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bond and mill levy
Updated November 7, 2018
In a nail-biter, Westminster school district voters narrowly support education tax measure
The district’s $9.9 million request would pay to raise teacher salaries, make safety improvements, and expand career and vocational programs.
Updated November 6, 2018
Voters approve Aurora school district tax measure with significant support
In Aurora, voters are deciding on 5A, a local school tax measure that would pay for teacher raises and after school programs among other things.
October 25, 2018
What you need to know as you vote on Colorado school tax requests
Aurora, Westminster, Adams 12, and other districts are asking voters to raise local taxes for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide measure for education.
October 24, 2018
Colorado school districts seek voter support for school safety and mental health resources
Of 29 districts asking voters to increase local taxes, at least 19 have safety projects a priority if measures are approved.
recruitment and retention
October 18, 2018
School districts counting on public support for higher teacher pay to pass new tax increases
Most school districts asking voters to approve local tax increases this November want to raise teacher pay.
August 24, 2018
Higher teacher pay and more school safety are up for a vote with November tax requests
Voters will have to decide on a statewide tax proposal, and in several communities, also on local measures.
September 7, 2017
Colorado school districts taking another shot at tax measures after past defeats
Almost 20 school districts will be asking voters for a tax increase this November looking to find more funds for higher staff pay and new technology.
DPS bond and mill
November 8, 2016
Denver voters approve tax measures to support schools
A $56.6 million mill levy override and a $572 million bond issue were passing with about two-thirds of the vote, according to preliminary results.
November 7, 2016
What’s the difference between a school bond and a mill levy? We explain.
School bond requests help districts pay off debt taken on for capital projects while mill levy overrides have less restrictions on their use.
October 17, 2016
Teachers coaching teachers: Denver Public Schools wants tax money to expand program
A $56.6 million tax increase, or mill levy override, Denver voters will consider next month includes $9.8 million for that purpose.
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