Ignacio School District Bond Measure (November 2011)

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An Ignacio School District Bond Measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Ignacio school district area which is in La Plata County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 524 (50.05%)Approveda
  • NO 523 (49.95%)[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $49.8 million in order to pay for construction of a new middle school, converting the current middle school to an elementary school and renovation and improvement costs throughout the district as needed.[2] School officials noted that the current facilities were inefficient, outdated and unsafe for the students. Since it was approved, repayment of the bond will add $53 per $100,000 of assessed property value per year to local taxes in the district area. Officials noted that the district currently has the lowest taxing rate in the state and hoped that residents would note this and approve the measure. Ignacio also applied for a state grant to cover part of the costs of the construction, if other districts defeat their proposed measures Ignacio could receive the additional money.[3]

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]