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Brighton School District Levy Addition (November 2011)

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A Brighton School District Levy Addition measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Brighton school district area which is in Adams and Weld Counties.

This measure was defeated in both counties.
Adams

  • YES 5,319 (42.33%)
  • NO 7,246 (57.67%)Defeatedd[1]

Weld

  • YES 55 (33.95%)
  • NO 107 (66.05%)Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to add to the current school levy by a rate of 6.3 mills in order to help pay for additional teachers who were previously let go as well as upgrading technology throughout the district. A previous levy asked in 2010 failed to gain support and supporters of this measure were hopeful that residents would see the needs of the students and support the additional funding.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

SHALL BRIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27J’S TAXES BE INCREASED $4.8 MILLION ANNUALLY BY A LEVY OF 6.3 MILLS IN THE 2011-2012 BUDGET YEAR AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNT IS RAISED BY A LEVY OF 6.3 MILLS IN EACH BUDGET YEAR THEREAFTER, BUT IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH TAX INCREASE BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 22-54-108, C.R.S., BY THE COLLECTION OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES FOR DEPOSIT IN THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: MAINTAINING REASONABLE CLASS SIZES BY RECRUITING AND RETAINING HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF;PURCHASING AND MAINTAINING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE TECHNOLOGY BASED ITEMS, TO SUPPORT THE INSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS; REDUCING ACADEMIC AND TRANSPORTATION FEES.[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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