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Summit County School District Levy Increase (November 2010)

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A Summit County School District Levy Increase measure appeared on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Summit County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 6,046 (63.0%)Approveda
  • NO 3,547 (37.0%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the local school levy to generate $2.1 million in anticipation of future lost revenues from levies that were ending and because of the potential losses at the state level. The revenue raised by the measure was set aside for general operational and maintenance costs of the school district.[2] In 2010 a school levy which was scheduled to expire that year therefore, with the approval of the proposed levy the measure would not increase local property taxes, but just continue the current tax rate. On average, homeowners were estimated to pay $40 a year in taxes for the school district.[3]

Supporters for the measure held meetings to try and garner support from other residents. Meetings were seen as the best way to get information to residents about the issue, what the school needed and how their taxes would be affected. Supporters said they hoped to help the schools by getting as much information out.[4]

Additional reading

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.[5]

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