2022 Ballot Measure 4A

  • On August 22, 2022, the 91社区-Evans School District 6 Board of Education voted 5-2 to approve ballot language for November 2022 that would renew the 2017 Mill Levy Override scheduled to sunset in 2023. The continuation of this 10 mill levy will fund essential operations and programs in District 6 that support student growth and achievement.

     

    This is not a tax increase but a continuation of the existing tax. The Mill Levy Override approved in 2017 is an important local funding source for District 6. Based on property values, this MLO provides about $20 million in funding annually. 

     

    Download the MLO Renewal informational flyer, including pros and cons.

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  • THE MILL LEVY OVERRIDE FUNDS:
  • CAREER READINESS
    • Strengthen career-focus learning, vocational and technical education, and workforce readiness programs, including upgrading facilities for these programs
    • Continue funding concurrent enrollment for students through Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado
    • Continue funding Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests
  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT
    • Continue after school and summer school programs
    • Update textbooks and digital curriculum
    • Update classroom and staff technology
    • Update and replace computers and infrastructure on a regular rotation
    • Support AVID program in elementary and K-8 schools
    • Continue school counselor and social worker positions
    • Continue District 6 Online Learning Academy
    • Fund Attendance Advocate and Parent and Family Advocate positions
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
    • Security cameras at elementary and K-8 schools
    • continued upgrades to locks, hardware and badges
    • Replace aging buses
    • Window repair and replacement
    • Roof maintenance
    • Enhance security technology
  • COMPETITIVE WORKFORCE
    • Continue to adjust hourly employee salaries to meet market demands
    • Attract and retain quality educators to meet market demand and to maintain class sizes
  • CHARTER SCHOOLS
    • Charter schools will receive an equal portion of Mill Levy Override revenues based on student count
  • CONTINUATION OF THE MLO

Arguments For

    • Not a tax increase; maintains current 10 mills of property tax
    • Funding will allow continued development of career pathways for students
    • In a highly competitive employment market, District 6 must be able to maintain wages to hire qualified staff and maintain class sizes
    • Upgrades to school security are constantly needed
    • Technology and textbooks need regular updates
    • Tax will sunset in 10 years
    • District 6 has been an excellent steward of the taxes it has already collected, and used the money as it said it would

Arguments Against

    • This measure is a tax on commercial and residential property, both of which have seen significant increases in value in recent years
    • K-12 education is getting more funding from state and federal government and doesn't need this tax
    • District 6 should cut its budget rather than collect this tax
    • Property owners will have to pay this tax an additional 10 years
    • It is the responsibility of the state to fund public education, not the responsibility of local property owners