE INCREASED $4.8 MILLION ANNUALLY BY A LEVY OF 6.3 MILLS IN THE 2011-2012 BUDGET YEAR AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNT IS RAISED BY A LEVY OF 6.3 MILLS IN EACH BUDGET YEAR THEREAFTER, BUT IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH TAX INCREASE BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 22-54-108, C.R.S., BY THE COLLECTION OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES FOR DEPOSIT IN THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: MAINTAINING REASONABLE CLASS SIZES BY RECRUITING AND RETAINING HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF;PURCHASING AND MAINTAINING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE TECHNOLOGY BASED ITEMS, TO SUPPORT THE INSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS; REDUCING ACADEMIC AND TRANSPORTATION FEES.|
- Adams County Elections, Unofficial November Election Results
- Weld County Clerk, Unofficial Election Results
- The Denver Post, "Brighton parents begin push for school district's mill-levy ballot measure," September 10, 2011
- Adams County Elections, November Sample Ballot (dead link)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Colorado Amendment 66