Prairie School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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

This measure was approved

  • YES 180 (82.19%)Approveda
  • NO 39 (17.81%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $3.4 million for the year in order to further pay for constructing a new k-12 grade building and renovating and repairing current facilities throughout the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. RE-11 DEBT BE INCREASED $3,457,066, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $6,000,000, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $300,000 ANNUALLY, TO PROVIDE A REQUIRED LOCAL CONTRIBUTION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WHICH IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE REPAID UNDER THE BUILDING EXCELLENT SCHOOLS TODAY (BEST) ACT (WHICH STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE ANTICIPATED AMOUNT OF $13,021,851 IS CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF THIS BALLOT ISSUE), TO FINANCE THE COST OF:• CONSTRUCTING A NEW PREKINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE SCHOOL TO REPLACE THE EXISTING SCHOOL BUILDING, • RENOVATING AND REPAIRING THE EXISTING GYM FOR USE AS A PRACTICE AREA/CAFETERIA/AUDITORIUM, AND • MAKING NECESSARY BUILDING CODE, HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.[3]

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.[4]

References

  1. Weld County Clerk, Unofficial Election Results
  2. Weld County Clerk, November Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Colorado Amendment 66