Kiowa School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Kiowa School District Levy Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Kiowa school district area which is in Elbert County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 327
  • NO 459 Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $150,000 a year in order to repay bond debts, which was used to build a new elementary and high school in the district, as well as pay for roof repairs, technology upgrades and drainage repairs throughout the district.[2]

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 ELBERT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT C-2 TAXES BE INCREASED $150,000 IN 2012 (THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT WHICH MAY BE COLLECTED IN ANY YEAR ABOVE THE 2011 TAX COLLECTIONS) AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 31, 2021, BY CONTINUING TO COLLECT THE AMOUNT CURRENTLY IMPOSED BY THE DISTRICT FOR PAYMENT OF DEBT SERVICE ON ITS 1997 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS ISSUED FOR BUILDING THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL GYM, WHICH WILL NO LONGER BE IMPOSED OR COLLECTED AFTER 2011, SUCH TAX TO BE AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX LEVY IMPOSED PURSUANT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 22-54-108, C.R.S.; PROVIDED THAT THE DISTRICT SHALL EXPEND THESE ADDITIONAL TAXES FOR GENERAL EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: • REPAIR LEAKING ROOFS ON DISTRICT BUILDINGS • CORRECT DRAINAGE TO PREVENT FURTHER FLOODING AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO DISTRICT BUILDINGS • INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY INTO EVERY CLASSROOM AND SHALL THE REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND ANY EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

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.[3]

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