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Buena Vista School District Levy Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Buena Vista School District Levy Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Chaffee County, which is in Colorado, where it was approved.

This question authorized the Buena Vista School District to raise property taxes by $900,000 per year to be used for education purposes. This tax is in excess of that which is authorized for the District's general fund.[1]

Election results

Buena Vista School District Question 3B
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,805 60.99%
No1,79439.01%

Election results from Chaffee County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

SHALL BUEANA VISTA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. R-31 TAXES BE INCREASES $900,000 ANNUALLY (THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT WHICH MAY BE COLLECTED IN ANY FISCAL YEAR), BEGINNING IN TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2013 AND FOR EACH FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, BY AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE LEVY AUTHORIZED FOR THE DISTRICT'S GENERAL FUND, WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE, PURSUANT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 22-54-108, C.R.S., SUCH ADDITIONAL REVENUES TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE GENERAL FUND AND USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: RESTORE TEACHING POSITIONS AND TRAINING THAT WERE CUT AS A RESULT OF THE STATE RESCISSIONS; RESUME ACQUISITION OF TEXTBOOKS AND CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY; ADJUSTING THE DISTRICT WAGE SCALE TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE IN ORDER TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN EXCELLENT FACULTY AND STAFF; ADDRESS CRITICAL PROGRAM NEEDS; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO CLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND TEH EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF TEH COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

YES

NO[1]

Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[2]

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