Durango R-9 School District Levy Increase (November 2010)
This measure was approved
- YES 8,463 (56.18%)
- NO 6,600 (43.82%)
This measure sought to add an increased levy to local property taxes at a rate which would add $3.2 million a year to the district budget. The money would go towards re-establishing cut programs and services the district made for the 2011 school year.
Before the decision by the board was made to ask for this levy increase, a survey was completed to see if residents would support the measure. Board members said they hoped to gauge the reaction to increased taxes and gauge the support for schools. The survey results were positive and supportive of the tax, thus board members decided to go ahead with formulating a ballot question for November.