Greeley-Evans School District mill levy, 2009
The measure proposed implementing an extra 16 mills in property taxes, approximately $193 extra per year for those owning a $152,000 house - the average property value. The levy is expected to generate about $16 million in new revenue.
On Monday, August 10, 2009 the school board approved the measure for the November ballot.
The measure was defeated.
|District 6, Issue 3A|
If approved, new revenue would be used as follows:
- Instructional resources (textbooks and technology upgrades) - $6 million
- Academic programs such as the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs, magnet programs and expansion of all-day kindergarten - $5 million
- School safety and security (installation of security cameras and more security guards) - $3 million
- Transportation (new buses and maintenance) - $2 million
Currently, this school district is one of the lowest funded of the state, dropping to 170th of 178 when taking into account how much money should be spent on each child in the schools. It is also one of the lowest in money per pupil that is allocated by the state. Advocates say that this tax increase is greatly needed but proponents state the same argument of recession not being the ideal time to impose further taxes on citizens.
- The Tribune, "Campaign for mill levy focuses on betterment of District 6," August 2, 2009
- Weld County, "November 3, 2009 election results," accessed November 9, 2009
- The Tribune, "District 6 asks for property tax increase," August 11, 2009
- The Tribune, "Re-7 funding advocates cite low costs," October 19, 2009 (dead link)