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Roaring Fork School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Roaring Fork School District Levy Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Roaring Fork school district which is in Pitkin and Eagle Counties.

This measure was approved in both counties.
Eagle

  • YES 1,025 (64.1%)Approveda
  • NO 574 (35.9%)[1]

Pitkin

  • YES 597 (58%)Approveda
  • NO 441 (42%)[2]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy in order to further pay for maintaining teaching positions and school programs as well as maintaining facilities and upgrade technology as needed.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL ROARING FORK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. RE-1 TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $4.8 MILLION ANNUALLY THROUGH A PROPERTY TAX OVERRIDE MILL LEVY IMPOSED AT A RATE SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED ABOVE, TO MITIGATE CURRENT AND FUTURE BUDGET CUTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING TO PROVIDE A HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION THAT HELPS PREPARE STUDENTS FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BY, PRESERVING SMALL CLASS SIZES, ATTRACTING AND RETAINING QUALITY STAFF, PROVIDING QUALITY TEXTS, TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING, AND MATERIALS, AND PRESERVING SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR KIDS[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]

References

  1. Eagle County Clerk, Unofficial Election Results
  2. Pitkin County Elections Unofficial November Election Results
  3. Eagle County Clerk's Office, November Sample Ballot
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Colorado Amendment 66