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A '''Douglas County School Levy Override''' 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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A '''Douglas County School Levy Override''' 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 levy override for the county schools in order to help pay for performance of teachers at the schools. The levy override would be at a cost of $29 million a year. The purpose of the levy would be to pay those teachers who have higher performance rates in the hopes to encourage excellent teachings in the 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''' 21,677 (42.64%)
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* '''NO''' 29,159 (57.36%){{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''' 107
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* '''NO''' 428 {{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 levy override for the county schools in order to help pay for performance of teachers at the schools. The levy override would be at a cost of $29 million a year. The purpose of the levy would have been to pay those teachers who have higher performance rates in the hopes to encourage excellent teachings in the 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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Revision as of 15:52, 13 October 2012

A Douglas County School Levy Override measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in Elbert and Douglas Counties.

This measure was defeated
Douglas

  • YES 21,677 (42.64%)
  • NO 29,159 (57.36%)Defeatedd[1]

Elbert

  • YES 107
  • NO 428 Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to issue a levy override for the county schools in order to help pay for performance of teachers at the schools. The levy override would be at a cost of $29 million a year. The purpose of the levy would have been to pay those teachers who have higher performance rates in the hopes to encourage excellent teachings in the 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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