Weld County School District RE-8 Levy Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Weld County School District RE-8 Levy Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Weld County, which is in Colorado, where it was approved.

This question authorized the Weld increase property taxes by $1.4 million per year for seven years in order to fund school operations.[1]

Election results

Weld School District RE-8 Question 3B
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,615 57.05%
No1,96942.95%

Election results from Weld County Summary of Election Results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL WELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-8 (FORT LUPTON SCHOOLS) TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $1.4 MILLION ANNUALLY, THROUGH EXTENSION FOR AN ADDITIONAL SEVEN-YEAR PERIOD OF A 2006 ELECTOR AUTHORIZED TAX WHICH IS TO EXPIRE (WITH 2020 TO BE THE LAST COLLECTION YEAR FOR THE RENEWED SEVEN-YEAR TAX EXTENSION), TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND FOR EDUCATION PURPOSES AND SUBJECT TO ANNUAL CITIZEN FINANCE COMMITTEE REVIEW AND MONITORING OF EXPENDITURES, TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO:

• ATTRACT, TRAIN AND RETAIN HIGH-QUALITY TEACHERS, SUPPORT STAFF, AND EMPLOYEES IN ORDER TO BE COMPETITIVE WITH SURROUNDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS,

THROUGH A PROPERTY TAX TO BE LEVIED AT A RATE SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED ABOVE, WHICH TAXES SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO PROPERTY TAXES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE LEVIED FOR THE GENERAL FUND AND SHALL CONSTITUTE A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?

YES

NO[1][2]

Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would have authorized the state of Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding. It was defeated, however.[3]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weld County Elections, Sample Ballot
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Colorado Amendment 66



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