Major metro school districts angling for fall tax hikes
Nancy Mitchell / EdNews Colorado
Jefferson County school board members directed Superintendent Cindy Stevenson on Thursday to craft language for a $99 million school bond issue and a $39 million increase in operating dollars for possible placement on the November ballot.
Stevenson is to present the language to the board at its June 7 meeting, when a majority of members are expected to approve placing the tax questions before voters.
If so, Jeffco would likely be the third large metro-area school district asking its citizens to increase funding for schools while they’re making their presidential picks.
Cherry Creek school board members already have approved asking voters for a $125 million school bond issue and a $25 million increase in operating dollars. And a Denver Public Schools advisory committee is meeting through June, when it’s expected to present recommendations for tax ballot questions. …see full story by EdNews Colorado
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