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Weld County School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Weld County School District Levy Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Weld county school district area which is in Weld County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 655 (36.13%)
  • NO 1,158 (63.87%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $1.8 million for the year in order to further pay for general fund needs in the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL WELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1 TAXES BE INCREASED BY $1,837,327.00 DOLLARS FOR THE 2011-2012 BUDGET YEAR, AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE COLLECTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF A MILL LEVY WHICH GENERATES REVENUE, WHICH TOGETHER WITH THE REVENUES PRODUCED BY PREVIOUS VOTER AUTHORIZED TAX INCREASES OF THE DISTRICT UNDER C.R.S. §22-54-108 IS NOT GREATER THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT’S TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING PLUS SUPPLEMENTAL COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT, TO BE USED FOR GENERAL FUND PURPOSES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:ƒ RESTORING CRITICAL FUNDING DUE TO BUDGET CUTS;ƒ MITIGATING FUTURE BUDGET CUTS;ƒ MAINTAINING OR REDUCING CLASS SIZE IN ALL GRADES;ƒ RECRUITING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL AND SUPPORT STAFF; RESTORING DISCONTINUED AND REDUCED INTERVENTION PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ALL GRADES; RESTORING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS TO TRAIN STAFF[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]

References

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