Denver Public Schools District Levy Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Denver Public Schools District Levy Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Denver County, which is in Colorado, where it was approved.

This question authorized the Denver Public Schools District to increase taxes by a the levy of 4.86 mills ($4.86 per $1,000 of assessed valuation). The first year revenue increase from this tax is $49 million and the revenue from this increase will be used for school facility and program improvements.[1]

Election results

Referred Question 3A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 180,409 68.86%
No81,57231.14%

Election results from Denver County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1) TAXES BE INCREASED BY $49 MILLION (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR DOLLAR INCREASE) ANNUALLY BY THE LEVY OF 4.86 MILLS OF ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE PURPOSE OF:

• RESTORING AND ENHANCING ART, MUSIC, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND OTHER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS • INCREASING INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES SUCH AS: TUTORING, SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION, COUNSELING, AND COMMUNITY AND PARENT ENGAGEMENT • PROVIDING COMPUTERS, CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY AND RIGOROUS CURRICULAR MATERIALS IN SUPPORT OF 21ST CENTURY LEARNING • EXPANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN?[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 Denver County Elections, Tabor Notice
  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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