DeBeque School District Levy Increase (November 2011)
This measure was defeated
- YES 107 (46.3%)
- NO 123 (53.2%)
This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $350,000 a year for a period of six years in order to further pay for upgrading technology, pay for maintenance costs and equipment needs in the district.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|SHALL DE BEQUE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 49-JT’S TAXES BE INCREASED $350,000 ANNUALLY, OR SUCH LESSER AMOUNT AS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY ANNUALLY DETERMINE, FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED SIX (6) YEARS, BY THE COLLECTION OF ADDITIONAL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE 2011-2012 BUDGET YEAR AND FOR EACH OF THE FIVE SUCCESSIVE BUDGET YEARS THEREAFTER TO AND INCLUDING THE 2016-2017 BUDGET YEAR, FOR DEPOSIT IN THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: EXPANDING CURRICULUM AND COURSE OFFERINGS; PURCHASING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY NEEDED TO IMPROVE INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY AND OPPORTUNITIES; MAINTAINING PROGRAMS AND ACCEPTABLE CLASS SIZES BY ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR FURTHER STAFF REDUCTIONS; MAINTAINING BUDGET LEVELS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT; PERFORMING DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND FUNDING NECESSARY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR FURTHER BUDGET REDUCTIONS; SUCH INCREASED REVENUES AND THE EARNINGS THEREON TO CONSTITUTE VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS?|