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Greeley-Evans School District mill levy, 2009

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A Greeley-Evans School District mill levy appeared on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Weld County for voters in the City of Evans and Greeley.

The measure proposed implementing an extra 16 mills in property taxes, approximately $193 extra per year for those owning a $152,000 house - the average property value. The levy is expected to generate about $16 million in new revenue.[1]

On Monday, August 10, 2009 the school board approved the measure for the November ballot.

Election results

The measure was defeated.[2]

District 6, Issue 3A
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 11,902 66.04%
Yes 6,120 33.96%
Total votes 18,022 100.00%
Voter turnout NA%


Ballot summary

If approved, new revenue would be used as follows:

  • Instructional resources (textbooks and technology upgrades) - $6 million
  • Academic programs such as the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs, magnet programs and expansion of all-day kindergarten - $5 million
  • School safety and security (installation of security cameras and more security guards) - $3 million
  • Transportation (new buses and maintenance) - $2 million[3]

Currently, this school district is one of the lowest funded of the state, dropping to 170th of 178 when taking into account how much money should be spent on each child in the schools. It is also one of the lowest in money per pupil that is allocated by the state. Advocates say that this tax increase is greatly needed but proponents state the same argument of recession not being the ideal time to impose further taxes on citizens.[4]

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