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Westminster Public Schools - Where Education is Personal

Where Education is Personal

Hyland Hills Board of Directors Vote to Support District 50 Ballot Measures

 
 Hyland Hills
 

The Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District Board of Directors joined the Westminster City Council in urging voters to support Adams County School District 50’s mill levy override and bond election proposal. The board urged a ‘yes’ vote during its October 8th meeting.

In addition to summer jobs for students, Hyland Hills serves more than 110,000 residents across the north metro region. The district provides a variety of sports and recreational programs, vacation camps, swimming lessons, sports leagues, preschool and much more.

The Hyland Hills Foundation is also a major partner for District 50 sponsoring, among other things, the Putts for a Purpose event where an adopted chosen school is treated to a day at Adventure Golf.

The two election measures are described below:

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 without. 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 4th election are now in the mail and will be arriving soon.
Voters can still register online at: www.govotecolorado.com.



Posted October 16, 2014
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