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Bayfield School District Levy Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Bayfield School District Levy Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Archuleta and La Plata Counties, which are in Colorado, where it was approved.

This question authorized the Bayfield Schol District to increase property taxes by 4 mills ($4 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) in order to improve schools and school services in the district. The first year revenue from this tax is $1.2 million.[1]

Election results

Bayfield School District Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 5,226 56.25%
No4,06543.75%

Election results from Durango Herald Election Results Summary and La Plata County Current Election Results Summary.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL BAYFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10 JT-R TAXES BE INCREASED $1,200,000 ANNUALLY (SUCH DOLLAR AMOUNT BEING THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND THEREAFTER BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY FROM AN OVERRIDE MILL LEVY IMPOSED AT A RATE OF FOUR (4) MILLS FOR THE PURPOSE OF, AMONG OTHER THINGS,

• PROVIDING COMPETITIVE SALARIES AND BENEFITS TO ATIRACT AND RETAIN HIGH QUALITY STAFFING OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASSES AND PROGRAMS,

• EXPANDING PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A CURRICULUM RESPONSIVE TO STUDENTS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION NEEDS, IMPROVING TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF,

• ADDRESSING DEFERRED MAINTENANCE PROJECTS, SUCH AS ROOF REPAIRS AND BOILER REPLACEMENT, AND OFFSETTING REDUCTIONS IN STATE FUNDING

PROVIDED THAT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT RAISED FROM THE OVERRIDE MILL LEVY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PERMITTED UNDER C.R.S. §22-54-10B, WITH SUCH TAX INCREASE TO BE IN ADDITION TO THE PROPERTY TAXES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE LEVIED FOR THE GENERAL FUND AND TO CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY?

YES

NO[1][2]

Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[3]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 County Elections, Bayfield Sample Ballot
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Colorado Amendment 66



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