Park School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Park School District Levy Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Park school district area which is in Larimer and Boulder Counties.

This measure was defeated in both counties.
Boulder

  • YES 92 (40.35%)
  • NO 136 (59.65%)Defeatedd[1]

Larimer

  • YES 1,880 (47.09%)
  • NO 2,112 (52.91%)Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy in order to further pay for restoring school programs, class sizes, capital projects and upgrading technology throughout the district.[3]

Text of measure

Question 4A

The question on the ballot:

SHALL PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R‐3 TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $750,000 ANNUALLY FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, ‐ REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SALARY AND BENEFITS PAID TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF, ‐ RESTORE FUNDING FROM RECURRING BUDGETARY REDUCTIONS IN THE AREAS OF: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE, AND CAPITAL PROJECTS, AND ‐ REDUCE THE NEED TO SPEND THE DISTRICT RESERVE FUND BALANCE TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR K‐12 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.[4]

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.[5]

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