2017 Mill Levy Override Recap and Impact

Recap of 2017 Mill Levy Override Election
  • November 2017: Voters approved 10 mill Mill Levy Override for Greeley-Evans School District 6 by a vote of 59.18% for and 40.81% against. This will raise approximately $14 million annually for seven years
     

  • December 2017: Board of Education certified the new mill levy for District 6
     

  • January 2018: District 6 began receiving revenue from Mill Levy Override

Mill Levy Override 2017
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Video courtesy of Greeley-Evans School District 6 YouTube Channel

Impact of the previous Mill Levy Override Election

Safety and Security

2021-2022

  • Purchase 6 new, 71-passenger buses and 1 new 34-passenger bus

  • Continuation of Building Automated Systems Control Project

  • Partial roof replacements at Jackson Elementary, Maplewood Elementary and Romero Academy 4-8 campus

  • Parking lot improvements at some schools during summer of 2022

  • New transportation routing software to replace antiquated system

  • Multi-purpose ID cards for students, that will allow them to have one card for lunch, media checkout, transportation, event entrance and more

  • Additional phones and licenses were purchased for new school sites and classroom additions from 2019 Bond Projects

  • Radios for new buses; replacement radios for some buses

 
2020-2021

  • Roof replacements at Bella Romero Academy 4-8 Campus, Heath Middle School, Jackson Elementary School, Maplewood Elementary School and Northridge High School

  • HVAC and asbestos abatement at schools as needed

  • Installation of additional security cameras at Northridge High School, Greeley Central High School, Early College Academy and Prairie Heights Middle School

  • Raptor visitor, volunteer and crisis management system

  • Additional campus monitors at high schools; a new campus monitor at McAuliffe STEM Academy due to enrollment exceeding 900

 

2019-2020

  • Install security cameras at Brentwood, Franklin, Heath and Prairie Heights middle schools and Jefferson Junior High School. Improve phones and communication radios district-wide

  • Continue to install and update locking systems at all District 6 buildings and updating badges for employees

  • Implement visitor and volunteer management system through Raptor Technologies

  • Install improved communications equipment including phones and radios at all District 6 buildings
     

2018-2019

  • Install security cameras at Northridge, Greeley West, Greeley Central and Jefferson high schools

  • Roof repairs prioritized by urgency

  • Automatic locking systems at all sites; badging system for staff

  • Improve phones and communication radios district-wide

  • Snow removal equipment to replace failing plows
     

2017-2018

  • Install security cameras at Northridge, Greeley West, Greeley Central and Jefferson high schools

  • Roof repairs prioritized by urgency

  • Automatic locking systems at all sites; badging system for staff

  • Improve phones and communication radios district-wide

  • Snow removal equipment to replace failing plows

  • Begin work to reinstate transportation at elementary level

Work Force and College Preparedness

2021-2022

  • Concurrent enrollment for 570 students at Aims Community College or University of Northern Colorado

  • Continued funding of Business and Community Partnership Administrator, supporting internships and apprenticeships

  • Installation of new music lab and upgrade of auditorium sound system at Greeley Central High School

  • Purchase of high-powered laptops for engineering program at Northridge High School

  • College Board fees for PSAT, SAT, AP and IB paid for all students

  • Industry certificates paid for students in specialized programs

  • Teacher training for AVID

  • Funding of Student Recovery Program at Northridge, Greeley Central and Greeley West high schools.

 
2020-2021

  • All schools will offer after school programming and summer school

  • Concurrent enrollment for high school students at Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado

  • Continuation of the Business and Community Partnership Administrator position to manage internships, job shadowing, & apprenticeships 

  • Hiring a Career Pathways Specialist to work with students and counselors to help students find a career or college path best for them

  • Continued implementation of Advancing Via Individual Determination program at elementary schools; teacher training in AVID

  • Assume operations of the Student Recovery Program (previously a private program) so it can be expanded in District 6 high schools

 

2019-2020

  • Summer School programs to bridge learning gaps for 400 students

  • Summer Adventures enrichment programs for 200 students

  • After school programs and Saturday school

  • Concurrent enrollment for high school students at Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado

  • Completion of Advanced Manufacturing program at Greeley Central High School

  • Enhancement of Health Science Pathway at Greeley Central High School

  • Creation of Early Childhood Education pathway at Jefferson High School

  • Enhancement of STEM pathway at Northridge High School

  • Expansion of Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) at select elementary schools; training teachers in AVID
     

2018-2019

  • Continue providing summer school and afterschool programs for students at all levels

  • Create an enrichment pilot summer program for the summer of 2019

  • Expand concurrent enrollment with Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado

  • Support elementary and K-8 schools that are implementing AVID Program (Advancing Via Individual Determination); Centennial, Dos Rios, Jackson, Madison, McAuliffe, Monfort, Shawsheen, and Winograd.

  • Planning phase for Advanced Manufacturing career pathway at Greeley Central High School
     

2017-2018

  • Expand summer and after-school programs for elementary and K-8 students

  • Expand summer school programs for secondary students, begin Saturday school

  • Increase concurrent enrollment with Aims and UNC for high school students

  • Create a position for Business and Community Partnership Administrator

  • Implement AVID at elementary schools

Providing Up-to-Date Instructional Materials and Technology
 

2021-2022

  • Systems to allow for redundancy and data backup, including new servers, firewall and core network switches 

  • Replacement equipment purchased as part of the technology replacement cycle

  • Purchase of GoGuardian software to provide secure content filters for student and staff Internet searches

  • Purchase of additional firewall protection for district network

  • Purchased additional and replacement devices

  • Microsoft subscription licenses for district staff

  • Replacement of elementary literacy curriculum, Spring of 2022

  • Continued installation of SmartLabs, in cooperation with The Success Foundation

 
2020-2021

  • Systems for data backup, including an off-site network operations center

  • Projectors and screens will be installed in schools to replace aging and failing smartboards

  • Exploration of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure so that students can have access to specialized software programs

  • Phase in of  a managed printer program to replace printers that are no longer serviceable with a more cost-effective model

  • Replacement of computers at select schools identified in the replacement cycle

  • Advanced Placement and math curriculum will be replaced

  • Working with The Success Foundation to provide STEM lab materials at Dos Rios Elementary, Heiman Elementary, Bella Romero Academy 4-8, and Winograd K-8.

 

2019-2020

  • New hardware and software to support food services programs at schools

  • Replace aging document cameras

  • Data backup systems

  • Replacement of computers at select schools identified in the replacement cycle

  • New science and social studies textbooks and digital content

  • Working with The Success Foundation to provide STEM lab materials at schools
     

2018-2019

  • Implement 5-year replacement cycle for technology infrastructure

  • Replace technology devices at schools; implement a 5-year replacement cycle

  • Initiate the replacement of outdated secondary language arts and mathematics curriculum
     

2017-2018

  • Implement 5-year replacement cycle for technology infrastructure

  • Replace technology devices at schools; implement 5-year replacement cycle

  • Initiate the replacement of outdated secondary language arts and mathematics curriculum

 

Allocation to Charter Schools
2017-2022

  • Every charter school in District 6 gets a monthly allocation of dollars based on their student count. 

Attracting and Maintaining a Competitive Workforce

2021-2022

  • Concurrent enrollment for 570 students at Aims Community College or University of Northern Colorado

  • Continued funding of Business and Community Partnership Administrator, supporting internships and apprenticeships

  • Installation of new music lab and upgrade of auditorium sound system at Greeley Central High School

  • Purchase of high-powered laptops for engineering program at Northridge High School

  • College Board fees for PSAT, SAT, AP, and IB paid for all to students

  • Industry certificates paid for students in specialized programs

  • Teacher training for AVID

  • Funding of Student Recovery Program at Northridge, Greeley Central, and Greeley West high schools. Including program administrators and student advocates

 
2020-2021

  • All schools will offer after-school programming and summer school

  • Concurrent enrollment for high school students at Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado

  • Continuation of the Business and Community Partnership Administrator position to manage internships, job shadowing, & apprenticeships 

  • Hiring a Career Pathways Specialist to work with students and counselors to help students find a career or college path best for them

  • Continued implementation of Advancing Via Individual Determination program at elementary schools; teacher training in AVID

  • Assume operations of the Student Recovery Program (previously a private program) so it can be expanded in District 6 high schools

 

2019-2020

  • Summer School programs to bridge learning gaps for 400 students

  • Summer Adventures enrichment programs for 200 students

  • After-school programs and Saturday school

  • Concurrent enrollment for high school students at Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado

  • Completion of Advanced Manufacturing program at Greeley Central High School

  • Enhancement of Health Science Pathway at Greeley Central High School

  • Creation of Early Childhood Education pathway at Jefferson High School

  • Enhancement of STEM pathway at Northridge High School

  • Expansion of Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) at select elementary schools; training teachers in AVID
     

2018-2019

  • Continue providing summer school and afterschool programs for students at all levels

  • Create an enrichment pilot summer program for the summer of 2019

  • Expand concurrent enrollment with Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado

  • Support elementary and K-8 schools that are implementing AVID Program (Advancing Via Individual Determination); Centennial, Dos Rios, Jackson, Madison, McAuliffe, Monfort, Shawsheen, and Winograd.

  • Planning phase for Advanced Manufacturing career pathway at Greeley Central High School