Future Mill Levy Override Funding Priorities
 

Greeley-Evans School District 6 is seeking to continue its 2017 Mill Levy Override, which expires 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.

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Career Readiness

  • Strengthen career-focus learning, technical education and workforce readiness programs, including upgrading facilities for these programs

  • Provide industry certificates for students

  • Continue funding concurrent enrollment for students at Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado

  • Continue funding Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests

Safety and Security

  • Security cameras at elementary and K-8 schools

  • Continued upgrade to locks, hardware and badges

  • Replace aging buses

  • Window repair and replacement as needed

  • Roof maintenance

Competitive Workforce

  • Continue to adjust hourly employee salaries to meet market demands

  • Continue to adjust educator salaries to meet market demand and to maintain class sizes

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 basis

  • Support AVID program in elementary and K-8 schools

  • Continue school counselor and social worker positions

  • Continue District 6 Online Academy

Charter Schools

  • Charter schools will receive an equal portion of Mill Levy Override revenues based on student count.

Ballot Language

WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES, SHALL THE EXISTING VOTER-APPROVED 10-MILL LEVY OF WELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 6, SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE IN 2023, BE EXTENDED THROUGH 2033 (FOR COLLECTION IN 2034) WHEN THE TAX WILL SUNSET, TO BE EXPENDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, WHICH INCLUDE:

 

  • PROVIDING COMPETITIVE, MARKET-VALUE WAGES TO ENSURE SCHOOLS HAVE QUALITY SUPPORT STAFF LIKE CUSTODIANS, BUS DRIVERS, AND FOOD SERVICE WORKERS;

  • PROVIDING ADEQUATE STAFF TO MAINTAIN CLASS SIZES AND LOWER THEM WHEN POSSIBLE;

  • STRENGTHENING CAREER-FOCUSED LEARNING, TECHNICAL EDUCATION, AND WORKFORCE READINESS PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS UPGRADING FACILITIES FOR THESE PROGRAMS;

  • PRESERVING THE PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS ANY STUDENT TO ENROLL IN COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES AT AIMS AND UNC AT NO COST TO THEIR FAMILIES; 

  • PROVIDING NECESSARY UPDATES TO STUDENT TEXTBOOKS, LEARNING MATERIALS, AND CURRICULUM;

  • MAINTENANCE ON FACILITIES;

  • CONTINUED UPGRADES TO SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES, INCLUDING STAFF TRAINING; AND

  • ALLOCATING MILL LEVY OVERRIDE REVENUES BASED ON STUDENT COUNT TO DISTRICT CHARTER SCHOOLS AUTHORIZED AS OF JULY 1ST 2022. 


WITH THE REQUIREMENTS THAT THE DISTRICT WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN ANNUAL, THIRD-PARTY AUDIT AND THAT SPENDING SHALL BE OVERSEEN BY AN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE OF DISTRICT RESIDENTS.  AND SHALL 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 AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?  

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