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Falcon School District Bond Measure (November 2011)

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A Falcon School District Bond Measures was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Falcon school district area which is in El Paso County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 3,554 (27.36%)
  • NO 8,796 (67.64%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $85 million in order to pay for construction of a new elementary school, remodel the middle and high school facilities and make improvements to technology throughout the district as needed.[2]

School officials noted that with increased student enrollment, over crowding has become a pressing issue and the bond would would go towards alleviating that problem. If approved, the local taxes would have been increased by $1.50 per $100,000 of assessed property value. Currently the schools use modular building to deal with overcrowding, with the new buildings these would have no longer been needed.[3]

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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.[4]