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Westminster Public Schools

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Westminster City Council Supports D50 Mill Levy and Bond Election


The Westminster City Council has given its support to Adams County School District 50’s mill levy override and bond election proposal. The council voted to support the election measure during its meeting on September 22nd.

3C - The Bond Proposal (2 dollars per month per $100,000 of assessed property valuation) would raise $20 million to upgrade safety and security features in schools and add air conditioning to the five elementary schools that are withoutit.. In addition, the money would be used to renovate facilities providing students access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes to prepare them for jobs of the future. Funds would also be available to match state funds as part of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program.

3D - The Mill Levy Override (3 dollars per month per $100,000 of assessed property valuation) would raise $2.5 million a year to support academic programming focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as practical vocational training. The funds would offset future budget cuts that impact classroom sizes as well as arts, theater and music programs. The dollars would keep highly qualified teachers in the classroom and support the continued implementation of the District’s successful Competency Based System (CBS).

You can read the ballot language here.
Ballots for the November 4 election will be mailed to registered voters the week of October 13.

Voters can register online at: www.govotecolorado.com.

Posted October 2, 2014
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