Platte Valley School District Tax Increase, 3A (November 2009)
The measure sought to increase taxes in the school district, add to the property taxes of residents by about $38.16 on average. This would continue the mill override that was approved by voters in 2005, keeping the extra money coming into the school district. As with other districts, according to officials, the money is needed to keep the schools running, to keep programs and to help with costs at the schools. The money would also be used for the teachers salaries and maintaining smaller class sizes. The money would go into the general school district fund and be used as needed by the schools.
The measure was approved.
The ballot language read as follows:
Shall Weld County School District No. RE-7 (Platte Valley School District) taxes be increased up to a maximum of $1,974,045 annually, to extend for a five-year period voter authorization for additional district property tax support which is to expire in tax collection year 2010, through a property tax to be levied at a rate sufficient to produce the maximum amount permitted pursuant to section 22-54-108 of the Colorado Revised Statutes but in no event greater than the annual dollar amount specified above, for the purpose of continuing to provide funds to:
- maintain competitive teacher and classified staff salaries and benefits along with funding for training programs
- maintain class sizes that enhance student learning, and
- increase student achievement by improving educational programs and providing materials,
Which taxes shall be deposited into the general fund of the district, shall be in addition to the property taxes that otherwise would be levied for the general fund and shall constitute a voter-approved revenue change?