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A '''Douglas County School Bond Measure''' will be on the [[November 1, 2011 ballot measures in Colorado|November 1, 2011]] ballot in [[Douglas County, Colorado ballot measures|Douglas County]].
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{{template:school bonds and taxes}}A '''Douglas County School Bond Measure''' was on the [[November 1, 2011 ballot measures in Colorado|November 1, 2011]] ballot in [[Elbert County, Colorado ballot measures|Elbert]] and [[Douglas County, Colorado ballot measures|Douglas Counties]].
  
This measure seeks to issue a bond in the amount of $200 million in order to pay for capital improvement projects for the county schools. At a recently held public meeting, residents commented that they would not support such a measure if school vouchers were still in place and most of the money still went to private schools.<ref>[http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/castlerock/news/douglas-county-board-of-education-approves-putting-tax-initiatives-on/article_77cd9b34-d67e-5de2-b71c-179568066ecd.html ''Castle Rock news Press'', "Douglas County Board of Education approves putting tax initiatives on ballot," August 31, 2011]</ref>
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This measure was '''defeated'''<br>
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Douglas
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* '''YES''' 20,080 (40.59%)
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* '''NO''' 29,391 (59.41%){{defeated}}<ref>[http://www.douglas.co.us/clerk/elections/documents/2011_cumulative.pdf ''Douglas County Clerk'', November Election Results]</ref>
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Elbert
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* '''YES''' 99
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* '''NO''' 441 {{Defeated}}<ref>[http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/index.php ''Elbert County Home'', Unofficial Election Results]</ref>
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This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $200 million in order to pay for capital improvement projects for the county schools. At a recently held public meeting, residents commented that they would not support such a measure if school vouchers were still in place and most of the money still went to private schools.<ref>[http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/castlerock/news/douglas-county-board-of-education-approves-putting-tax-initiatives-on/article_77cd9b34-d67e-5de2-b71c-179568066ecd.html ''Castle Rock news Press'', "Douglas County Board of Education approves putting tax initiatives on ballot," August 31, 2011]</ref>
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==External links==
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* [http://www.cosfp.org/HomeFiles/Ballot_Measure_2011_Elections_DRAFT.pdf ''Colorado School Finance Project'', Ballot Measure 2011 Elections]
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==Current Statewide==
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A 2013 statewide measure, [[Colorado Tax Increase for Education, Amendment 66 (2013)|Amendment 66]], would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.<ref>[http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Colorado_Funding_for_Public_Schools,_Amendment_66_(2013)#Reports_and_analyses Colorado Amendment 66]</ref>
  
 
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A Douglas County School Bond Measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in Elbert and Douglas Counties.

This measure was defeated
Douglas

  • YES 20,080 (40.59%)
  • NO 29,391 (59.41%)Defeatedd[1]

Elbert

  • YES 99
  • NO 441 Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $200 million in order to pay for capital improvement projects for the county schools. At a recently held public meeting, residents commented that they would not support such a measure if school vouchers were still in place and most of the money still went to private schools.[3]

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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]

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