Ballot Issue 5C

Updated on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 5:12pm

MILL LEVY OVERRIDE QUESTION 

SHALL ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $27 MILLION ANNUALLY COMMENCING IN COLLECTION YEAR 2019 AND IN EACH YEAR THEREAFTER AND INCREASED FOR INFLATION BASED ON THE ANNUAL CHANGES IN THE DENVER-BOULDER CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR GENERAL FUND PURPOSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

ATTRACTING AND RETAINING HIGH-QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF BY ALLOWING THE DISTRICT TO OFFER COMPETITIVE, MARKET-VALUE WAGES;

IMPROVING STUDENT SAFETY BY SECURING SCHOOL BUILDINGS, ENTRYWAYS, AND CLASSROOMS;

EXPANDING VOCATIONAL, JOB TRAINING, AND CAREER-FOCUSED PROGRAMS;

ALLOWING THE DISTRICT TO REDUCE CLASS SIZES AND MANAGE GROWTH;

EXPANDING COURSE OFFERINGS IN SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS LIKE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH, AS WELL AS ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND OTHER COURSES;

UPDATING TEXTBOOKS AND LEARNING MATERIALS THAT ARE OUTDATED OR DON’T MEET CURRENT ACADEMIC STANDARDS;

ANY FUNDS EXPENDED PURSUANT TO THIS QUESTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO STATE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND DISTRICT POLICIES FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY;

AND SHALL SUCH TAX INCREASE BE AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE LEVY AUTHORIZED FOR THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL FUND, PURSUANT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 22-54-108, C.R.S.; AND SHALL 3 THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

Adopted and approved by the Board of Education on August 22, 2018