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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>
 
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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A 2013 statewide measure, [[Colorado Funding for Public Schools, 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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Revision as of 15:24, 24 September 2013

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]

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]

References